Celebrating the Class of 2020

The long awaited day is upon us! We are excited to welcome the Class of 2020 and their parents/guardians back to 17th & Girard for the Conferral of Diplomas this Friday, July 31--the Feast of St. Ignatius.

The arrival times will be the same as had been previously planned:
  • 10 a.m.: Students A thru G
  • Noon: Students H thru M
  • 2 p.m.: Students N thru Z
Yearbook and tuxedo pickup is Thursday, July 30 from 10 a.m -1 p.m. on the front steps. Tuxedo return is Monday, August 3 at the Prep or directly to Rochester Tuxedo in Maple Shade, NJ.

Helpful hints:
  • The Plaza Lot will be closed to all cars. Attendants will direct parking in the North and Ridge Lots off of 18th Street.
  • Graduates and families will enter through the 18th Street gate and check in at the Registration Table. Boutonnieres and masks will be provided for the graduates.
  • Graduates and families will stay together as a group socially distanced and line up around the perimeter of the Plaza Lot to receive their diploma.
  • In keeping with Commonwealth requirements, we ask that families exit promptly, return to their cars and exit the parking lot to accommodate the next group.
  • Students will wear their tuxedos. Remember your class pin, ring and St. Joseph Medal. Moms, don’t forget your Mothers’ Club pin!
  • Masks are required for all in attendance. If you have any symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, please do not attend.
  • Water bottles will be available. If it is a sunny day you may wish to bring a personal size umbrella for shade.
A photographer will be available; there is no Livestream available for this event. In the event of inclement weather, we will line up in the Sauter Dining Hall.