Carondelet High School

Graduation & End-of-Year Activities


When: Sunday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Carondelet Gym

Graduates: please report to the Inner Court at 11:30 a.m. in your white graduation gown and cap with tassel, Carondelet medal, (CSF pins, CSF and NHS cords and tassels if applicable). Diplomas will be distributed in the Inner Court after the panoramic picture.

Younger Sisters: If you have a daughter who is a current student at Carondelet and is available to assist with graduation, she will not need a ticket. Please email the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Jessica Mix by Friday, April 21 at

Tickets: Each family will receive four (4) tickets for the graduation ceremony in the gym. There will be an HD Live Feed of the ceremony shown in the Garaventa Center and no tickets are required to view there. Additionally, there will be a Live Stream of the ceremony.

Requesting additional tickets for the gym - There is a very limited supply of additional tickets for viewing the ceremony in the gym. If you would like to request additional tickets, please email Ms. Donna Akridge at by Friday, April 21. Please indicate if the request is for immediate family members. Those that request additional tickets through April 21 will be put in a drawing. You may request up to 2 additional tickets in an effort to accommodate as many requests as possible. All tickets will be hand delivered to the graduate at the end of the final graduation practice.

Please Note: To allow for better viewing, you MAY NOT bring flowers and balloons into the gym. Graduates will be asked to leave any corsages, leis or other special gifts in their assigned classrooms.

Parking will be available on both the Carondelet and De La Salle campuses.

Senior Assembly/Alumnae Breakfast

When: Monday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the Carondelet Gym; Breakfast to follow in the Garaventa Center

Attire: White graduation gown (no caps)

The Senior Assembly is a formal ceremony where the class of 2017 is honored in front of the student body and receive their Carondelet medals – a Carondelet tradition. This is a special moment as their schoolmates recognize the seniors for the last time. Gowns are worn, a nice dress with low-heeled dress shoes (no flip-flops, UGGS, boots, tennis shoes or moccasins), and no caps please. This is an all school assembly for the student body. Generally this assembly is for the students as most will be unable to attend the actual graduation ceremony due to space limitations. If a graduate is receiving an award at this assembly, a private email invitation will be sent to the parents. The Alumnae Breakfast is strictly for the graduates and any other alumnae that come to help.


When: Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Garaventa Center

Attire: White graduation gown (no caps)

Baccalaureate is a special Liturgy designed to celebrate the graduating class and to gather in prayer with classmates, teachers, family and friends, to give thanks for your time at Carondelet and ask blessings for your future. This is meant to be an event for the immediate family and it is recommended that each graduate have only four guests in attendance. A dessert reception will follow.

*Gowns are worn with a nice dress and low-heeled dress shoes (no flip-flops, UGGS, boots, tennis shoes or moccasins).

Grad Night

Buy tickets here. Last day to purchase tickets for Grad Night is Sunday, May 6. Please contact Mrs. Mix if you missed the deadline at

When: Sunday, May 21 from 7:15 p.m. - Monday, May 22 2:30 a.m.

Where: Students meet in the Garaventa Center by 7:15 p.m. and return to the DLS Hofmann Center at 2:30 a.m. (Actual Grad Night location is a secret.)

Parents: please do not arrive before 2:30 a.m.

Contact: Cheryl Stanton at


Individual Ceremony Picture- A photograph will be taken of your daughter after she is honored by the Principal. Pictures will be available to view and order the day after graduation.

Panoramic- A panoramic of the entire class will be taken in the amphitheater following the ceremony. Pictures will be available to view and order the day after graduation.

View and Order here

Recording- DVDs will be made of the “live feed” and available for purchase for $15. Link coming soon. (Last day to place your order is Friday, June 9.) Check back in May for link to pre-order.

Memory Wall Collage - Due April 28

To: Carondelet Senior Parents & Guardians
RE: The Grad Night Memory Wall (Shhhh, it’s a secret!)

The memory wall has been a long standing tradition since the inception of Grad Night many years ago.

We are asking each Carondelet family to put together a memory page for their senior daughter. The page can consist of one picture, several pictures, or a collage of pictures. The images can be baby and childhood pictures, or a collection of high school memories from clubs, sports, etc. Please keep this a secret as part of the fun is enjoying the reactions of the students upon seeing the collages their families have created for them.

Please abide by the following guidelines:

  • Arrange the photos on an 8½ X 14 (legal size) paper. We cannot accept pages any larger than 8 ½ x 14. The page layout can be vertical or horizontal.
  • The photos must be fastened securely with tape or glue.
  • Upon completion, please take the collage to The UPS Store on Bancroft (see address below), and request a color photocopy of the memory page (keep your original pictures). IMPORTANT: Clearly write your child’s name and your phone number on the back of the color copy.
  • Leave the copy at The UPS Store. They will laminate the copy of the memory page and set it aside for pick up. The Grad Night Committee will pick up the finished collages.
  • The UPS Store: 712 Bancroft Road (Bancroft Shopping Center, at Treat, next to Safeway), Walnut Creek. Store hours are M-F: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their phone number is (925) 934-2844. The cost is approximately $5.

    DUE DATE: Friday, April 28, 2017

    Please submit your memory wall collage as soon as possible. We will need ample time to organize the submissions because we expect to receive over 400 collages.

    Important Dates

    Graduation Practice (Mandatory)
    Monday, May 8 • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 17 • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Senior Assembly/Alumnae Breakfast
    Monday, May 15 • 8:00 a.m.

    Thursday, May 18 • 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday, May 21 • 12:30 p.m.

    Grad Night
    Sunday, May 21 • 7:15 p.m.

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