Graduation is the twenty-second and final episode of season five.
Tia, Tamera and their friends prepare for graduation. Lisa searches to find the girls a guest commencement speaker for the ceremony while Tamera and Jordan decide on a farewell song. Tyreke feels left out in the celebration since he never got the chance to receive his diploma. He tells Ray that he wants to get his GED after receiving a promotion as full-mechanic and that he will need time off to study. After failing his pre-test, Tyreke gives up and decides to take Ray up on his promotion. When Tyreke visits Tia, they get into an argument and face a breakup. Tia and Tamera think its because of another girl so they go to his apartment to learn of Tyreke's dilemma. They encourage him to takes the GED exam and he succeeds. Commencement for the class of 1998 begins with Super Bowl XXXII MVP Terrell Davis giving a touching speech and ending with Roger performing a song for his friends.
- This was the last appearance of Marques Houston (being part of the main cast) until his guest appearance on the last episode of the 6th and final season.