Senior Events

The following information outlines important dates for seniors. We want all seniors and their families to enjoy these special events, so please check back here for the latest updates and information.

Please note that dates and times (other than baccalaureate and graduation) are subject to change.

 

Contact with Questions

Please contact Director of Accounting and Business Operations Kay Nichols at kanichols@eastsidecatholic.org if you have other questions about the end of year events for seniors.

Class of 2021: Important Dates and Deadlines

October 1 Transcripts sent Initial transcripts will be sent out by your college counselor to the colleges listed in your Naviance account. Questions? Please contact your College Counselor Siobhan McVeigh (A-K) or Cyrus Nassersaeid (L-Z).
October Virtual Cap and Gown Presentation

An email will be sent to seniors and their families on how to place graduation regalia orders with National Achiever/Herff Jones. Families also have the option of purchasing graduation announcements and other Class of 2021 items, if desired.

All seniors are required to have a cap, gown, tassel and sash for graduation.

The link to the virtual presentation can be found online.

Questions? Please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House.

October 31 Cap and Gown Contact Info DUE

All seniors need to submit their cap and gown contact information via this digital graduation reservation card to National Achiever/Herff Jones by October 31.

Students will still need to place a separate order online for all graduation items by January 31.

November 1 Early Decision Contracts DUE "Early Decision" contracts are due to your EC College Counselors. Questions? Please contact your College Counselor Siobhan McVeigh (A-K) or Cyrus Nassersaeid (L-Z).
November 15 University of Washington Applications DUE The University of Washington applications are due. Questions? Please contact your College Counselor Siobhan McVeigh (A-K) or Cyrus Nassersaeid (L-Z).
December 4 Diploma Name Confirmation DUE

An email will be sent in October to parents and seniors to confirm the name that will be printed on the senior student's diploma. Families entered this information in the 2020-21 Online School Packet (OSP).

Questions? Please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House.

December 4

 

Senior Yearbook Shoutout DUE

 

Senior shoutouts are the messages that students leave below their senior picture in their designated section of the yearbook. Students should consider their favorite quote, memory or future plans to include in their shout-out.

Seniors should submit their shout-out through this form by December 4. This form can only be accessed by students. Please note: If a student's shoutout is not submitted by the deadline, one of the generic shoutouts below will be used.

  • “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
  • Shoutout: To my family and friends

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Erika Murphy.

December 4

 

Senior Pictures for Yearbook DUE

 

All seniors must submit their senior pictures to the yearbook. This image is in place of the standard ID photo that students take with Lifetouch at the beginning of the school year. Senior photos can be completed on the platform eShare with school code GoCru. Please note: If a student's image is not submitted by the deadline, the standard school ID photo may be used.

  • When you upload or email the photos, please label them: Senior Picture with your student’s full name (e.g. Senior Picture Jane Doe)
  • Specs for your photographer: 2" x 3" (width x height), RGB color, 300 dpi, only .JPG or .PNG files
  • Please submit with as high-resolution as possible

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Erika Murphy.

December 4 Senior Ads for Yearbook DUE

Senior ads are optional and not guaranteed. They will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Ads can be purchased in either 1/4 or 1/2 page options.

Seniors ads are sold and created on the Herff Jones website. Eastside Catholic's school code is 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their student's photos and design the ads through the online system.

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Erika Murphy.

Semester 2 TBD Senior Emmaus Retreat

The Senior Emmaus retreat is currently postponed to a TBD date during Semester 2. More details will be communicated in early 2021.

Questions? Please contact Deacon Scott Pickett or Director of Student Life Michelle Flores.

January 15 Yearbook Orders DUE

Yearbooks for the 2020-21 school year can be ordered from the Herff Jones website using the school code 6287.

To ensure your student receives a yearbook, orders must be placed by January 15.

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Erika Murphy.

January 30 Mid-Year Transcripts Sent Mid-year transcripts are sent by your College Counselor to the colleges listed in your Naviance account. Please make sure your list of colleges you are applying to is complete and up-to-date. Questions? Please contact your College Counselor Siobhan McVeigh (A-K) or Cyrus Nassersaeid (L-Z).
January 31 Cap and Gown Orders DUE

This is the last day to place your online order for graduation regalia. 

Please note: The Cap and Gown unit includes all required items needed for graduation; the cap, gown, tassel and sash. XL caps are also available, please note that when placing your cap and gown order.

