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Senior Year & Graduation Information

2018 senior year and graduation information

This page will be updated with information for the Class of 2018 as it becomes available.

Diploma Name Confirmation

Because it is a legal document, the name on your high school diploma must match your birth certificate or a legal document from a court if a name change has occurred.

Eligibility/Outstanding Fees

Students must meet all graduation requirements in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students are encouraged to check with their guidance counselors if they are uncertain of their eligibility status. Students who have outstanding fee balances on their school accounts will not be allowed to participate in end-of-year activities, including Prom, All Night Graduation Party, and Graduation. Fee balances are printed on the bottom of all progress reports and report cards. Chromebooks must be returned or purchased, and any Chromebook fees (repair or replacement) must be paid in order to be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please contact Mrs. Olson at extension 1235 with all fee questions.

Class of 2018 Cap & Gown Orders

All seniors will attend a meeting October 26, 2017 to receive information and order the graduation cap, tassel, alumni medal, and rental gown. MHS graduates rent a custom gown which is returned after the ceremony on graduation day, and purchase the cap,and tassel. Mundelein High School supplies an alumni medal on a fabric cord that is worn on graduation day, and can be used as a keychain after graduation. Seniors will also receive a packet of information, and order forms for graduation supplies including announcements, commemorative tassels, picture frames, and more. 
Ordering Class Rings & Other Graduation Products
Herff Jones, our graduation supply vendor, will be at MHS during November  to take orders for class rings, graduation announcements, and other graduation products (not cap & gown) on the following dates:

  • November 2, 2017 during all lunch periods
  • November 3, 2017 during all lunch periods

Graduation Announcements

Herff Jones will deliver graduation announcements and senior products on Friday, February 23, 2018 during lunch periods outside the Main Office.  Bring your balance due to pick up your order.  Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You may bring cash on delivery day or pay online at  For more information please call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743. Extra announcements will be available for purchase.

Prom 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Senior Honors Ceremony

All seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the annual Senior Honors and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00pm in the MHS Auditorium. A reception will follow in the cafeteria. It is not necessary to wear graduation gowns for the Honors Ceremony.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal will take place at 9:00 a.m. on May 9, 2018 in the North Gym. It is not necessary to wear graduation gowns for rehearsal. 

Senior Final Exams

Final exams for seniors will take place on May 8, 9 & 10, 2018. This is a regular schedule day with classes beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Seniors who have a current grade of “C” in a particular course may request permission to waive the final exam in that course during second semester only.

Senior Chromebook Return or Purchase

Chromebooks must be returned or purchased for a senior to be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Click here for complete Chromebook purchase and return procedures.

Purchase Chromebook: Seniors have the option to purchase the Chromebook that was issued to them by MHS. 

  • The cost is $25.00. Payment may be made at the Bookstore beginning April __, 2018 with cash or credit card. No checks will be accepted. 
  • Purchased Chromebooks are sold “As Is” with no warranty.
  • MHS will not offer any technology or repair support for purchased Chromebooks after May __, 2018.

Return Chromebook: All Chromebooks not purchased must be returned by May 11, 2018

Please note:  9th, 10th, and 11th grade students do not have to return their issued Chromebooks for the summer. Please call TSI (847-949-2200 x1234) with any questions. 

Export Google Data: 
Senior Google accounts are deleted August 1 each year. Seniors who want to save their Google data can follow these export instructions. 

Cap & Gown and Ticket Pick-Up

Tickets, and Seating: Each graduate will be issued 15 tickets for guest seating. No additional tickets will be available. General seating will begin at 2:00 pm.

  •  May 11, 2018 in the North Gym from 7:45 am to noon. There is no busing.
  • In order to pick up your cap & gown and tickets you must turn in or puchase your Chromebook, turn in or pay for any outstanding textbooks or library books, and pay any outstanding balance on your student account. These tasks can be completed ahead of time or on May 11, 2018 from 7:45 am-noon.
  • TO AVOID LINES ON FRIDAY, all tasks except cap, gown and ticket pick up may be taken care of prior to May __. If you are exempting from finals you may purchase or return your Chromebook early!

Pre-register for Graduation Day Photos

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Graduation Day

Sears Centre

Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Praire Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL. Seniors need to report to the Sears Centre by 2:00 pm. Students may drive to the Sears Centre on their own, however, bus transportation to the Sears Centre and back to MHS will be available for students and their families who need it. There will be no cost for bus transportations.  

Parking at the Sears Centre: