Senior Parent Info

Information Updated August 2020

Senior Parking: Seniors have their choice of parking lots on campus. In order to park on campus, students must have a parking permit the designates which lot they have been assigned to. Read more about our rules and regulations and to sign up for a parking spot.

Senior Picnic & Orientation: Will take place during the afternoon before the first day of school. Please look for an email from administration and/or your Senior class president in early August with more information. The afternoon/evening will consist of a picnic, an orientation in the WAC, and Senior TP night.

Senior Portraits: Senior portraits will be taken on campus on our school picture days. On those days, seniors will dress up that day for their picture which is taken during Religion class. For gentlemen, this includes a shirt and tie (suit jacket or sport coat is suggested but not required). Please keep in mind Christian modesty. 

Senior Retreat: Seniors are highly encouraged, but not required to attend one of the five senior retreats Cathedral offers. The fee to attend is included in your student fees. Please contact Campus Ministry for more information about signing up.

Ordering Graduation Materials: Herff Jones will be on campus in January to meet with the senior class. During this meeting, seniors will learn about what materials they can order, how to order, and other information related to materials for graduation. Every senior, regardless of whether they are getting graduation materials (announcements, mugs, etc.) must complete and return their Herff Jones order form with their cap and gown information.

Graduation Materials Delivery: If you ordered graduation materials from the Herff Jones company and your child did not pick them up, then they will be in the Student Services Suite where they can be obtained. If you still owe a payment then you should make that payment directly to the Herff Jones Company and then the materials will be delivered to school. Caps and Gowns will be delivered during graduation practice.

Service Hours: Students may begin their 15 hour service requirement during the summer before the school year starting on June 1. Students are encouraged to work in their church parish, neighborhood, school, or larger community and cannot roll over hours from previous years service.All hours must be recorded on the Mobileserve APP. It is the students responsibilities to make sure their hours are getting approved by the agency they volunteered with. Direct all service questions to service@gocathedral.com 

Each student must complete the following reflection form after completing each service contact. Learn more about service hours at Cathedral.

Prom: Cathedral's prom will be held on April 23, 2022. Location, times, and registration will be posted will it is finalized.

Graduation Practice: Practice occurs the week before graduation and is generally it is held in the Auditorium. Caps, gowns, one parking pass and graduation tickets are distributed at this time. Practice will begin after senior final exams on that day. A class picture will be taken in the WAC after graduation practice.

Baccalaureate Mass: This is a Mass held on Friday, May 20, 2021  at 5:00 p.m. on the Cathedral football field. Seniors will not wear their cap and gowns during Mass, but should look nice (i.e. shorts and collared shirts for gentlemen and something similar for ladies or even a casual summer dress). Attire should follow Christian Modesty and be appropriate for Mass. Parents and guests need to bring their own lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, mass will be moved to the Welch Activity Center but no families will be allowed in. Baccalaureate Mass will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

Graduation: Graduation is on Sunday, May 22, 2021. Students should arrive at noon in their caps and gowns. The attire is the same for graduation as for the Baccalaureate Mass. Everyone except the graduate needs a ticket. Each student will be issued four tickets to distribute and will be allowed two parking spaces. In order to best serve each student and family, we provide each student the same number of tickets. Seating is first-come, first-served. Graduation normally lasts a little short of two hours and will be live streamed.

Parking at Graduation: Each family will be issued two parking passes for the theatre lot. The pass must be shown to access the lot.

Diploma: Diplomas are issued only to those who have completed all requirements for graduation and have met all financial obligations as well as all other school responsibilities including service hours.

Caps and Gowns: The gowns are rented by the students and must be returned after the ceremony to receive their diploma. Students may keep their caps and tassels.