Senior Portraits

Class of 2017 - UPDATE as of Feb. 6th, 2017: If you would like have a senior photo  session with Hansen Fine Portraits you may still do so by calling 386-753-9093 to schedule an appointment.

GRAD Images will be present at graduation to capture your graduates special day. Your graduate will complete an information card for GRAD Images at the graduation rehearsal. A few days following gradutaion, proofs will be emailed to the email address submitted on that information card. You may purchase proofs by responding to that email from GRAD Images.

Class of 2018... Graduating Titans you will be receiving senior portrait information in the mail at the end of the school year from Hansen Fine Portraits. Upon receiving this information you will call 386-753-9093 and scheduel your senior photo session. 

Call and schedule your senior photo session today! 

Appointments can be scheduled by calling Hansen Fine Portraits at 386-753-9093 or on-line by going to Click on Online Session Booking, select your session type and select your date & time. It's just that easy.All sessions are paid for at time of session.

Photographers will also be on campus during the 2017-2018 school year, for seniors, but only formal shots will be taken on these days (meaning only the shots that go into the yearbook.) These dates are to be announced int eh coming weeks.  No casuals or other poses will be done on the campus days. NO appointments will be granted after these dates. If you want to schedule for the school date, you must call the studio to make an appointment. Please keep in mind that if you go elsewhere for your senior pictures, those pictures will not get into the yearbook.  We will only be using the formals taken by Hansen Fine Portraits for our UHS Yearbook.


Senior Yearbook Ads

Update as of March 24th, 2017. Yearbook price will increase to $85 on May 5th. Yearbook distribution will begin the week of May 9th. Seniors will be able to pick up their pre-ordered yearbook from room 1B-100M during lunchtime or afterschool on Tuesday, May9th. Underclassmen will be able to pick up their pre-ordered yearbook from room 1B-100M starting on Wed. May 10th during lunchtime and afterschool.

The bells on campus resound, a reminder of the final year your child will walk the halls of University High School. This is it!

Your child is a part of our 2016-2017 graduating class, which means they will have their formal pictures in the yearbook, and you have the opportunity to purchase the timeless keepsake of a senior ad.

The yearbook will be out at the end of the year, and there is no better way to tell your graduate how proud you are of them.

These ads usually contain short messages of congratulations, best wishes, or continued success. The wording of the message is completely up to you, but this must be included and MUST be typed. Include the student’s name, your message, and you how wish it to be signed (i.e. “Love Always, Mom and Dad”). Along with the message, please include pictures. The more space you purchase, the more pictures we can fit. While the choice of photos is up to you, they must be of good quality (300 DPI/High resolution). If they aren’t, they will look grainy and pixelated once printed. Photos taken off of online sites are generally very poor quality and not printable. However, iPhone photos from a 5 or higher can be emailed at their highest quality. Any specific questions about quality can be sent via email to

Orders can be completed in one step online at Otherwise, if you choose to submit a physical Senior Ad Order Form (see below)to the school, photos can be sent to us electronically at along with your typed message. In necessary situations, we will also take any original, physical photos, and once we scan them, we will turn them into the front office for pick up.

There is a limited amount of space available in the yearbook for senior ads. Completed orders will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


Senior Graduation Cap & Gowns

If you ordered a cap & gown package, but have not picked it up from theschool as of yet, you may do so by stopping into room 3-200. If you atill need a cap & gown you may order one by calling 407-647-4373, you will incur a late fee and you will need to travel to tehir office in Winter Park to pick up your student's cap & gown.

We want to see all of our graduates walk across that stage, if you are having difficulty purchasing the graduation package please stop in and see Mrs. Pearsall in room 3-200 as soon as possible.

Cap & Gown Packages Distribution: April 26th & 27th during lunch in 1B-100M. If your stduent cannot pick up his/her cap & gown package on those days, he/she may see me in room 3-200 on Friday, April 28th to pick up his/her package as long as you package is completely paid for. If you owe a balance on your package you will need to pay your balance and pick it up from the Herff Jones Office in Winter Park, Fl.

