YES Prep Senior Signing Day

On Senior Signing Day, our seniors proudly declare their college plans in an arena filled with the entire YES Prep community. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and bright futures of the Class of 2017.

Location: Toyota Center
Date: May 17
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

All students, staff, families, alumni, supporters, and community members are welcome.

  • Alumni and community supporters, please click here to register.
  • Seniors will receive paper tickets for two members of their family in their Senior Signing Day packets. Additional family members should register using the link above.

Share your excitement for the event by using the hashtags, #SSD17, #sayyestocollege, #lasrespuestaesYES, and #adelante17, on all platforms. 

For more information, check out the FAQs below.

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FAQs

Where should I park? How much does it cost?
Seniors will receive a parking pass in their Senior Signing Day packets good for one free spot in the Toyota Center’s Tundra parking garage. They will park on the 5th or 6th floor. All alumni, community supporters, or family members without a parking pass can park in the Tundra parking lot for $10 or find available street parking. All campus staff and students will arrive via school bus.
 
How much does Senior Signing Day cost?
Senior Signing Day is a FREE event open to the YES Prep community and the families of our graduating seniors. Although Senior Signing Day is a free event, you will require a ticket to get in. Seniors will receive paper tickets for two members of their family in their Senior Signing Day packets. Community supporters, alumni, college representatives, and additional family members should register using this link and show their ticket at the door.
 
If the event is free, why does Eventbrite ask for my personal information?
Eventbrite is an event management tool used for events—whether they are free or have a cost. All events require you to check out and provide contact information so that the organizer knows who you are and how to communicate with you. When you check out for a free event, like our Senior Signing Day, the cost will say $0.00.
 
Is there a limit to how many guests I can bring or invite?
All are welcome to attend. Each senior will receive two paper tickets for his/her family members and these two designated family members will be seated in the family section. All additional family members, alumni, college partners, and community members will be seated in other sections.

Can my child sit on my lap or does he/she need a ticket?
Children under 36” are allowed into the arena without a ticket but will need to sit on the lap of their parent/guardian. 

Can I bring or buy food or drink at Senior Signing Day?
The Toyota Center strictly prohibits outside food or drink inside the premises. Water is available from Toyota Center water fountains. If you have special medical dietary needs that require you to bring food or drinks into the Toyota Center, please contact your campus. 

Family members attending the early-morning event at Root Memorial Square Park will be served light refreshments.

What else can I bring or not bring?
Signs and small purses are welcome but will be checked at the door.

The Toyota Center does not permit the following:

  • balloons
  • flower vases of any kind
  • loud horns/noise makers/vuvuzelas
  • backpacks/bookbags
  • camera lenses bigger than four inches

Please leave all the aforementioned items in your car.

What happens if it rains or there is severe weather?
Senior Signing Day is an indoor event; therefore, it will take place rain or shine. The family reception, however, is outdoors. In the event of a severe weather alert, please check the YES Prep website and Facebook page for updates. 

Where do I sit?
Toyota Center staff will direct you to the correct area. No worries, there isn’t a bad seat in the house! Staff members will sit with their campus. 

Can you provide any special instructions for individuals in wheelchairs? Do they need to use a particular entrance or seating area?
There is a metal detector at each entrance that will acommodate a wheelchair. Once the individual arrives in the wheelchair, Toyota staff will direct them to the appropriate door and seating area. 

Are there lactation rooms for nursing mothers?
The Toyota Center offers family restrooms throughout the facility that are available for nursing mothers.

Is there a dress code?
The Toyota Center reserves the right to turn away anyone dressed inappropriately. Seniors should follow the professional dress expectations outlined in their senior packets. Campuses will communicate uniform expectations to their students and staff. Home office staff should wear professional dress, ideally in YES Prep navy blue. 

I'm a senior and I lost my Senior Signing Day informational sheet. Where can I get another?
Please see the attached document.

What is the social media and cell phone use policy for staff and students?
Senior Singing Day is a system-wide celebration of our seniors open to the entire YES Prep community. As such, we encourage photos, videos, and social media posts to capture the big day and therefore allow students to use cell phones between 9:15 and 10:25am. Student cell phones must be shut off for the remainder of the event. For staff, it is important to continue to abide by our system-wide social media policy that prohibits staff from connecting with students and posting pictures of students on their personal social media accounts. Campus social media accounts, however, are allowed to post images of students, staff, and others at the event. 

Is there a hashtag for the event?
Please share your excitement for the event by using the hashtags, #SSD17, #sayyestocollege, #lasrespuestaesYES, and #adelante17, on all social media platforms.

Will the event be broadcast?
Yes, we will broadcast the event live at https://livestream.com/accounts/13074933/SSD17.