Make sure you complete the FAFSA®, in October of each school year, which is the application form you use to request financial aid from the government and from your future college.
You can fill out the form at the government website fafsa.gov, OR you can fill out an easier, more user-friendly version of the form on Going Merry. Both versions are completely free, so we recommend using Going Merry.
How to Use the Going Merry FAFSA Made Easy application:
1.) Click on the Going Merry link above and login to your Going Merry Account.
2.) Complete the “Onboarding” questions.
3.) Answer “Yes” to the FAFSA question. After several questions, you’ll see a prompt about federal financial aid, then click on the green box “Yes, show me how.”
September 5th – Barbie/Ken Day (Start of HoCo Spirit Week)
September 6th – Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum Twin Day
September 7th – D4D
September 8th – Homecoming Dance @ Superstition Manor (7pm-10pm)
September 18th through 21st – College Week
September 21st – Staff and scholars wear their college gear. Uniform bottoms still required.
October 17th – Spirit Shirt Day (we are currently working on more spirit shirts)
October 25th – Senior/Staff Luncheon & Seniors begin turning in baby pictures.
October 27th – Senior Sunrise, 6:00 AM, Oasis Park
November 7th – Spirit Shirt Day
November 16 – D4D
December 5th – Spirit Shirt Day
December 11th – (Start of Spirit Week) Theme TBD
December 12th – Theme TBD
December 13th – Theme TBD
December 14th – D4D
December 15th – Winter Formal @ Wright House (7pm-10pm)
January 9th – Spirit Shirt Day
January 18th – D4D
February 6th – Spirit Shirt Day
February 9th – Mr. Superman
February 20th – Start of Spirit Week Theme TBD
February 21st – Theme TBD
February 22nd – D4D
February 23rd – Sadies @ The Barn – Schnepf Farms (7pm-10pm)
March 5th – Spirit Shirt Day
March 28th – D4D
April 2nd – Spirit Shirt Day
April 15th – Start of Spirit Week (Theme TBD)
April 16th – Theme TBD
April 17th – Theme TBD
April 18th – Powderpuff Game (dress out in Powderpuff Uniform) time TBD
April 20th – Prom @ Power Ranch Clubhouse (7pm-10pm)
April 25th – D4D
May 1st – Senior/Staff Luncheon
May 7th – Spirit Shirt Day (Senior Week)
May 8th – Senior Citizens Day
May 9th – D4D
Rio Salado's Graduation Ceremony
Rio Salado College’s Commencement Ceremony Deadline to Apply 3/25/24
Arizona Financial Theatre 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. May 2, 2024. General student check in begins at 5:45 p.m. (5:15 p.m. check-in for specialty group photos) The lobby will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auditorium at 6:15 p.m. for guests
Any students who have completed a degree or certificate since May 1, 2023, or will have completed a program by December 2024 are eligible to participate in this year’s Commencement. Students must complete a commencement application, pay the fee, and order a cap and gown from our vendor in order to participate.
Complete this online form to submit your application to attend commencement. Please note, you will need to be logged into your MEID account to access the form.
Apply by March 25 to ensure your name is included in the commencement program.
There is no fee for commencement this year, however, students must order their cap and gown regalia from our vendor, Balfour. This is a ticketless event and there is no cost for guests.
To participate in the commencement ceremony, it’s mandatory for all students to wear a cap and gown supplied by Balfour.
Apply for commencement: no later than March 25th to be included in the program
Please note: Cap and gown orders will not be available for pickup at the ceremony or the Rio Salado office. All orders from Balfour will ship in April.
Students eligible for academic honors will receive their honor cords when checking in on the day of commencement.
Directions to Venue
Arizona Financial Theatre is located on the Northwest corner of 4th Avenue and Washington Street. From West: I-10 East to 7th Avenue south, take to Adams Street, turn left (East) to Fourth Avenue. From East: I-10 West to 7th Avenue south, take to Adams Street, turn left (East) to Fourth Avenue. Parking: Adjacent parking garage is at 4th Ave and Adams (Adams Street Garage).