Herff Jones Representatives hosted an assembly for the Class of 2017 on Tuesday, Sept. 20th to share information regarding graduation announcements, graduation cap & gowns, graduation fees, and class rings. After this assembly graduating students, parents & guardians will have the option to come in and place orders on the follwoing dates:

Dates & times for graduating seniors to purchase senior graduation packages:

Friday, Sept. 23rd during lunch, 11am to noon in room 1B-100M and Friday, Sept. 30th during lunch, 11am-noon in the Lecture Hall.

Saturday, Sept. 24th and Oct. 1st from 10am to noon in the Lecture Hall

Graduation orders can also be placed by visiting the Herff Jones website: or calling 407-647-4373.

The deadline for all graduation orders will be December 31, 2016.



All graduating seniors participating in graduation must adhere to University High School's Graduation dress code:

  • Graduation Cap & Gown, UHS Medallion & Tassel purchased through Herff Jones
  • Men Dress Code: White collared shirt, dark tie, black socks, black dress slacks & black dress shoes
  • Women Dress Code: Black dress(dress should go to mid thigh & not hang below hemline of graduation gown), black dress or dress sandals ( shoes should not be more have more than a 2-inch heel) & small earrings (2-inches or smaller is acceptable).
  • Graduation caps are NOT to be decorated.

Graduates who do not follow dress code may not be allowed to walk at graduation.

If you have any questions please contact Sophia Torres-Pearsall at 386-968-0013 ext: 46259.

For your convenience:
Herff Jones
112 N. Wymore rd.
Winter Park, Fl

Prom: Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 7-11pm

2018UHs Prom

When:           Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Check-in and seating begins at 7:00 pm.  We will not allow entry to prom past 8:30pm. You must be in line to enter by 8:15pm.

Where:          The Plaza, N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Parking:        More info to come regarding parking 

Dress Code:  Formal attire is required. Also, adequate coverage for ladies is a must. If you have any attire related questions, please see Mrs. Pearsall, 3-200 or Ms. McCann, 1C-310.

Pictures:       TBA

Directions:    I-4 east to I-95 North Exit 261. East on International Speedway Boulevard. (Route 92) 6.5 miles. Turn left (north) on Atlantic Avenue (A1A), and the hotel is seven blocks on the right. 

Menu:         Buffet style finger foods

Guest:           The maximum age for your prom date is 20 years old at the time of prom. If your guest is not a student at University High School, a guest form must be completed and a photocopy of a photo ID must be attached prior to ticket purchase. Remember, you will be held responsible for the behavior of your date and yourself.

Tickets:        TBA

Reentry: Once a student leaves prom they may not renter. Make sure you bring everything you need as you are not permitted to go out to your car.

2017 Senior Grad Bash: Friday, April 28, 2017 4:30pm-3am

Senior Grad Bash will be held at Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure.

Grad Bash Tickets price to be announced.

Baccalaureate: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7-8:30pm

Volusia County Baptist Church will be sponsoring, and hosting, the Baccalaureate service for the Class of 2017. Volusia County Baptist Church is located at 261 South Orange Ave, Orange City.  Graduates and their families should arrive by 6:30p.  Graduates will line up and enter the church together as the class of 2017. This will be the first time you wear your cap and gown in public.  Please make sure you take your gown out of the package and hang it so that the wrinkles will come out prior to the service. 

Senior Awards: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:30-9:30pm

Graduates and their families should arrive by 6:00p.  Graduates will line up and enter the gymnasium together as the class of 2017.  For some this may be the first time you wear your cap and gown in public.  Please make sure you take your gown out of the package and hang it so that the wrinkles will come out prior to the service.     

Honor Cords for Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Quill and Scroll, and National Honors Society designation will be given out at this ceremony. These cords should  be worn around the collar.  No other cords will be permitted.

Senior Class President will be given a stole. Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Academic Honors designation with a final cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher have not been determined yet.  These stoles will be given out prior to graduation. These stoles should be worn around the collar. No other stole or designation will be permitted.


