Graduation 2019

Graduation Schedule

Thursday, May 30 - Senior Projects
8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Classrooms
Seniors present the results of their month-long independent projects
 
Friday, May 31 - Senior Recognition Ceremony
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Chapel
A special service honoring the Class of 2019 for seniors and their families

Saturday, June 1 - Graduation
9:00 am - Graduation Eucharist (Chapel)
Who attends?  Seniors, parents, faculty, and trustees only
Extended family are asked to wait for the Graduation Exercises in the gym. Seating is first come, first served.

10:30 am - Graduation Exercises (Gym)
Who attends? All seniors, families, friends, faculty, and trustees
Seating is first come, first served
Watch Graduation livestreamed via our Facebook page here

When is a good time to plan a post-Graduation lunch?
We recommend you not have a reservation (or invite guests over) before 1:15 pm. People like to visit on the Nazro Green after Graduation while graduates pass through the “hug line” of faculty. 

Parking & Shuttle Service - As always, parking will be tight. We encourage carpooling or using a Ride Share app for drop off. Arrive early for on-campus parking. Additional parking will be available at Regents School of Austin (3230 Travis Country Circle). St. Andrew's will provide shuttle service to and from our campus for those parked at Regents.
 
Food & Beverage - It’s a long morning! Coffee service will be available for guests in the cafeteria (Founders Hall) around 10:00 am. Seniors will receive snacks and water after the Graduation Eucharist service in chapel.

Photography - St. Andrew's will have professional photographers at the ceremony to capture the graduates receiving their diplomas. If you'd like to capture your own group photos, we recommend gathering after the ceremony on the Nazro Green, where your newly-minted graduate will be passing through the faculty "hug line" farewell.

Graduation Attire for Seniors

All graduates will meet with faculty to discuss the finer details of Graduation attire in advance of the ceremony. Below are guidelines for attire:
 
Ladies
  • White dress:  Off-white, soft white, creamy white (it doesn’t have to be stark white), suitable for sitting in chairs
  • No color, not even for trim
  • Before you cut off the tags or have your dress altered, consider this:
    • White dresses are transparent in the daylight, so be sure that undergarments, etc., are not visible. 
    • Be mindful of length.  You want to be “comfortable” sitting or hugging while on a raised platform, and when viewed from front, side or back as you walk across a raised platform. 
  • Shoes: White, black and white, or neutral.  Consider heel height and your comfort level. 
Gentlemen
  • Blue blazer
  • White dress shirt
  • “Earl of St. Andrew’s” tartan tie (ties are $25.00 each; we order them, the charge will be on your school billing statement.)
  • Belted khaki pants.  Hemmed, not frayed or ragged.
  • Black socks
  • Polished dress shoes (well-polished boots are fine); white dress shirt (sleeve length doesn’t matter)
Flowers
St. Andrew’s provides the presentation bouquets for the ladies and boutonnieres for the gentlemen.  

Graduation Requirements

To receive the official diploma at Graduation, the graduate must have met the Graduation requirements, all accounts with the school must be cleared and any school-owned materials returned.
 
Reasons for a delay in receiving the official diploma at the Graduation ceremony may include:
 
Academic:  Didn’t fulfill Graduation requirements: All departmental and athletic requirements, Junior Experience, Senior Project.  Questions?  Talk to your advisor.
 
Financial:  Outstanding accounts with Business Office.  You’ll be notified in May of any unpaid or outstanding bills.  Questions?  Business Office, Mrs. Gordon, sgordon@sasaustin.org;
 
Materials:  Unreturned school materials, including library materials, athletic equipment/uniforms, school-owned laptops and school-owned music (there might be other categories, but these are the usual ones).  You’ll be notified in May of any outstanding items, and given the name of the St. Andrew’s person you should talk to if you have any questions.

What happens if not all Graduation requirements are met before the service?
The senior is notified that he or she will receive a letter in the diploma case instead of a diploma.  Any honors or awards the senior has earned will be presented at Graduation.  From the audience, the graduate will appear to have the same experience as all other graduates.
 
Until all issues are satisfied, the final transcript is not sent to the graduate’s college of choice.
 
Once everything is completed, the diploma is given to the senior and the final transcript is sent.

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Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.