Shadow student and a Cathedral freshman pose for a picture

Spend A Day At Cathedral

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?
2020-2021 Shadow Dates and a link to register will be announced in early August.

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

We look forward to your VIP day at Cathedral!

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