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Cheshire Academy’s 230th Commencement will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. on Slaughter Field.

The ceremony will include the commencement address from a special guest, speeches given by the Class of 2024 Salutatorian and Valedictorian, the awarding of major honors prizes, and the awarding of diplomas. Afterwards, the students process out of the tent and onto the field to celebrate with the faculty and have family photos taken. There will also be a brunch following the ceremony.

End Year of Events

May 17

Postgraduate Ceremony

10 a.m.

May 17

Sports & Activities Award

2:30 p.m.

May 19


5:30 p.m.

May 19

Blue & White Auction

6 p.m.

May 23

Spring Fling

3:30 p.m.

May 31

Commencement Rehearsal

9 a.m.

May 31

Academic Award Ceremony

10:30 a.m.

June 1

Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony

9 a.m.

Commencement FAQ

Where do I park for Commencement?

We will have personnel directing traffic to park on the field next to Arthur Sheriff Field House. The entrance of Route 68 will be blocked off. Please use the entrance off of Route 10 as the main entry point to campus. Additional parking will be directed to the Town Hall.

What should graduating seniors wear to Commencement?

Students should wear a dress shirt/blouse with dress pants or skirt; students may also wear a dress. Students may choose to wear a tie with a dress shirt. Dress shoes or sandals that they can easily walk in are recommended.  

Where do graduating seniors get their cap and gown?

Students will pick up their graduation cap and gowns from the academic office. Graduation gowns should be ironed prior to the ceremony. For those boarding students without access to an iron, assistance will be provided. Students can decorate their graduation caps with appropriate words and pictures, avoiding any references to drugs/alcohol, inappropriate language, or any language that could be perceived as derogatory. Faculty assisting with the commencement ceremony will review all caps to be sure that they are appropriate for an academic ceremony at Cheshire Academy.

When should seniors meet on the morning of Commencement?

Seniors should arrive outside of the Event Room at Hurley Hall by 8:15 am. fully dressed in cap and gown, ready to be lined up for the procession.

When do boarding students need to move out following Commencement?

Seniors must be packed and off campus by 2 p.m. on Saturday. Before leaving they must clear out and clean their rooms, turn in their keys, and get room and library clearance. Students who fail to do so will be charged a fee.

Will Commencement be livestreamed?

The ceremony will be recorded and posted to the website on a later date. 

Can I attend the Academic Awards ceremony?

Yes, families can attend the Academic Awards ceremony on Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place under the commencement tent. Families will receive notification via e-mail if their child is receiving an award.



Please email Sharyn Iadarola, academic office administrative assistant, with any questions regarding commencement. 

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Courtyard Marriott Wallingford/New Haven

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Holiday Inn Cheshire - Southington

 (9.7 mi.)

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Omni Hotel

(16 mi.) Downtown New Haven

The Blake Hotel

(17 mi.) Downtown New Haven

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