Graduation Information

Graduation for the Class of 2016 will take place Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Ursuline Academy in the Gymnasium. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 PM and last until approximately 2:30 PM. Graduates will need to be present by 11:30 AM.

Graduates wear white dresses, carry red roses, and receive the traditional laurel wreath during the ceremony.

Graduation Dresses Guidelines

  1. Appropriate for a high school graduation
  2. White or slightly off-white
  3. Tea-length ( mid calf) or longer
  4. Cut of bodice should be modest – not backless, strapless, nor low cut in front
  5. Dresses should be ordered as soon as possible to ensure delivery and reduce charges


White, with a comfortable heel to manage the steps. (No flip flops)

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal for graduates is mandatory on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 12:00PM and Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Tickets for Graduation

Each Class of 2016 family will receive 2 parent tickets in reserved seating; approximately 4 tickets in general admission seating; 2 tickets for live-feed in the Theater – Information regarding special circumstances or seating will be sent to parents later in the school year.

Baccalaureate Mass

A Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Ursuline Academy Besl Theater on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3 PM. Everyone is invited but attendance is not mandatory. No tickets are required.

NOTE: All tuition and fees must be received by Friday, May 13, 2016, in order for graduates to receive diplomas and/or final transcripts



Important Senior Events

Friday, May 6

Senior Prom

Monday, May 9

Senior Art Show  7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

Academic Awards Program, Besl Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Friday,  May 20

Sending Forth Liturgy, Besl Theater

Monday, May 23

Senior Exams

Tuesday, May 24

Senior Exams

Wednesday, May 25

Graduation Rehearsal, Gym, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 26

Graduation Rehearsal, 10:00 to 12:00

Friday, May 27

Mother/Daughter Mass and Luncheon 11:00 a.m.

The Manor House, Mason-Montgomery Road

Saturday, May 28

Baccalaureate Mass, Besl Theater, 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 29

Graduation, 1:00 pm at UA

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