Senior Info & Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be held on May 30, 2020, at 10:00am! 

But until then, there are a number of activities and events all year round that celebrate our seniors and their accomplishments! We hope you can join us for any or all of these events! 

Cate DeProfio
Mari Andrzejewski
Tyler Sisko '20
Adele Whitlock
Lindsay Giavannone
Payton Doiron
Sophie Chorek
Charlee Horton
Mike Mulligan
Gabriella Moore
Paul Fabbri
Ryan Novitski
James McMahon
Louis Tuccio


CLASS DAY: May 28, 2020 

Class Day will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Class Day will begin with a Senior Parent Breakfast at 7:30am. 

Senior Parents are invited to kick off graduation at a special breakfast in St Joe's Student Commons & Courtyard. Join us for a delicious breakfast - just for you - as we prepare to celebrate your graduate at the first of three graduation ceremonies!

The Class Day assembly will begin at 8:30am. (Seniors arrive no later than 7:55am for Homeroom)

Parents are encouraged to attend and join the graduates in the gymnasium. Class Day is a St Joe's tradition that gathers the entire school to celebrate our Seniors. Academic awards and scholarships are also announced!  

All seniors are required to attend in their academic gowns, but no caps. The entire faculty and student body will also attend the assembly. 



Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00pm at St Theresa Church (5301 Main Street, Trumbull). 

Family and friends are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the 2nd of three SJ Graduation Ceremonies!  St Joe's Baccalaureate Mass is offered in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon our graduates and their families. Memorial Scholarships are also awarded. 

  • Seniors should report to the church hall (behind the church) no later than 6:15PM wearing their gowns but no caps. 
  • All seniors are required to attend. 
  • Parking in the rear of the church is encouraged.
  • All alumni parents and their seniors will be acknowledged by name at the end of the Mass. 


COMMENCEMENT: May 30, 2020

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 10:00AM.

Seniors are required to attend and should arrive no later than 9:00am to homeroom in their academic gowns and caps.  No adornments of any kind are allowed on caps or gowns. 

Ample seating is available on St Joe's bleachers. Should you wish to sit on the field, you must provide your own seating on the field behind the graduates.

Weather permitting, Commencement will take place on St Joe's Dalling Field and seating is unlimited. For those in need of an indoor, air-conditioned venue, we will provide a live-stream of the event in our auditorium. 

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through our phone notification system. If held indoors, Commencement will take place in our gymnasium and each graduate will be limited to 4 guests. Overflow seating will be available in the auditorium and classrooms, where the event will be live-streamed. 



Senior Lawn Signs 

2020 Lawn Signs

Parents -- proudly display your pride in your SJ Graduate! Lawn signs can be ordered for $10 each and will be distributed in May. Use the form below to order yours today!



Video & Photography

During Homecoming, Class Day, and Baccalaureate Mass:

Parents are more than welcome to take photos during each of our events. 

In addition, St Joseph High School takes photos during each event and places them on our SmugMug page for your viewing. You are free to save images off of our SmugMug page. 

During Commencement: 

  • Photography at Commencement
    • For the safety of our graduates, families are not allowed to be up close to the stage to take photographs. 
    • We will have an in-house photographer taking photographs during the event of your student. Those photos will be available to view on SJ's SmugMug page. 
  • Live Stream of Commencement
    • St Joe's Commencement will be Live Streamed for those who are unable to attend the graduation ceremony. As the date nears, we will send a link via email.

Commencement DVDs: 

  • For Commencement 2020, St Joes will partner with a company to provide our families with a commencement DVD! 

    More information will be provided closer to graduation. 


Yearbook Distribution 

Yearbooks are included as part of students' graduation fee . They will be distributed at the Last Bell Assembly. 


Cap & Gown Distribution 

Cap and Gown distribution takes place during Graduation practice.


Additional Senior Activities

Friday, May 8, 2020

  • No Classes for Seniors. 
  • Senior Prom - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    • The Waterview (215 Roosevelt Drive, Monroe, CT 06468) 
  • Post Prom - 11:30pm - 2:30am
    • Sports Center (784 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Last Bell Assembly, Alumni Induction, and Yearbook Distribution
    • Auditorium, 1:00pm
    • Parents: Join us as we stream Last Bell on facebook live! 

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - Friday, May 22, 2020

  • No Classes for Seniors

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Senior Outing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Mandatory Graduation Practices - 7:55am-10:30am

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Mandatory Graduation Practice - 10:00am
  • Barbecue on Campus - 10:45am-1:00pm




The 2019 Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly took place on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:45pm.

Senior Mass & Homecoming is our first senior-focused event of the year!   

During the day,  Seniors gathered in the Auditorium for Mass, followed by a special lunch in the gym.

At 12:45pm, parents were welcome to join us as our seniors process by homeroom.


  • Seniors were asked to wear business attire; a suit, or jacket and tie for the gentlemen and an appropriate outfit for the ladies, slacks, skirts, or dresses. Attire is not evening attire and must be modest in length for our young ladies.