Who may attend? Two guests per family may attend the Sunday, May 16 Commencement Ceremony using the provided tickets. Safety protocols that include mask wearing and social distancing will be in place on campus for everyone attending or participating in the event. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. There will not be a tent, due to required social distancing of family groups and the visual obstructions a tent would create for those seated outside of it.
When should we arrive? The Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 10 a.m. on May 16. Please arrive no earlier than 8 a.m., and no later than 9:30 a.m. for ample time to park and find your seats.
What is the dress code for graduates?
Girls - white summer dress, white footwear
Boys - suit, white shirt, tie, proper footwear (formal navy blazer, dark dress slacks would also be appropriate)
Where should we stay? Click here
to find a list of local hotel options. Note that a number of local hotels (Residence Inn by Marriott in Avon and The Simsbury Inn), when booking early, will give a reduced rate for guests who mention they are attending a Westminster event.
Where should we have dinner on Saturday evening? Click here
to find a list of local restaurants. Note that boarding students may not leave campus until after Commencement on Sunday.
Where should we have lunch on Sunday? After the ceremony, boxed lunches will be provided outside your graduate’s residence hall. Day student families may pick up boxed lunches outside Pettee Gymnasium on Baxter Lawn.
Will photographs be taken of each student? Highpoint Pictures will be taking candid and formal photos throughout Sunday morning. A professional photographer will take a photo as the diploma is handed to the student, and after the student leaves the stage. Guests are encouraged to request a family photo from a photographer before or after the Commencement Ceremony. Photos can be viewed and purchased online within two weeks after the weekend.
Will the event be livestreamed?
Sunday’s Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed. To access the livestream, please visit www.westminster-school.org
on the day of the event and click on the “Commencement Livestream” button.
Contact Diana Evans, Assistant to the Head of School at 860-408-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if a family member requires special assistance. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.