Last day for Seniors, Senior Breakfast & Countdown: Friday, May 19th, 2017 8:30-11am

Seniors will gather in the student parking lot and be paraded formally through our courtyard to the gym to enjoy their last day senior events. Senior Breakfast (last day for seniors) will be held at University High School from 8:30a-9:30a and from 9:30a-11:00a the countdown will take place in the gymnasium.  Graduating seniors will be served breakfast prepared by the Culinary Arts Department.  At 9:30 the class of 2017 will have a final senior class meeting and enjoy activities leading up to the final countdown and dismissal at 11:00a.  At the conclusion of the Senior Countdown, all seniors will be allowed to leave campus.  If a senior is going to remain on campus, they must follow all school rules and class schedule for the remainder of the day.

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal: Thursday, May 25th 2017 10:30am: Daytona Beach Ocean Center

Seniors will meet at the Ocean Center at 9:45am for rehearsal and should enter at the Exhibit Hall, which is located on the west side of the Ocean Center. Seniors must provide their own transportation.  Graduates must attend this rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 28th, 2017. For rehearsal only, parking is FREE in the South Parking Lot, which is west of the Peabody Auditorium. If you park in the parking garage, you will have to pay the metered price. There will be as many rehearsals as necessary for entering and exiting. Do not bring or wear your cap and gown to graduation rehearsal! School appropriate dress is required.

Graduation: Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:00pm: Daytona Beach Ocean Center

Ocean Center
101 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida  32118

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Seniors MUST arrive by 2:30pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017 and report quickly to the Exhibit Hall on the west side of the Ocean Center.  Parent and guest may enter the Ocean Center at 3pm. In accordance with ADA only 3 guests will be permitted to sit with each handicapped guest in the handicapped seating area.

**Disrespectful or disruptive behavior that interferes with or detracts from the dignity of the occasion, including but not limited to, the use of noisemakers, air horns and other disruptive devices or behaviors, shall be grounds for removal from graduation ceremonies.**

Graduation Dress Code  Students must follow this dress code.  Students who do not follow dress code may not be allowed to walk.

  • Men
    • white collared dress shirt
    • dark tie
    • black socks
    • black dress slacks
    • black dress shoes   
  • Women
    • black dress:  dress should go to the mid-thigh and not hang below hemline of the graduation gown
    • black shoes/dress sandals with no more than a 2-inch heel
    • small earrings (2 inches or smaller is acceptable)

Graduation caps are NOT allowed to be decorated.

If students have an issue complying with the dress code, please see Mr. Devito or Mrs. Pearsall in the Student Activities Office prior to graduation.



Graduation Ticket  Information:

  • Graduates have free admittance.
  • Each person that wishes to attend graduation must purchase an admission ticket for $3.00.  Only babies and small children that can sit on a lap are exempt from needing a ticket.
  • Graduation tickets go on sale in the school store, 3-200 Wednesday, May 3, 2017 during school hours. The last day to purchase graduation tickets in the school store will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Each graduates will have 9 tickets reserved for purchase, reserved tickets MUST be purchased by May 19, 2017.
  • If there are extra tickets available, they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis May 22-24 from 8am-11am and 1-3pm in the school store.
  • After May 25th, remaining graduation tickets will be on sale at the Ocean Center Box Office. These remaining tickets will go on sale on the day of graduation one hour prior to graduation at 3pm.
  • ADA rules state that each handicapped guest is allowed 3 guests with them during the ceremony.


On the day of graduation, each car needs to have a parking pass to park in the Ocean Center parking lots or the parking garage.  Parking passes go on sale Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the school store during school hours. Parking passes are $5 per vehicle. Parking passes will also be available on the day of graduation in various lots. Parking passes are good for any lot that the police are directing you to.  If you park in an area not covered by the Daytona Beach Police Department, you will have to pay. For example, if you choose to park next to a parking meter or other paid lot, you will pay their rate.