Class of 2017 Graduation Information

TUESDAY, APRIL 25th, 8:10a.m.: Senior Class Graduation Meeting

FRIDAY, APRIL 28th: College Shirt Day

  • Seniors may wear their college shirt with STA uniform pants/shoes.

FRIDAY, MAY 12th, 2:30p.m. - GYM - GradPak Distribution

  • All tuition accounts must be current for Seniors to receive Grad Pak (Cap & Gown, Baccalaureate Mass invite & Grad tickets).

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, MAY 16 - 18: Senior Exams

  • Tuesday, Periods 5 & 4 - 2:30p.m. Dismissal
  • Wednesday, Periods 3 & 6 - 11:30p.m. All School Dismissal - SPECIAL SCHEDULE
  • Thursday, Periods 1 & 2 - 10:20 Dismissal Seniors Only

SATURDAY, MAY 20th: Baccalaureate Mass – STA Gym – 3:00p.m.

  • Seniors will report to the Cafeteria 2:15 p.m.
  • Baccalaureate Mass is for Seniors and parents.

Dress Code:

      • Only the STA graduation gown (no cap, cord, medal) is to be worn over appropriate dress:
      • LADIES - Skirt/dress, shirt/blouse with sleeves or cover, dress shoes.
      • GENTLEMEN - Collared dress shirt & tie, dress pants & belt, dress shoes & socks. No facial hair, hair well-groomed and appropriate STA length, no earrings.
      • NO FLIP FLOPS, NO JEANS, NO SHORTS, NO SNEAKERS.

SUNDAY, MAY 21ST: GRADUATION –
NSU ARENA – 3:00P.M.


Nova Southeastern University Arena
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796


Please take all photos with graduates prior to the ceremony. Graduation gowns will be collected immediately following the ceremony as graduate exit the arena.
    • SENIORS MUST REPORT TO THE ARENA BY 12:00 NOON FOR REHEARSAL.
    • Graduates should not bring personal items (purse, bag, etc.) into the Arena.
    • Each senior will be given 6 tickets to the graduation ceremony. (Children over age 6 are welcome with a ticket.)
    • GRADUATION TICKETS ARE NOT RESALE ITEMS. All tickets are General Admission.
    • Requests for extra tickets must be received by May 8th via email request to sta.studentaffairs@aquinas-sta.org.

    • Disability seating must be reserved in advance. Email student & guest names to: sta.studentaffairs@aquinas-sta.org by May 12th.
    • NSU Arena doors open to the public at 1:30 p.m.
    • Parking and traffic can delay arrival. Please plan accordingly!

    DRESS CODE:

    • STA GRADUATION CAP, GOWN, STA ACADEMIC CORDS/MEDALS ONLY
    • Grad cap & gown must not be personalized.
    • LADIES - Skirt/dress, shirt/blouse with sleeves or cover, dress shoes.
    • GENTLEMEN - Collared dress shirt & tie, dress pants & belt, dress shoes & socks. No facial hair, hair well-groomed appropriate STA length, no earrings.
    • NO FLIP FLOPS, NO JEANS, NO SHORTS, NO SNEAKERS, NO HATS.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH: ALUMNI AWARDS BREAKFAST & DIPLOMAS - GYM - 9:30A.M.

    Diplomas will be released to graduates after the awards ceremony to those who have cleared all accounts (i.e. tuition, Guidance, parking, athletics, STAR Lab, technology accounts). Diplomas will be available for pick up in the Main Office during school hours for those who do not attend this event.

    DRESS CODE:

    • LADIES - Dress pants, ankle length skirt/dress, shirt/blouse with sleeves or cover. No bare middle, no revealing chest line, no shorts of any kind.
    • GENTLEMEN - Dress pants & collared shirt. No earrings, facial hair, well-groomed STA length hair.
    • NO FLIP FLOPS, NO JEANS, NO SHORTS, NO SNEAKERS, NO HATS.

    All STA guidelines stated in the 2016-17 Parent-Student Handbook apply to all graduation events. Disruptive behavior or dress code violations will result in disciplinary consequences, which include, but not limited to detention and/or withholding of diploma/transcript.

    St. Thomas Aquinas High School does not sponsor, recommend, endorse or hold responsibility for any graduation trip/party.

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