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Class of 2023 End-of-the-Year, Baccalaureate & Graduation Information

Please review and make note of all important dates for all end-of-the-year activities pertaining to Seniors.

Please be sure to follow all directions. In order to participate in graduation — all academic, retreat and service hour

requirements must be fulfilled. In addition, all financial obligations must be reconciled with the Finance Office.



All senior lockers must to be emptied by Wednesday, May 24, 2023.


Cap and Gown Distribution

Caps and gowns will be distributed to graduating Seniors on Wednesday, May 31 in Masson Auditorium beginning at 10am. Please note the pickup time by homeroom. Also, each Senior may only receive their own cap and gown. If a Senior is not able to arrive at their assigned time, they are to make arrangements with the Finance Office for pickup. NO STUDENT will be given anyone else’s gown but their own.


  • 1A – 10am

  • 2A – 10:20am

  • 3A – 10:40am

  • NHS1 – 11am

  • NHS2 – 11:20am   


Please note, only the chords given with the cap and gown at pick up are allowed to be worn.

NO ADDITIONAL ADORNMENTS are allowed on the caps and gowns.


Baccalaureate and Graduation Practice

Masson Auditorium and Rockne Hall on Thursday, June 1 at 10am. Seniors should report directly to Masson Auditorium and be seated in

their assigned seat NO LATER THAN 10AM. Seat assignments will be provided with the caps and gowns. Attendance at practice is REQUIRED. It is NOT optional.


Baccalaureate and Graduation Tickets

Baccalaureate and graduation tickets will be distributed in homerooms the week of May 22 (or given to Seniors at cap and gown pickup).

Each Senior will receive an envelope containing FOUR tickets for Baccalaureate and TEN tickets for Graduation. Tickets are required for admission and must be submitted upon entering. Please return any unused tickets to the Main Office. Requests for extra tickets must be made in writing to the Main Office, no later than Tuesday, May 30. Both events will be live-streamed via social media and/or via our YouTube channel. Details will be posted on the school website, social media, and e-mailed to our families. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 


Dress Code for Baccalaureate and Graduation

The dress code for graduates will be reviewed in detail at Baccalaureate and Graduation practice. Ladies must be modestly and appropriately dressed. Flip-flops and sneakers are not appropriate. Be mindful of your heel height. Gentlemen are required to wear dress pants, dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes. Earrings are not permitted. All regular school dress code requirements regarding grooming (young men must be clean-shaven) are in effect. Remember, Seniors represent themself, their family, their church, Allentown Central Catholic, and our community! 


Baccalaureate and Graduation

Baccalaureate will be held at St. Thomas More Church on Thursday, June 1 at 7pm. Please assemble on the lawn outside the church by the

St. Thomas More statue by 6pm. We will begin the procession into the church at 6:45pm. In the event of rain, graduates will meet in the Parish Center. Please remember to follow the dress code. Seniors may sit near the individuals of choice for this evening. 


Graduation will be held in Rockne Hall on Friday, June 2 at 7pm. Assemble in Masson Auditorium NO LATER than 6pm for final announcements and prayer. DO NOT BE LATE! Seniors will be seated alphabetically for this evening. The seating assignment will be provided to Seniors along with their cap and gown. The procession will begin at 6:45pm. At the conclusion of Commencement, Seniors take their diploma case and envelope on their chair in Rockne and process out.

Seating for Those with Disabilities

Special seating arrangements can be made for individuals with disabilities. Contact Mrs. Young at 610-437-4601 x 107 no later than

Tuesday, May 30. There is LIMITED availability for special seating. It is first come, first served. When it is full, ACCHS cannot accommodate any more special seating. Please remember, there are no handicap bathrooms.

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