Seniors 2023

Important Dates and Information

The yard signs have arrived and can be picked up in the front office.

After four good years, Wheaton Academy is discontinuing using the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 for student-assigned laptops. Laptops with keyboards and chargers must be returned in good working condition to the Wheaton Academy I.T. department by Friday, June 2, at noon. This year we are pleased to offer the option of keeping the Surface Pro for a fee of $75; simply keep the laptop, and the fee will be charged to your account. Students who do not return the laptop, keyboard, and charger in good condition by noon on Friday, June 2, will be charged the $75 fee. Questions? Please contact Bob Vishanoff at or 630-562-7554.

After finals on Tuesday, May 30, Seniors will meet in the Commons for lunch, then travel to Wheaton College for graduation practice. Attendance at this practice is mandatory. Seniors will receive more details as the date draws closer.

A friend of Wheaton Academy, Molly Grace, is an amazing photographer and is offering FREE cap and gown pictures in front of the Alumni White Chapel before baccalaureate on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Just walk over to the white chapel before the ceremony for photos. Each student will receive an emailed download gallery of their photos. You can see how amazing she is here:

Use this form to let us know if you’re coming:

Registration is not required, but your RSVP helps us to anticipate you!

Please join us for a time of worship and prayer over our graduating seniors.

This will be a time to celebrate what the Lord has done in the lives of our graduates and their families. We will pray for and commission our seniors as they start new chapters in their lives—dessert reception after in the Atrium.

We are pleased that the commencement ceremony will be at Wheaton College. There will be no limit to seating for families and no tickets needed to attend.  Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

(Our graduation ceremony is not a production of Wheaton College)

2:15 p.m.  –  Seniors arrive outside Edman Chapel in courtyard to line up (Seniors, please park at the Billy Graham Center to save close parking for family and the elderly)

  • Remember your cap, gown, tassel, and cord, if applicable. Proper attire underneath your gown is required:
  • Women: skirt & top/dress or top/pants and shoes/sandals that will allow you to navigate stairs safely.
  • Men: dress shirt and tie, dress pants & dress shoes.


2:15-3:00 p.m.  –  Guests admitted to Edman Chapel Auditorium

  • In order for our faculty & staff to prepare for graduation, seats cannot be reserved or held prior to 2:15 p.m.


2:45-3:00 p.m.  –  Prelude (Location: Musicians on Stage)

  • Pre-selected seniors will perform musical selections.


3:00 p.m.  –  Procession Begins


5:00 p.m.*  –  Conclusion of Ceremony 
*This time is approximate

  1. Tickets/Guests

There is no restriction on the number of friends and family members that may attend the ceremony.

  1. Seating

For our faculty and staff to prepare for graduation, seats cannot be reserved or held prior to 2:15 p.m.There is a handicap-accessible door to Edman Chapel on the West side of the building for those who need it, and there is handicapped seating at the back of the auditorium.

  1. Student Dress Code for Graduation

Men:           Dark pants, dark shoes and socks, collared shirts, and traditional neckties.

Women:    Appropriate skirt & top/dress or top/dark pants and shoes/sandals.

Caps:          To be worn flat on head. Mortarboard parallel to the ground.

Tassels:      To be worn on the right side. Instructions on moving the tassels will be given during ceremony.

All:             Dress Code standards apply to hairstyle, modesty, and appearance. Please wear shoes where you can walk on stairs with ease.

  1. Parking

We ask that seniors park at the Billy Graham Center to give preference for families and the elderly to park close to Edman Chapel.

  1. Livestream Links

If you or your family would like to Livestream our events, you may find the links here:

Baccalaureate –

Commencement –

May & June Calendar

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 30

1st Period Final Exam           
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

2nd Period Final Exam
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Senior Luncheon, Commons
12:00 p.m.

Graduation Rehearsal – Edman Chapel, Wheaton College
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 31

3rd Period Final Exam           
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

4th Period Final Exam
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, June 1

Book bundle return, Commons
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

5th Period Final Exam           
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

6th Period Final Exam
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Friday, June 2

Book bundle return, Commons
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

7th Period Final Exam
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.                     

FREE Cap and Gown Photos in front of the White Chapel
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

June 3
International Student Brunch, Commons
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

June 4
Commencement Ceremony
3:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 2:15 p.m.)