More than 200 students representing nearly 30 countries and U.S. states will graduate from the University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) on Friday, June 16, 2023. This year’s graduating class has expressed around 30 different career interests, including aviation, medicine, law, professional sports, performing arts, and entering the military. Likewise, the class of 2023 has collectively indicated plans to attend nearly 120 colleges and universities worldwide after graduating from UNHS.

The graduation ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Plains Room in the Nebraska East Union on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s east campus. The event will be live-streamed (please visit the UNHS graduation page on June 16 to locate the live stream link). At least 14 graduates are expected to attend the ceremony in person. 

Commencement exercises will consist of the awarding of diplomas by the director of UNHS, Dr. Barbara Wolf Shousha and the principal of UNHS, Dr. Jeff Stoehr. The commencement address to graduates will be given by Lauren Silverman Durban, Communications Manager at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. 

Graduates in attendance will also be given the opportunity to approach the podium and give a brief personal statement, such as expressing gratitude toward those who have supported them or sharing advice or a memory about their experiences with UNHS.

UNHS has also created a graduate roll call video, and a graduate and staff expressions video for students, families, and supporters to watch. These videos will be available June 16 on the UNHS graduation page.

Congratulations and best wishes to the University of Nebraska High School class of 2023!