Baccalaureate and Graduation Information


Senior Retreat

Location: STA

Date: Weds., May 19

Time: 9am-1:30pm

Lunch will be included.

Caps, gowns, and stoles will be distributed.


Graduation Rehearsal

Location: STA

Date: Thursday, May 20

Time: 11am-1:30pm 

Lunch: Students should bring their own lunch.

Dress accordingly for the temperature.



Location: St. Martin's Church, 120 Maple Street, Somersworth, NH 03878 

Date: Friday, May 21

Time of Event: 6pm

Graduate Arrival Time: 5:30pm

Graduate Attire: Dress Code Plus

Number of Guests: 2

  • Gentlemen: Clean shaven, shirt & tie, full length dress pants and dress shoes. Sport coats are optional. 
  • Ladies: Dresses or “Dress Up” outfits with dress shoes.

Link for parish livestream: Click here.


2021 Commencement

Location: Our Lady of Victory Stadium, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Date: May 22

Time of Event: 7pm

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Graduate Arrival Time: 6:00pm

Parking: Attendants and/or signs will guide parking.

Guest Arrival: Guests will be checked in upon arrival.

Graduate Attire: Dress Code Plus. All attire should be modest. Caps and gowns may not be decorated.


  • Gentlemen: Clean shaven, shirt & tie, full-length dress pants and dress shoes. Sport coats are optional.
  • Ladies: White dresses or “Dress Up” outfits with dress shoes (no heels because of the turf field). Please note that brightly colored/patterned outfits show through the white graduation gown.


Photography: Official photographs of each graduate will be taken upon receipt of diploma and will be available for purchase. Families will receive information soon regarding how to purchase photo packages.  

Link for livestream: Click here.


Commencement Rain Date

Sunday, May 23, 7pm


Senior Gala

Date: Tuesday, May 25

Location: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm

Time of Event: 6-9pm

Attire: Formal


Additional Notes

Masks are required at all events. 

Seniors have received a form confirming their number of guests and guests’ special accommodations. Please communicate with your son/daughter regarding this information.

Caps and gowns may be kept by the graduates. After graduation, each graduate must return his/her stole. 

STA Staff will distribute a bag to each graduate as s/he returns the stole. This bag will contain the graduate’s diploma, records, etc. Graduates must have everything completed prior to receiving these materials: class work, community service, books returned, no outstanding fees/financial obligations, etc.

Spring Athletes will receive their materials at the end of the athletic season, once their uniforms have been returned.