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Congratulate the Graduates of the Class of 2020! Doors open one hour before start time. For additional information please contact the schools directly.

Oakville High School – 1:30pm

Mehlville High School – 6:00pm

Congratulate the Graduates of the Class of 2020! Doors open one hour before start time. For additional information please contact the schools directly.

The Family Arena in St. Charles will reopen for public events after closing for COVID-19, beginning with facility rentals for graduation ceremonies. The first ceremony scheduled is on July 10.

“Our top priority is to make certain our guests are safe, and that includes heavily sanitizing the facility and making changes that allow for social distancing,” says Tom O’Keefe, Manager of Booking and Marketing at The Family Arena. “While school districts may have their own set of restrictions for their ceremonies, after consultation with the districts, The Family Arena has procedures that will be followed for all ceremonies.”

O’Keefe stresses that the following procedures are in effect now but subject to change in the future.


  • Health Screening Stations will be placed outside of each point of entry. The Family Arena will perform a temperature check on each graduate and guest. Those passing the screening will be given a card that will allow them access to the building.
  • Guests and graduates can enter through Gates 1, 2, 3, or 4. Graduates will proceed directly to the floor of the arena; there will be no graduate procession.
  • To eliminate the need to touch personal items during the screening procedure, bags, purses, and backpacks will not be allowed inside the building.
  • Cameras and video recorders will be allowed in the building but can be the only things in a camera bag. Tripods are not allowed.
  • The Arena concourse will flow in one direction; signs will be posted.


  • A professional cleaning service will thoroughly clean and sanitize all areas of the building after each event, including glass, carpets, doors and door handles, etc. The crew will be at each event to continuously sanitize the bathrooms and concourse area.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be immediately available upon passing through the metal detectors; however, those attending are encouraged to bring their own as well.
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.


  • Arena seating will utilize approximately 50 percent of its 9,600-seat capacity. Anyone found tampering with restricted seating may be asked to leave.
  • No backdrop will be utilized. Seating will be in the round in order to maximize capacity while maintaining social distancing.
  • Graduates will be seated 6 feet apart.
  • Guests are prohibited from sitting in sections marked closed for social distancing.
  • In the event that programs are not provided to the graduates prior to the day of the ceremony, they will be placed on guests’ seats.
  • The audience will be released section-by-section to encourage social distancing as graduates and guests exit.


  • Concessions will offer a limited selection to expedite transactions. Cash or credit cards are accepted.
  • Each ceremony will be live-streamed for the benefit of those who cannot attend on The Family Arena’s YouTube channel and at familyarena.com/graduations.
  • Suites For Graduations Are Now Available!

    Graduation suites are now available for purchase. Our suites hold up to 12 people and cost $275. You’ll have reserved seating and access to a private restroom. To make your reservation contact Liz at 636-896-4211 or email her at esilbert@familyarena.com.

    All “End Times” are approximate. Food and beverage packages are not available for graduation suites.



    July 19
    1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Event Category:


    Family Arena


    Doors Open at
    1 Hour Prior to Star Time


    The Family Arena
    2002 Arena Parkway
    St. Charles, 63303 United States
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    Visiting St. Charles


    It doesn’t matter if you’re in town for a day or a week, St. Charles is a great place to live or visit. If you are planning on visiting the Family Arena from out of town, and need a hotel, here are a few nearby hotels we suggest:

    Historic St. Charles
    Streets of St. Charles
    St. Charles County Parks & Recreation Department
    St. Charles County Park Activity Guide

    Upcoming Events

    1. Graduation Live Stream

      July 10 @ 8:00 AM - August 2 @ 5:00 PM
    2. Troy Buchanan High School Graduation

      July 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    3. Francis Howell School District Graduations

      July 11 @ 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    4. Pattonville High School Graduation

      July 16 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Contact & Location


    Address: 2002 Arena Parkway
    Saint Charles, MO 63303

    Phone: 636-896-4200
    Fax: 636-896-4205

    Other Important Phone Numbers:
    Event Hotline: 636-896-4242
    Group Sales: 636-896-4237
    ADA Hotline: 636-896-4234
    Lost & Found: 636-896-4200