Escambia Graduations Now Open At 100% Capacity, No Tickets Needed

May 15, 2021

Escambia County has opened all graduations with no capacity limits and no tickets needed.

The Pensacola Bay Center has increased arena capacity to 100% for graduations. Seating inside the Pensacola Bay Center arena is first come, first served, and no admission ticket is needed to enter for high school graduations.

CDC guidelines indicate that individuals who are immunized no longer need to wear a face covering. Those individuals who are not immunized are encouraged to wear face coverings, according to the school district.

“We are very grateful not only to our high school administrations for their continued hard work during this process, but we also thank the Pensacola Bay Center for their constant communication and keeping us informed each step of the way. We look forward to celebrating with seniors, families and friends,” Superintendent Dr. Tim Smith said.

The Escambia County School District graduation schedule is below.

The following graduations will be held at 6 p.m. June 3 at Pensacola High School:

  • Escambia Virtual Academy
  • George Stone Technical Center
  • Success Academy

The following graduations will be held at the Pensacola Bay Center:

June 4

  • Washington High School 9 a.m.
  • Pensacola High School 12:30 p.m.
  • Escambia High School 4 p.m.

June 7

  • Tate High School, 9 a.m.
  • Northview High School, 12:30 p.m.
  • West Florida High School,   3:30 p.m.
  • Pine Forest High School, 7 p.m.

The following graduations will be held at 6 p.m. June 3 at Pensacola High School:

  • Escambia Virtual Academy
  • George Stone Technical Center
  • Success Academy

Additional graduations will be held:

  • District Extended Graduation, June 2, 9:30 a.m., Hall Center Room 160
  • Westgate, May 21, 6 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Auditorium

Santa Rosa County has also opened all their graduations with capacity limits. For Santa Rosa County schools will outdoor venues, tickets may be provided in the event graduation must be moved indoors due to weather.


11 Responses to “Escambia Graduations Now Open At 100% Capacity, No Tickets Needed”

  1. Jlb on May 16th, 2021 3:04 pm

    BOB..we are a grest area to live…we think for ourselves..only a few sheeple…Joy..don’t worry so much misinformation about these so called vaccines…all is well..stop listening to the corruption in the media.

  2. Kane on May 16th, 2021 11:18 am

    It’s over, kids have been going to school for several months together?? My remote learning student has not gone to school with the exception for testing and every single time I guarantee you my child wore a mask Every. Single. Time.

    They just had another round of testing which was interrupted by a student projectile vomiting in class. The faculty moved the testing to another room but I thank God Almighty that me and my family have the sense to get vaccinated and have reached the allotted time for full effectiveness.

    I am overjoyed at the mask mandates disappearing but I will still be cautious until I see for myself that we indeed have started some form of recovery. The Lake is opening soon and me and a lot of my fellow Escambia County neighbors sorely need some Lake time.

  3. Lebowski on May 15th, 2021 6:37 pm


    And many more will be looking to move into your place.

  4. steve on May 15th, 2021 6:14 pm


    BYE… One less person here will not matter and open up a tiny space for 15 more.

  5. steve on May 15th, 2021 6:13 pm

    People like Joy would never make it without gov control.

    The danger is over… Those that were at risk already got vaccinated or…. But otherwise we are not going to keep allowing the gov to tell us how to live.
    Joy you can set at home and dig a bunker to keep the sky from hitting ya, OR get out there and see the world.

  6. Selfish on May 15th, 2021 6:08 pm

    Bob……bye. Try New York. I think you’ll be happy wearing your mask with no restaurant open.

  7. lee on May 15th, 2021 4:14 pm

    @ bob

    delta ready when you are !

  8. Bob on May 15th, 2021 9:45 am

    @joy and @Oversight

    At this point, I’ve given up on my community.

    We spent the last year watching 700 of our neighbors die from a preventable disease, and learned nothing. We decided that haircuts, Applebee’s, and anti-mask/anti-vaxing was more important than protecting our most vulnerable members.

    One positive thing about COVID-19: It has really shed a light on how selfish the people of Escambia County are. I thought that this was a safe place to live and raise a family with kind people and Southern hospitality. I’m sorry to say that I was wrong.

    Do whatever ya’ll want. Once the housing market calms down, my family is leaving. I love the beaches, the Blue Angels, and the fishing. It’s just a shame the people couldn’t be better.

  9. Stacey on May 15th, 2021 8:03 am

    Joy, you do realize these kids have been going to school together for several months now. No masks (and if they did wear masks, they weren’t worn “correctly”), no “social distancing” and NO VACCINE.

  10. Oversight on May 15th, 2021 6:19 am

    Super spreader event? The sky is falling, the sky is falling. But not really, Joy. If you’re concerned, stay at home and wear double masks while you watch the live stream of the event.

  11. joy bryant on May 15th, 2021 5:15 am

    Great for the kids and families HUGE mistake as well!! Either we all have vaccines and/or show proof before entering a super spreader event with teenagers that haven’t yet had their 2 vaccines.
    BEFORE YOU ALL GET TICKED OFF – I wish this wasn’t a dangerous situation – HOWEVER, whenever people are ignorant of the truth of these vaccines – they put us in danger!
    and I NEVER want to see our country like India due to ignorance!!

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