Commencement Weekend 2024
Dear parents and guardians of the class of 2024,
Congratulations on the momentous occasion of your child’s upcoming graduation from Brooks School! Commencement weekend is shaping up to be a busy, exciting time. Below are resources that will hopefully help make your visit to campus a great one.
This year, we will kick off the weekend with the Sixth-Form Parent Dinner and Slideshow on Thursday, May 23.
Graduation is a two-event celebration, beginning on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. and ending after Graduation Luncheon on Monday, May 27.
Thursday, May 23
- 6 p.m. SIXTH-FORM PARENT DINNER AND SLIDESHOW
Dinner will be held in the Keating Room for sixth-form parents and guardians. A slideshow commemorating the sixth form will be shown.
Sunday, May 26
- 10:30 a.m. DONNING OF THE STOLES
This ceremony is held in the Frank D. Ashburn Chapel. The service celebrates cultural achievement and takes place prior to commencement. It acknowledges the academic achievements and future aspirations of students from BIPOC and underrepresented groups. Seating is open and no RSVP is required.
- 2 p.m. LAWN CEREMONY
This ceremony is held in the tent overlooking Lake Cochichewick behind the admission building. Prizes are awarded for academic, artistic and athletic achievements to students in all grades/forms. Student speakers will share remarks. Seating is open and there is no RSVP required. This event will be livestreamed.
Immediately following Lawn Ceremony
STUDENT FAREWELL "BOO-HOO" SERVICE
The "Boo-Hoo" Service is a student-led service held in Frank D. Ashburn Chapel. The service is for students only. Parents and guardians are welcome to take pictures during the receiving line following the service in the Chapel Quad.
SIXTH-FORM PARENT, GUARDIAN & GUEST RECEPTION
This reception is for the parents and guests of the graduating class to enjoy as the students are participating in the "Boo-Hoo" Service.
6 p.m. SIXTH-FORM DINNER
Dinner will be held in Wilder Dining Hall for the sixth form and their parents, guardians and guests.
Monday, May 27
- 8:15 a.m. SIXTH-FORM PINNING BREAKFAST
Graduates will each be pinned with a rosette during this graduates-only breakfast. Since 1932, sixth-formers have worn a Brooks rosette as an emblem of their accomplishments. A self-adhesive Brooks patch will be given to students wearing a blazer.
- 9:15 a.m. SIXTH-FORM CHAPEL SERVICE
The service will be held in Frank D. Ashburn Chapel for the sixth form and their parents or guardians. No RSVP is required.
- 10:15 a.m. PRIZE DAY CEREMONY (Awarding of Diplomas)
This final graduation ceremony is held in the tent overlooking Lake Cochichewick behind the admission building. Sixth-form students are awarded prizes and diplomas. One student speaker will share remarks. Seating is open, and no RSVP is required. This event will be livestreamed.
- 12:15 p.m. GRADUATION LUNCHEON
Lunch will be held in Wilder Dining Hall. Seating is open, and there is no RSVP required. Students may also go out to lunch with parents and guardians.
Please note: The Commencement Weekend schedule is subject to change at any time. This page will reflect updates as they are made.
Feel free to contact Assistant to the Head of School, Special Projects Director Mary Ellen Yates at (978) 725-6329.