Class of 2022

Graduation Information

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The Senior Assembly will be held on Monday, May 16, at 1:15 p.m. in Wahlert’s gymnasium. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the assembly. Seniors will be excused from class at 12:15 p.m. and will report to the gym in cap and gown. This is a special day for graduates and parents. Students must dress in dress code but may not wear shorts during the assembly.

Please note: At the Senior Assembly, we will announce up to three scholarships or awards for every senior. These scholarships or awards will also be printed in the graduation program.

In the upcoming weeks, parents will be emailed a Google form to submit the three scholarships and/or awards they would like shared at the Senior Assembly and printed in the graduation program for their senior. This Google form will also ask parents which college or university Wahlert Catholic High School is to send their graduating senior’s final transcript to in early June. Parents must complete this online form no later than Friday, May 6. If notification is received later than Friday, May 6, students risk not having their scholarships or awards being printed in the graduation program or announced at the assembly, as well as a delay in their final transcript sent to their college/university.

Please Note: Students who took a college course through any college/university during their time at Wahlert Catholic High School (College Writing, Statistics, Public Speaking, etc.) are required to contact the appropriate college/university's registrar office directly to have their college credits transferred to the college/university they are attending next school year. This is the responsibility of the student, as Wahlert Catholic High School is unable to transfer college credits to a student’s college or university. Please contact Wahlert's Counseling Department at (563) 583-9771 with any questions regarding college credit courses.

The Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Raphael in Dubuque (231 Bluff Street). Mass usually lasts one and a half hours. 

Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Wahlert’s gymnasium. 

  • Arrival - Graduates must be at Wahlert by 1:15 p.m. 
  • Tickets – Tickets will not be distributed this year. Seating will be available on a first-come/first-served basis. Please contact Wahlert’s main office at (563) 583-9771 if a family member requires accommodated seating. 
  • Graduation Ceremony Attire - Men are to wear caps, gowns, dress slacks, dress shirts, ties, socks, and dress shoes, and must be cleanly shaven. Women are to wear caps, gowns, dress or dress slacks and shirt, dress shoes/sandals. 

The following graduation requirements must be completed by your graduating senior before Friday, May 13. 

  • Academic – Seniors must be passing all classes that are required for graduation. 
  • Discipline – All disciplinary obligations must be fulfilled. If a student incurs any disciplinary consequence between May 13 and graduation, the obligation must be completed prior to reception of the diploma. 
  • Financial – Payment of all financial obligations (tuition, fees, fines, etc.) must be met. 
  • Books – All library books must be returned to the library by Friday, May 13. Textbooks must be returned to teachers by Friday, May 20. If a book is not returned, the obligation for returning the book or payment for the book must be completed prior to the reception of the diploma. 
  • Computers – Computer and charger must be returned to Wahlert’s Technology Center by Friday, May 20. Seniors’ Holy Family email addresses will be deactivated in early August. Seniors are encouraged to save all emails and documents needed to their personal email addresses. 

On Friday, April 29, lists will be posted in Mr. Kuhl’s and Ms. Lofte’s classrooms. Students whose names are covered have an obligation to complete before receiving their cap and gown. Students should check with Mr. Meyers to determine the out-standing obligation. 

Senior Timeline – Class of 2022

Friday, April 29

  • Graduation obligation lists posted in Mr. Kuhl’s & Ms. Lofte’s classrooms. 

Friday, May 6

  • Scholarship/awards notifications & final transcript requests due to Wahlert’s Counseling Office. 
  • Caps & gowns distributed during the lunch hours in Wahlert cafeteria. (2 weeks ahead of time)

Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8 

  • Prom hosted at Dubuque’s Grand River Center. 
  • Post-Prom events hosted at Wahlert Catholic High School. 

Friday, May 13

  • All library books must be returned to Wahlert’s library. 

Monday, May 16

  • Graduation practice, 12:15 p.m., Wahlert gymnasium 
  • Senior Assembly, 1:15 p.m., Wahlert gymnasium 

Wednesday, May 18

  • Baccalaureate Mass, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral of St. Raphael in Dubuque (231 Bluff Street). 

Friday, May 20

  • Last day of school for senior class. 
  • Chromebook (laptop) returns due. 
  • Textbooks must be returned to teachers. 

Sunday, May 22

  • Graduation ceremony, 2:00 p.m., Wahlert gymnasium 
  • Graduates must be at Wahlert by 1:15 p.m. 
  • Obtain diploma from Wahlert’s main office by 3:30 p.m.