Knight for a Day

Knight for a Day registration for the 2022-2023 school year has closed. If you would like to visit, please contact the Admissions Team at for a campus tour.

Want to see what it is like to be a St. Mary's Ryken Knight? 

Students in grades 8 - 10 are invited to join our community for the day and learn what SMR is all about. This is the best way to get the true St. Mary's Ryken experience. Students are paired with a current SMR student, attend classes, enjoy lunch on us, explore our beautiful campus, and experience the day in the life of an SMR student. 

Guidelines for Participating in the Knight for a Day Program

1.  A parent or guardian must complete registration.  To sign up, click the button below and complete the admissions application.  (Don't worry! You aren't officially applying until you have completed the entire admissions checklist.)  After you complete the admissions application, you will receive an email from Veracross with login credentials to the SMR Admissions Portal.  Login to the Admissions Portal and complete the "Knight for a Day Registration" checklist item.  The admissions application AND Knight for a Day Registration must be complete to confirm registration.  The Knight for a Day Registration checklist item will be manually removed from your child's checklist after your registration has been processed by the Admissions Team. 

Parents will receive a reminder email from the Admissions Team a few days before their child's scheduled visit.

2. Knight for a Day registration must be completed at least ONE WEEK in advance of the requested date. SMR takes pride in matching visiting students with SMR students who have similar interests. We are unable to honor registration requests less than 1 week from the requested visit date. Please note that in order to provide a valuable experience, SMR limits the number of visitors per day. 

3. Students should arrive at the Donnie Williams Center at 9:00 am. Parents should pull into row 5 of the student parking lot in front of the Donnie Williams Center and right up to the Donnie Williams Center door. An Admissions Team member will be at the door to greet your child. Students should be picked up at 1:30 pm at the same location as drop off. Parents can stay in their vehicle for the drop off and pick up.

4. Dress appropriately. If a visiting student currently wears a school uniform, he or she should wear what they would normally wear to school. Students who do not wear a uniform should wear pants (no jeans, leggings or athletic wear) and a collared shirt. Girls may wear a skirt; however, it must touch the top of the knee. Please keep in mind that SMR is comparable to a small college campus. Students move between five different buildings throughout the day, so it’s important to dress for the weather and consider comfortable shoes.

5.  Visiting students agree to abide by the rules in the St. Mary's Ryken Student & Parent Handbook.

  St. Mary's Ryken Student & Parent Handbook

6. Lunch will be provided compliments of SMR. Visiting students are welcome to bring a lunch from home.

Lunch Menu

7. Visiting students are encouraged to bring a book to read, or homework, in case their host student has a test or quiz.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at