2019 Calendar of Formal Graduation Events

April 8

To properly situate those with wheelchair and or handicap preferential seating at graduation, please contact Michelle Delisi at delisi@omahamarian.org or 402-571-2618, ext. 1118, to ensure tickets can be distributed on time to your daughter.

April 22

Final tuition payment, outstanding fees or fines are due.

May 3

Alumnae-Senior Breakfast

7:15 a.m. | Marian Cafeteria
Seniors should arrive at 7:10 a.m. and wear dressy attire. The Alumnae Board of Advancement hosts this catered breakfast. This event is for seniors only.

May 8 & 10

Cap, gown and graduation ticket distribution

These may be taken home or kept in homerooms. NOTE: All tuition payments, fees and fines must be paid and all Saturday School obligations met before caps, gowns and tickets will be distributed. It is highly recommended you try your cap and gown on upon receiving it. If you are concerned about how it fits, please contact Mrs. Delisi. Please make sure you give your parents the tickets as soon as you receive them!

May 14

All-school senior honors assembly

1 p.m. | Marian East Gym
Parents are invited to attend. Parents should carpool if possible because of limited parking. Seniors wear caps, gowns, Marian blue and white tassel. Seniors report to the the West Gym no later than 12:30 p.m. and be in dressy attire. Flowers are provided by the Marian Moms for each graduate to carry. No other flowers should be distributed or carried at this assembly. Photos will be available on the website.

May 15

Senior Mass

1 p.m. | Marian East Gym
Parents are invited to attend. Parents should carpool if possible because of limited parking. Seniors wear caps, gowns, and Marian blue and white tassel. Seniors report to the West Gym no later than 12:30 p.m. and be in dressy attire. Flowers are provided by the senior class for each graduate to carry. No other flowers should be distributed or carried at this Mass. Photos will be available on the website.

Used Uniform Donation Day

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Quad
Donate your uniforms for the Gently Used Uniform Sale held in June, sponsored by F.A.M.E. Get cash back for donations!

May 19

Graduation Practice

8:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Holland Performing Arts Center – 1200 Douglas St.
All seniors are required to attend practice and must arrive promptly at 8:15 a.m.  Practice will NOT begin until all seniors are present and seated. Practice lasts approximately two hours. Seniors should enter the stage doors on Dodge Street for practice. Seniors should not wear caps and gowns, but may wish to bring their dress shoes for practice. Parking is available on the streets around the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Graduation Preparation

1:15 p.m. | Holland Performing Arts Center – 1200 Douglas St.
Seniors should arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center in their caps, gowns, and the Marian blue and white tassel and be in dressy attire. Seniors should not bring purses or valuables (cameras, purses, etc.) as there is no secure place to lock them during the ceremony. Seniors will line up at 1:30 p.m.

Graduation Commencement Exercises

2 p.m. | Holland Performing Arts Center – 1200 Douglas St.
Graduation Commencement Exercises begin at 2:00 p.m. and last about one hour. You can live stream the graduation ceremony here. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates will have the opportunity to take photos with family and friends in the lobby of the Holland Performing Arts Center for up to 30 minutes after the ceremony. Graduates must return their gowns to the designated area before leaving.

Admission to the Commencement Exercises is by ticket only.

Each senior will receive five (5) tickets for Orchestra/Orchestra Circle seating and an additional five (5) tickets for First/Second Tier seating. Seating is determined by a random lottery. Tickets will be handed out to students on May 8 and 10. Seniors needing more tickets are encouraged to contact other seniors in their class who need fewer. Children under five years old do not need a ticket; however, they must sit on an adult’s lap.

We will be live-streaming graduation. You can live stream graduation here. Mr. Video will also be selling digital HD downloads for $10 ($15 if you order after the event). Your daughter will have information on this at a later date.

NOTE: Journalism students and Marian staff will be attempting to photograph every student at graduation events. Please respect the reserved space in front of the stage at the Holland Performing Arts Center for that purpose. The photos will be available after graduation here. Parents and students may save and download the photos from this site and choose to print them at their own expense. The graduates keep their mortarboard caps and tassels. Families and guests, please remain seated until all the graduates have processed out.

May 22

Used Uniform Donation Day

7:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Quad
Donate your uniforms for the Gently Used Uniform Sale held in June, sponsored by F.A.M.E. Get cash back for donations!

 

If you have any questions concerning graduation activities, please feel free to contact Michelle Delisi at (402)571-2618, ext. 1118/delisi@omahamarian.org.