Shadow for a Day

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What is a Shadow Day?
Come be a VIP—“Very IRISH Person”—for a day! We invite all 8th-grade students, or students currently in high school considering transferring to Cathedral, to spend a day in the life of one of our students, meeting teachers, attending classes and experiencing what being IRISH is all about!

Who will I shadow?
Visiting students will be hosted by a freshman or sophomore student (or someone in their same grade if already in high school) who has similar co-curricular interests and/or academic abilities.

What about lunch?
Shadow visitors will be provided a complimentary lunch ticket, although they also are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

What should I wear?
Visitors should wear casual clothing suitable for school. No shorts are allowed, and no jeans are permitted unless your student is scheduled to visit on a designated "jeans day." Sport shoes such as sneakers, tennis shoes, etc. are permitted.

When can I shadow?
Between mid-September and mid-December, over 35 days are available to select from on the registration form! Please note the start time varies depending on the school schedule for the day. 

2019-20 Shadow Dates

  • October 14, 15, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30
  • November 1*, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
  • December 3, 4, 6, 9, 10
  • January 7, 8*, 14, 17, 22, 23
  • February 4, 6, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25

*School Mass Day

How do I register? 
Click here to register and select "Shadow Day" on the form.

Who do I contact with questions?
Please contact Maribeth Cloud in the Admissions Office with any questions about your shadow day experience. Maribeth can be reached at or (317) 968-7353.

We look forward to your VIP day at Cathedral!

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