Ursuline is excited to offer both in-person and virtual shadow days for 8th graders this year!

In-person shadow days will be limited to 10 visiting 8th graders per day in order to maintain appropriate physical distancing. Virtual shadow days are limited to 5 students per day to allow each 8th grader to have a personalized experience. Both in-person and virtual shadow days must be scheduled at least three school days in advance of the visit. See below for more information about each type of shadow day.

**As we move into November, most shadow days are full. If you would like to schedule a shadow day or visit, please contact the admissions office at admissions@ursulineacademy.org or (513) 791-5791 ext. 1116 and we can find a date that works for you!

In addition to shadow days, the admissions office is happy to give personal tours for prospective families. Please contact admissions@ursulineacademy.org if you would like to schedule a tour.

Information About In-Person Shadow Days:

There is a limit of 10 in-person shadows per day due to Covid-19 distancing guidelines. Shadow days MUST be scheduled at least three school days in advance of the visit.

On your daughter's shadow day, parents are welcome, though not required, to stay for the opening presentation from 8:30 - 9:30 am. In-person shadow days include an optional parent tour from 9:30 - 10:30 am.

Due to Covid-19, 8th graders will not be following one Ursuline student the entire day as they typically would on a shadow day. Instead, 8th graders will move through a modular schedule with many activities and experiences to learn what a day in the life of a Lion is all about. Experiences will include student-led tours, joining academic classes, a community service project, "free mods", Q&A with Ursuline students, and more. Lunch will be provided from Ursuline's cafeteria and eaten outside, weather permitting.

Students should be picked up outside Ursuline's main entrance at 1:40 pm.

Prior to the shadow day, parents will receive an email with additional details about the day, as well as Ursuline's Covid-19 screening questions and procedures. Please note that all visiting students and parents must follow the Ursuline Responsible Return to School Plan visitor policy and procedures, including but not limited to the following:

  • Students and parents will have their temperature taken upon arrival to campus and be asked screening questions related to travel, symptoms, and possible exposure. Families should also self-screen before arriving to campus. Visitors who have traveled to hot-spots, who are showing symptoms, or who are awaiting results of a Covid-19 test will not be permitted on campus.
  • The admissions office will work with families to reschedule shadow days if a student is unable to attend her scheduled day due to Covid-19 symptoms or exposure.
  • Students and parents must wear a face covering (mask) the entire time they are on campus, unless actively eating or drinking or in a designated mask-free area (chapel or outside, with physical distancing).
  • Students and parents must practice good hand hygiene and be mindful of physical distancing requirements while at Ursuline.

In the event that Ursuline would have to move to remote learning during your daughter's scheduled shadow day, we will communicate with you as soon as possible with the option to have a virtual shadow day or to reschedule for another date.

Information About Virtual Shadow Days:

There is a limit of 5 virtual shadows per day to ensure that each 8th grader is able to have a personalized virtual experience.

On your daughter's shadow day, parents are welcome, though not required, to log on for the opening presentation from 8:30 - 9:30 am.

Students participating in virtual shadow days must have access to a computer with a microphone, camera, and wifi from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm on her shadow day. Much of the virtual shadow day will take place through Microsoft Teams. It is also preferred that students have access to a cell phone throughout the day for texts and phone calls with Ursuline students.

Additional details and instructions will be sent to parents and students in advance of the virtual shadow day.