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Commencement Weekend: May 24 - 26

For more information or to obtain additional invitations, please contact Anne Townsend, Assistant to the Headmaster, at or 860-404-4271.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 24: Senior Day

Senior Day

The seniors will enjoy a day of games and fun together away from campus and return by 4 p.m. When the students return to campus, you are welcome join them for dinner on or off campus Friday evening, as there are no formal activities scheduled.

Saturday, May 25: Rehearsal, Art Show, Concert, Awards Ceremony

8:30 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal in the Village Green
All Day: Student Art Show in the Tiernan Room
2 p.m. Chorale Concert
5 p.m. Senior Awards Ceremony in the Field House 


An important commencement rehearsal takes place as part of our all school meeting on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. on the Village Green, and it is imperative that your son attend this meeting. You, your family, and guests are invited to attend our chorale concert at 2 p.m. and our Senior Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. which will conclude by 6:45 p.m. All seniors must attend the awards program.  Following the awards ceremony, seniors are required to spend Saturday night with their parents, either at home or at their hotel lodgings. Please be sure they return to campus on Sunday morning in plenty of time to gather for Commencement.  This tradition helps the weekend flow smoothly and ensures a good night's rest before the big day.

Sunday, May 26: Commencement Ceremony

10 a.m. Commencement

Commencement ceremonies will take place on the Village Green at 10 a.m. followed by a reception in the Field House. In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the Field House. The ceremonies will conclude by noon. Seniors should already be packed and ready to leave with their families that afternoon. Graduation announcements are enclosed in this packet. If you require more invitations, please contact Anne Townsend, Assistant to the Headmaster, at or 860-404-4271. You may invite as many family members and friends to attend graduation as you would like. It is not necessary to have an invitation to attend the ceremony.  Handicapped access parking is located in the hockey rink parking lot.

Livestreamed Events

Commencement Concert

Underclassmen Awards

Senior Awards Ceremony



Event Photography

Photos taken by the Avon Old Farms Communications Office will be available to dowload on our free online photo gallery shortly after the event. 



Individual Photographs

Photo proofs of each student receiving his diploma taken by photographer George Chambers will be sent to families approximately 8-10 days after the ceremony.