Commencement 2019


Commencement for the Class of 2019 will be held on June 1, 2019, at 10:00am on Dalling Field. 

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! 



Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly: October, 2018

The 2018 Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly took place on Friday, October 19 at 12:30pm.

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 12:30pm, parents were welcome to join us as our seniors processed by Senior Homerooms.


  • Seniors are 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.
  • This year, we encouraged all seniors to incorporate some "pink" into their attire.  This was in support of "GIT" your Pink on day at SJ on 10/19 to raise funds for breast health education.




CLASS DAY: May 30, 2019

Class Day will be held on May 30, 2019, beginning 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!

Class Day is a St Joe's tradition that gathers the entire school to celebrate our Seniors. Academic awards and scholarships are also announced! Class Day begins promptly at 8:30am. 



Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00pm at St Theresa Church (5301 Main Street, Trumbull). 

Family and friends are invited 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 arrive no later than 6:15PM wearing their gowns but no caps. 



Commencement will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00AM.

Seniors should arrive no later than 9:00am.  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. 


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
    • As the date draws near, we will inform parents on how to purchase a Commencement DVD, which will include Class Day, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement. 


Yearbook Distribution 

Yearbooks are included as part of students' graduation fee . They are distributed in late May after Last Bell. 


Cap & Gown Distribution 

Cap and Gown distribution takes place during Graduation practice.



Watch Dr Walsh's speech to our Seniors at the Homecoming Assembly!