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*** Graduation Practice, Friday, May 24, 10:00am – 723 State Street ***

Graduating Seniors are to meet Mrs. Blahnik at St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center lobby front desk
for practice. Students who are giving a speech should be prepared to give the speech to Dr. Skemp
after the practice. Other students do not have to bring anything. Practice will last about an hour.
Mr. Schmiesing, Dr. Skemp and Mr. Scudder will be working with the graduates.

Parking for the event – 430 N Frances Street, 301 N Lake Street and 600 N Park Street. The 415 N
Lake Street parking garage is now closed.

Graduation Day, Sunday, May 26th – 723 State Street


12:00 p.m.

● Seniors are to meet Mrs. Blahnik at St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center lobby by 12:00 noon. Students – Please bring your cap and gown, cords, medals, and tassels to be stored in the Newman Center for graduation.

1:00pm Mass

● Parents and families are to arrive at the church starting at 12:30pm.
● This Mass fulfills your weekly obligation.

2:00pm Graduation Ceremony – Newman Hall – 5th floor
● After Mass, graduates will leave the Mass first and go to the Newman Hall, 5th floor to prepare for graduation.
● Once the graduates have left, families can then follow to the 5th floor by taking the elevator or stairs.
● Families will be greeted by Mrs. Hineline and handed a program.
● Families can then head into Newman Hall and Mrs. Blahnik will usher your family to your seat which is assigned seating by last name on the chairs.
● The ceremony will not be livestreamed.


After the graduation, cake, lemonade, and water will be served. Photos of the graduates will be taken in Newman Hall or out on the balcony if weather permits.

Congratulations to the class of 2024!