Questions? Please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House

If any student is in need of financial assistance, please contact Joanne Farmer in the Business Office.

Spring TBD Senior Pilgrimage

The fall senior pilgrimage has been postponed to spring. More information will be sent in early 2021.

Senior Pilgrimage focuses on self-reflection and preparation for students' final year on campus. Senior embark on a day-long, 15-mile hike on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail from Snoqualmie Falls to Carnation. The hike is led by students and is interspersed with prayer, presentations by members of the senior class on topics related to faith and spirituality, discussion, activities and games. On the hike, students carry the Senior Pilgrimage Cross which resides in the Chapel during the school year. The cross displays a pendant from every senior class that has completed the pilgrimage since 1982, the first year the pilgrimage took place.

Questions? Contact Religious Studies Teacher Tom Kittridge.

April 1 Student Baby Pictures DUE for Senior Tribute Slideshow Please email your student's baby picture in a .JPG format to Senior Class Advisor Jeff LaBelle
Spring TBD Senior Cruise

Senior Cruise is currently TBD. Information will be shared in early 2021 when available. 

Questions? Please contact Senior Class Advisor Jeff LaBelle or Director of Student Life Michelle Flores.

April 15 Graduation Order Pickup

National Achiever/Herff Jones will be on campus to deliver all graduation orders. Seniors will pick up their cap and gown and/or graduation announcement orders on this day. 

More information will be communicated to families closer to the pickup date.

Questions? Please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House.

April/May TBD

 

Formal Group Portrait

 

Professional dress is required for this picture. Girls will be seated and should plan to wear a dress or skirt that reaches to the knee or below. Long skirts/maxis are encouraged. Please no denim, including denim jackets. Boys should wear a dress shirt, tie and no jeans or athletic wear. 

Smaller group photos will also be taken and sent to local newspapers. 

The spring date is TBD. A reminder email will be sent with more details.

May 1

 

Decision Day Group Photo

Share your post-graduation plans with the EC community. Are you heading off to college, going into the military, taking a gap year or leaping into the workforce? Wear a sweatshirt, t-shirt, other apparel or swag from your post-high school adventure that highlights your plans. 

More information will be communicated to seniors as the date nears.

Questions? Please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House.

May 1 College Decision DUE in Naviance Please make sure your college decisions have been updated in your Naviance account by May 1. Your college counselor needs this important information. Questions? Please contact your College Counselor Siobhan McVeigh (A-K) or Cyrus Nassersaeid (L-Z).
May 14

 

Tuition, Fees and Fines Paid

All tuition, fees and fines for seniors must be paid by this date.

Questions? Please contact Senior Accountant Jared Rice.

May 22 Junior/Senior Prom

Details will be shared when available.

Questions? Please contact Junior Class Advisor Jessica Rice.

May 26 Senior Tribute

More details will be communicated closer to the date. 

Questions? Please contact Senior Class Advisor Jeff LaBelle.

May/June TBD Senior Class Wall Signing

Seniors will have an opportunity to sign the senior class wall located in the E wing stairwell. This has been an annual tradition since the campus opened in 2008.

Questions? Please contact Senior Class Advisor Jeff LaBelle.

June TBD Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal Seniors must attend this mandatory rehearsal in order to walk at graduation. Any earned honor cords will be distributed at rehearsal.
June TBD Senior Class Lunch Powered by Boosters, this will be a hosted lunch for the Class of 2021. Stay tuned for more details.
June 1 - 4 Final Exams for Seniors  
June 4

 

Baccalaureate Mass Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Seniors will wear their graduation gowns and sashes, but no caps.
June 7

 

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony

 

The graduation ceremony takes place Monday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Students will need to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. Please account for traffic. Benaroya Hall accommodates ADA seating.

Further details will be emailed this spring.

June 7

 

Grad Night 2021

 

This event is parent-sponsored and encourages 100% student participation. Seniors will be picked up at Benaroya Hall after graduation. Buses will depart promptly at 10:30 p.m. The destination is a surprise, but a sweatshirt and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Buses will return to EC campus Tuesday, June 8 by 6:15 a.m. Parents should plan to pick up their student so they are not driving after being up all night. As a reminder, no cell phones, bags, large oversized jackets or backpacks will be allowed. More information will be forthcoming from the planning committee in the spring.