Commencement Weekend 2018


Dear Parents of the class of 2018,

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.

Click here to view the 2018 Commencement Weekend schedule.

Below are resources that will hopefully help make your visit to campus a great one.

Graduation at Brooks is a two-day celebration, beginning on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. and ending after the Prize Day Luncheon at 12:15 on Monday, May 28. We hope that you will join us for as much of the weekend as possible.

(If guests can only attend one of the two ceremonies, please note that diplomas are distributed on Prize Day: May 28). If you have any questions about the schedule, events or activities, feel free to contact Assistant to the Head of School Mary Ellen Yates at (978) 725-6329 or myates@brooksschool.org.


Invitations

Each sixth-form family will receive four graduation invitations in the mail this spring to share with family and friends. Additional invitations are available upon request, and an electronic copy is also available. No RSVP is required for Commencement Weekend.

AccomModation

We strongly recommend that you make room reservations well in advance. Lodging in the area fills up early for Memorial Day weekend. There are several options for local accommodations; please see our lodging page for suggestions (search for rooms in the 01845 zip code).

For your schedule

On Monday, May 28:
  • 8 - 9:30 a.m. Families and guests are invited to Graduation Breakfast in Wilder Dining Hall.
  • 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Families and guests are invited to Graduation Luncheon in Wilder Dining Hall.
  • 12 - 3 p.m. The School Store will be open.
  • 3 p.m. Sixth-formers must check out of their dorm.


Accessibility and PARKING

There is unlimited seating for ceremonies that take place under the tent: Lawn Ceremony and Prize Day Ceremony. Wheelchair accessible seating is available under the tent. Please contact Mary Ellen Yates to reserve a seat: myates@brooksschool.org or (978) 725-6329.

Parking attendants will direct parents and guests to the designated lots. There will be golf carts to shuttle guests from the parking lots to the tent. Main Street on campus will be closed. Accessible parking is available near the tent.



Attire for Graduates

Commencement is a formal ceremony at Brooks School. On Prize Day, students in the graduating class are required to wear:

  • White pants, a white button-down collared shirt, a navy blue blazer, a Brooks striped tie* and dress shoes; or
  • A formal all-white outfit, either a dress or pantsuit, with dress shoes.

Sixth-form students will have a Brooks School rosette pinned on them at the Senior Pinning Breakfast on Monday, May 28 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Head of School's House. Students in blazers will also receive a self-adhesive Brooks patch to wear during the ceremony.

*The tie is provided by the school and will be distributed at the Sixth-Form Induction Dinner on May 3 in Frick Dining Hall.