Senior Information

        Senior Sunrise Event - Mon., Aug 19 at 7:30am

        • Seniors start off the new school year with a special seniors-only gathering at 7:30am in Cougar Stadium with donuts and treats, a group photo, and a prayer and blessing from Fr. Joe. 

        Due by Oct. 1 - Diploma Names & Graduation Gowns Form

        • All parents and students should complete this form as an extra checkpoint for accuracy of spelling for your official high school diploma and custom sizing for your graduation gown. 
        • The cost of the graduation cap and gown is already covered with your tuition and fees and there is no additional cost on your part for this. The diploma order as well as the cap & gown order will be placed by Mrs. Karen Gavin for the entire senior class in November.  
        • Deadline to complete the diploma name & gown size form: October 1, 2024.

        Graduation Products

        Senior Photos

        College Planning - Mrs. Dawn Anderson

                  Email Accounts for College Admissions and Other Post High School Endeavors

                  • We encourage seniors to create a personal email account that presents a professional image of themselves to use when applying for colleges, employment, and other post-high school endeavors. School accounts will be eliminated shortly after graduation and we do not want the Class of 2024 missing out on key information from colleges or employers. If they you have already applied using your school email account, please notify the institution that you need to change your contact information to your personal email address and that all future communication be sent there. 

                  Xello & College Applications

                  College Financial Aid

                  Financial Aid Applications & Offers

                  • Don't forget to complete the FAFSA and CSS applications. FAFSA is required for all federal aid. CSS is for non-federal aid from individual colleges. If you have been accepted into a college, and that college asks you to complete your financial aid applications, they mean one of both of these. Here is a list of colleges that require the CSS Profile. The CSS Profile deadline is typically March 31.  
                  • Many students who completed their financial aid applications are receiving financial aid offers. Please read them carefully. Different colleges have different formats and it can be difficult to compare offers.You can accept or reject any part of an offer, and you can appeal an offer if you feel you are eligible for more aid (especially if your family’s financial situation has changed recently). Please contact Mrs. Anderson with any questions. 
                  • Scholarship Links

                  College Aid Pro Webinar TBD

                  • Register for a "How Financial Aid and Scholarships Work" virtual webinar. Even if you cannot attend live, you will receive and email the next day with the recording from the presentation (but you still need to register). 

                  • We have invested in an "all in one" financial aid and scholarship platform for all Lansing Catholic families. We strongly recommend you activate your account here before the presentation. Use code LANSING100 on the 'Premium' plan (listed at $149) for full access.

                  • During the webinar, financial aid experts will discuss:

                    • 1. Will you be eligible for financial aid?

                    • 2. Where is your student likely to receive scholarships?

                    • 3. How do we get discounts even if we don't qualify for financial aid?

                    • 4. FAFSA dos and donts (and 2025-26 changes!)

                    • What divorced/separated families should know

                  NCAA/NAIA Accounts

                  • If your student is planning to play college athletics, please follow up with our Athletic Director Mr. Goodrich, and Mrs. Anderson about your NCAA and/or NAIA clearinghouse accounts.

                  Senior Athletes Playing In College - Fill Out The Form

                  Student-athletes planning to continue their athletic careers in college should let the Athletic Department know as soon as the NLI has been made available or the student has been admitted to the academic institution.


                  Important Dates for Seniors

                  Jan/Feb TBD 2025 Senior NCAA Signing Day

                  • To celebrate our senior student-athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers in college, Lansing Catholic High School has established guidelines for a one-time, all-athlete signing day. We have aligned our date with the official NCAA signing periods, which are coordinated with the National Letter of Intent (NLI) program. The NLI is a binding agreement between the student-athlete and a collegiate academic institution, which has offered the student-athlete financial assistance. 

                  Sat., April 26 - Prom

                  • Prom will be held at the Eagle Eye Golf & Banquet Center on Saturday, April 26, 2025 beginning at 7pm.
                  • Tickets will be sold online through GoFan in late March and will be sold in school during the weeks of April 7 and April 14.
                  • Guest forms are due by Thursday, April 17. Please contact our Student Life Director Mrs. Lynn Collom with any questions about Prom.

                  Fri., May 2 Service Hours are DUE

                  • Service hours for the graduation requirement (90 hours) must be completed, logged, and verified by Friday May 2, 2025. (For students pursuing the Service Distinction Award (200+ hours), all service hours must be completed, logged, and verified by Monday, April 28, 2025.) As a reminder, Cougar Commotion and WorkaThon each count for 5 hours of service. For any questions about service hours, students should stop by the library to see Ms. Webster.

                  Sat., May 3 - Moscars

                  • The Moscars event celebrates our Senior Mock Elections and is student organized. The event is for students only.
                  • Dress code is black tie with the red carpet starting at 6:30pm and the main event starting at 7pm in the Auditorium.
                  • Please contact our Student Life Director Mrs. Lynn Collom with any questions about this event.

                  May 1-16 - AP Tests

                  • AP Tests for AP classes will take place May 1-16, depending on the class, and some testing may take place off site. For questions about AP testing, please contact Mr. Stolpa.

                  Fri., May 9 - Student Breakfast Tailgate

                  • We are continuing the long-standing tradition of the senior students organizing a breakfast tailgate prior to the start of the school day. This takes place in the student parking lot on the seniors’ official last day of classes.
                  • Senior students also wear shirts to represent the college they plan to attend in the fall with uniform bottoms on this last day of classes.

                  Mon. & Tue., May 12 & 13 - Senior Exams

                  Wed., May 14 - Graduation Practice & Senior Checkout 9am-11am

                  • This event is mandatory for all Seniors as we prepare for the celebratory ceremonies and finalize logistics and distribute caps, gowns, and other regalia.
                  • (Students who have not yet completed their graduation requirements by this time may be allowed to participate in end of year events once seniors and their parents have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining what is expected with set deadlines.
                  • Senior Checkout Form

                  Wed., May 14 - Senior Class Photo at 6:40pm and Baccalaureate Mass & Awards at 7pm

                  • Baccalaureate Mass & Awards is on Wed., May 14 at St. Mary Cathedral at 7pm.
                  • Seniors will wear their black graduation gown zipped with no cap or other regalia.
                  • Seniors need to arrive by 6:40pm at the latest to organize for a class photo on the Cathedral steps. Seniors will immediately line up and process into Mass following the class photo. 
                  • Mass will begin at 7pm and awards will begin after the closing hymn.
                  • Following the awards, there will be a reception at the parish hall.
                  • Seating is first come first serve at the Cathedral.
                  • Baccalaureate Mass & Awards typically lasts a little over 2 hours.
                  • Senior Award List & Descriptions

                  Sun., May 18 at 2pm - Graduation

                  • Graduation will take place in Lansing Catholic’s Gym at 2pm on Sunday, May 18, 2025.
                  • Seating is first come first serve in the Gym. There are no tickets required to attend.
                  • Senior portraits will take place in Room 106 from 1:00pm to 1:40pm
                  • Seniors must arrive to LCHS by 1:30pm and report to the senior hallway for a graduate portrait, final instructions, and to line up.
                  • (LCHS grounds and building will be open at 12:30pm for photo ops on May 18.)
                  • Graduation typically lasts 1 hour.

                  Senior Open House Schedule

                  Want to plan an Open House but don’t want to choose the same date as one of your friends? Check out this Class of 2025 Open House Dates, organized by senior families, that will allow you to add your date and know when your friends are hosting their parties too!

                    Family Directory

                    • If you are in need of contact information for graduation party invites, our LCHS Family Directory is accessible inside of your FACTS Family Portal Account.