Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

Car parade will celebrate UAHS Class of 2021 on May 30

Cars lined up for the Class of 2020 car parade

Congratulations to the Upper Arlington High School Class of 2021! This is a special group of students whose accomplishments include academics, the arts, extracurriculars, and a remarkable commitment to service to the community. 


Back by popular demand, Upper Arlington Schools and the City of Upper Arlington will be celebrating the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 30 with a car parade following the commencement ceremony at the Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State University campus.


Staging for the parade will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m., with graduates and their families gathering in their vehicles in the northbound lanes of Northwest Boulevard between Lane Avenue and Ridgeview Road. 


Parade route mapThe parade will begin at 11:45 a.m. at Northwest Boulevard and Ridgeview Road. The parade route is as follows:


  • East on Ridgeview Road to Mount Holyoke Road

  • North on Mount Holyoke Road to Trentwood Road (temporary reversal of normal one-way traffic flow)

  • West on Trentwood Road to Northwest Boulevard

  • South on Northwest Boulevard to end at Lane Avenue


Family, friends, neighbors and community members are invited to cheer on the graduating class along the route. Please note that if you choose to park along the route, you will need to arrive by 11:20 a.m. and will not be able to leave the route until the parade is over.


The last cars will be permitted to enter the staging area at 2 p.m., so the route should be cleared off by 3 p.m., by which point the UA Police will reopen all roads to normal traffic.


If you live along the route and wish to leave while the parade is in progress, we recommend that you move your vehicle to a location outside the parade route early that morning or the night before. If that is not possible, you will be able to carefully pull from your home and drive along with the flow of the parade to the nearest cross street and exit the route there. Officers will be staged at main intersections including the Zollinger/Mount Holyoke and Zollinger/Northwest intersections and will provide assistance if necessary. If you live on the parade route, it will not be possible to return to your property while the parade is in progress. If you live elsewhere within the route’s boundaries, officers will assist you across the route on Zollinger Road to get to your home, but we ask that you avoid this if possible.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City’s Police Division, at 614-583-5150.

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