Commencement 2019 Parking & Shuttle Service

posted May 24, 2019, 10:14 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 24, 2019, 11:04 AM ]

For Commencement on Friday, May 24, there may be some sloppy parking available in the large floodplain parking lot at Bartlesville High School. But on-campus parking will be limited, so guests are urged to use the main ConocoPhillips/Phillips 66 parking lot downtown west of the railroad tracks between Frank Phillips Blvd and Adams Blvd.

Entrances to the lot are just to the west of the railroad tracks turning north off Adams Blvd and turning south off Frank Phillips Blvd. 

District activity and school buses will pick up and drop off in the CENTER of the downtown lot to shuttle guests to and from BHS.

Shuttle service will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue every 5-10 minutes until concluding by 11:40 p.m. or whenever everyone has been delivered. Guests may board any available shuttle either going from the downtown lot to BHS or vice versa.

The shuttles will pick up and drop off at BHS at the southeast corner of the stadium near 18th Street and Shawnee Avenue.

This plan does not affect pre-approved requested handicap parking on campus.


In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved into the Bruin Field House.  Principal Chancellor plans to make decision about whether to move indoors or not by about 6 p.m., which would result in a SchoolMessenger notice.

If the event moves indoors, shuttles will still run from the downtown Phillips lot but will pick up and drop off at BHS at the entrance to the Bruin Field House off 18th Street.

Inclement weather seating will also be available in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and the Commons area for live projected streams of the ceremony.  

Each senior received six (6) tickets for seating in the Bruin Field House. Overflow seating in the Commons area and the Fine Arts Auditorium does not require a ticket. Tickets were given to each student when he or she picked up the cap & gown.

Phillips Lot Downtown



  • 6:45 p.m. – Seniors have their Group Picture in Bruin Field House (wear cap and gown)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Seniors line up for Commencement
  • 8:00 p.m. – Commencement begins