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Class of 2024 Commencement

Senior Info & Commencement Details

Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly: Oct 6, 2023

Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly is our first senior-focused event of the year!  This event begins at 8:15am and parents are invited!

The day begins with seniors gathered in Gym for Mass, which is followed by the Homecoming Assembly.  This is a half-day for seniors only. 


  • 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.

Class Day Assembly (Mandatory): May 30, 2024

Class Day is a St. Joes tradition that celebrates our Seniors as they earn their academic awards and scholarships.   

  • Seniors are required to attend.
  • Seniors must arrive no later than 7:55AM to the school wearing gowns, no caps. 
  • Parents are invited to join us for this event. This event begins at 8:30am.

Senior Parents Breakfast!

  • Parents attending Class Day are invited to join us for breakfast refreshments after the event. 

Baccalaureate Mass (Mandatory): May 30, 2024

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 are required to attend.

  • Seniors should arrive no later than 6:30PM wearing their gowns but no caps.

  • Parents are welcome to join us. This event begins at 7pm.

  • Location: St Theresa's Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, CT

Commencement (Mandatory): June 1, 2024

Commencement is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00AM on the lower turf field.   The moment we've all been waiting for!  Seniors should arrive no later than 9:00AM.

No adornments of any kind are allowed on caps or gowns.  In the event of inclement weather: Commencement will be held in our gymnasium Notifications will be sent via PlusPortals, our phone system, Google Classroom, and the website. 


  • Attendance is required at all graduation practices and major events. 

Behavior / Decorum: 

  • The St. Joseph High School diploma is not exclusively an indication of the successful completion of academic requirements.  Since we educate the whole person, we expect and require each student to exhibit, by his or her own behavior, an appreciation for and acceptance of the values and ideals on which the school was founded and which we continue to teach, as a prerequisite for the awarding of a St Joseph High School diploma.  We expect our students to conduct themselves with characteristic poise and class.

Dress Code

  • It is required that seniors adhere to the grooming and dress code regulations of St Joseph High School.  Even though the special events require that academic gowns to be worn, boys are to be clean-shaven and appropriately dressed: shirt and tie, slacks, dress shoes (no sandals/sneakers), no earrings.  Girls are expected to wear dresses, skirts (of modest length) or pants, and dress shoes, business attire.  No shorts are permitted.

Video & Photography

Photography at Commencement:

  • For the safety of our graduates, families are not allowed to be up close to the stage to take photographs. 
  • St. Joes will hire a photographer to take photos of your students with their diplomas. Those photos will be available to view on SJ's Smug Mug page

Live Stream of Commencement

  • We will be sure to stream the event for those family members or friends who cannot attend the ceremony. The stream will be available via our YouTube page. 

Commencement Videos: 

  • For Commencement 2024, St. Joes will partner with a videographer to provide our families with a digital link of our commencement activities! 

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks are included as part of a Senior's graduation fee. Distribution of Yearbooks will occur during Last Bell on May 22, 2024.

Cap & Gown Distribution

Cap and Gown distribution will take place during one of the graduation practices.

Graduation Practices 
All practices are mandatory. Appropriate casual dress for graduation practice is required. 

  • May 28, 2024, 9am-11am
  • May 29, 2024, 9am-11am
  • May 31, 2024, 10am-1pm

Additional Senior Activities

Senior Prom & Post-Prom - May 17, 2024

  • Prom will be held at The Waterview (Monroe, CT) on the evening of Friday, May 17 at 6:30pm.
  • Post Prom will take place at The Sports Center in Shelton from 10:30pm-1:30am (please note the time change)

Legacy Mass & Pinning - May 19, 2024

  • A special Mass for our alumni legacy families and their children. 

Senior Spirit Week - May 20-22, 2024

  • May 20: Senior Dress Down (Wear your favorite SJ apparel)
  • May 21: Senior Dress Down (Wear your NEW Alumni Shirt)
  • May 22: Senior Dress Down (Wear your college gear)

Last Bell Assembly - May 22, 2024

  • Last Bell Assembly:
    • Speaker, Panel Discussion, Alumni Induction, Yearbook Distribution, Last Bell Slideshow, Countdown
      • May 22 at 12:30pm.
      • Parents do not attend this event. It is only for our seniors. We will strive to live stream this event on Facebook.

Senior Family Portraits - Various Dates

  • Senior portraits are free of charge for our families.

  • May 28 from 7:30am - 7:00pm

  • May 29 from 7:30am - 5:00pm

  • Sign Up Here!

Senior Picnic - Friday, May 31, 2024

  • 11am-1pm
  • The Senior Picnic is a special event hosted by the Alumni Office! Games, food, and fun!
  • This event will take place on the outdoor fields.
  • Parents do not attend this event.


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