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Shadow Day

If you are an 8th grader, we would love to have you shadow a current Ursuline student sometime during the months of September, October, or November. Shadowing gives you the opportunity to experience the atmosphere at UA and see what being a Lion is all about. 

  • The typical shadow day is 7:45am – 2:30pm.
  • Students should bring 4 or 5 dollars for lunch (packing is fine too).
  • Dress code: No shorts or leggings. Nice jeans/pants/capris are fine.
  • Students can either be dropped off at the main office, or a parent can accompany them into the building to meet their host student. We have a visitor parking lot on the right as you pull in the driveway.
  • The end of our school day is 3:00pm. Visitors are dismissed at 2:30 so that their parents can avoid traffic at the end of our school day.

Only 8th Graders are permitted to shadow Ursuline students.

  • If your daughter doesn’t know a current freshman or sophomore to shadow, one will be assigned to her based on her interests (usually a sophomore, since shadowing happens toward the beginning of the year, and freshmen are still learning their way around the school).  We recommend that students do not shadow juniors or seniors.
  • Most typical school days are fine for shadowing.  
  • However, there are certain days throughout the year that do not allow for visitors due to various scheduled events (see below).
  • November 3 - Late Start Day (shadowing allowed, but day is shortened.)
  • November 11 - Late Start Day (shadowing allowed, but day is shortened.)
  • November 26 to November 28 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

We limit the number of visitors per day to ensure each 8th grader has a normal school day experience.

To arrange a shadow day for your daughter, email the following information to Molly McClarnon at

  • Preferred Date of Visit:
  • Daughter's Name:
  • Mailing Address:
  • Home Phone:
  • School:
  • UA student she'd like to shadow (if she knows of one):
  • Daughter’s Interests:
  • Cell Phone:
  • Parents' Email:
  • Parents’ Names:

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