Eaglebrook's 99th Commencement

Eaglebrook School's 99th Commencement will be held in the Little Hundridge Dell at 10:30 a.m. EDT on May 26, 2021. The event will also be livestreamed on Eaglebrook School's 2021 Commencement page (this page). We are looking forward to celebrating Eaglebrook School's Class of 2021.
In order to prioritize the health and safety of the entire Eaglebrook community, we are planning for physically-distanced seating organized by family grouping, and we must therefore limit the number of family members in attendance to a maximum of four (4) per graduate. If you have any questions, please contact Karla Doherty
 
Additionally, when traveling to campus for Commencement, we ask all families to travel safely, use good judgment, and avoid public transportation if possible. Please read and familiarize yourself with the State of Massachusetts travel guidelines and requirements.

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Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. Families can begin arriving and will be greeted by Eaglebrook Safety & Security Officers on Memorial Field. Attendees will then check-in at the "Welcome Tent" and walk up to the Little Hundridge Dell where the 99th Commencement Ceremony will be held. 

10:30 a.m.
The 99th Commencement Ceremony | Little Hundridge Dell

12:00 p.m. Sixth Formers and their families can proceed to the dorms immediately following the ceremony to pack their vehicle with their child's belongings.

99th Commencement Program

FAQs

List of 12 items.

  • How will seating arrangements work?

    There will be safely distanced seatings of four (4) chairs for each graduate's family members. We ask that everyone remains seated throughout the entire ceremony. 
  • Where should I check-in and park?

    Please follow the guidance of the Deerfield Police and Eaglebrook School's Safety & Security Officers upon arrival who will direct you to Memorial Field where you will par then walk up to the Little Hundridge Dell for Commencement. There will be golf carts available for those that need assistance.
  • What should I bring/wear?

    • Coat/tie, dress, or nice pants or skirt and top 
  • Is there a guest limit?

    Yes. Each member of the Class of 2021 is allowed four guests. An RSVP form was activated for all parents of Sixth Formers.
  • Can I take my child off campus the night before Commencement?

    No. Graduates will not be able to leave campus for dinner or other activities until after Commencement.
  • Will there be a lunch after the event?

    Bottled water will be available during the ceremony and “grab-and-go” drinks and snacks will be available following the ceremony under the Infirmary Field tent but there will NOT be a luncheon. 
  • Will Commencement be livestreamed?

    Yes. You can livestream Eaglebrook School's 99th Commencement here.
  • Do you have a list of area hotels?

    If you need a place to stay, please visit www.eaglebrook.org/lodging to find a list of hotels in the area.
  • Who will be the 99th Commencement Speaker?

    Eric Schmidt will be our 99th Commencement Speaker. Eric Schmidt is an accomplished technologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Eric served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 2001-2011, as well as Executive Chairman and Technical Advisor. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation. In 2017, he co-founded Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative designed to help exceptional people do more for others by applying science and technology thoughtfully and working together across fields.
  • What is the best way to get photos?

    A professional photographer will photograph each graduate as they receive their diploma.  It is critical that all attendees remain at their designated pod seating area throughout the entire ceremony.
  • How will departures work following Commencement?

    Following Commencement, vehicles for student departures will be allowed to the dorms immediately following the ceremony. A Safety & Security Officer will be stationed at every dorm to assist with the flow of traffic. Each student's luggage should be moved outside prior to Commencement (weather permitting), and parents will assist with luggage from outside the dorm to the vehicle following Commencement. At this time, parents will not be allowed inside the dorm.
  • If inclement weather, where will Commencement be held?

    The School has rented a large tent for Memorial Field in case of inclement weather. The seating arrangements will essentially remain the same if the event is held on Memorial Field.
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