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Commencement Class of 2024

Save the Date for Commencement Weekend
May 24–25, 2024

Please click the button below to access a list of local hotels and restaurants to make accommodations for the weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Who may attend Commencement?

    Immediate family members, approximately 10-12 people, are welcome to attend.
  • Where should guests park?

    Guests will be directed to park behind Armour Academic Center. Please do not park around the Sixth Form Lawn during Commencement Weekend. 
  • Are there reserved seats for Commencement?

    Graduates and special guests will have seats reserved at the front of the tent. Seating for families and other guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families or students who wish to hold seats may place a placard on individual seats beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Any placards placed before 7 a.m. will be removed.
  • Where can we stay? Where can we have dinner on Friday evening?

    Please click here to see a list of area hotels and restaurants. Make dinner reservations early and plan to be back to campus before 7 p.m. for the Lawn Ceremony.
  • Where can we have lunch on Saturday?

    Following the Commencement Ceremony, everyone is welcome to enjoy a buffet lunch in Armstrong Dining Hall.
  • Will photographs be taken of each student?

    Highpoint Pictures will be taking candid and formal photos throughout Saturday 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. An email from Highpoint Pictures will be sent to Sixth Form parents about two weeks after Commencement, when the photos are ready to be reviewed and purchased.
  • Will the events be livestreamed? 

    The Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Service and Lawn Ceremony on Friday will be livestreamed. Commencement Exercises are scheduled to be livestreamed on Saturday morning. All livestreams can be accessed at on the day of the event. 
  • When do Sixth Form students depart?

    Sixth Form students depart campus at 1 p.m. following Commencement. Families can pack up before Commencement, or immediately following the event.
  • Can the school accommodate guests with mobility issues?

    Guests with mobility issues should be dropped off at the entrance to Armour Academic Center. Golf carts will be available for guests who need assistance getting to the Lawn Ceremony on Friday evening or the tent on Commencement Lawn. Please contact Kerry Masiero, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at or 860-408-3012 to address any additional issues. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.

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