Darlington School: Commencement plans for the Class of 2020
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Commencement plans for the Class of 2020

April 22, 2020 | 1037 views

Dear Class of 2020 and family,

Given the information in front of us at this time, we are excited to announce plans for Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020. As we have said in previous communications, Darlington is a unique institution, and we believe that by creating two Commencement ceremonies we will have the best chance to honor our graduates on campus.

The first ceremony will take place on the Chapel Lawn on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Given the summer heat, we plan to begin this ceremony at 8 a.m. More details about the event will be released this summer once we gain an understanding of the guidelines that will be put in place for gatherings and outdoor events by our state government.

The second ceremony will occur the Saturday morning of Alumni Weekend, October 24, 2020. It is a great tradition for the previous graduating class to return to campus for Homecoming. We hope that students unable to join us in July will be able to join us in October. Of course, we welcome students and families to attend both ceremonies.

Finally, as I stated in my letter to the Class of 2020, if a student is unable to return to campus for either ceremony, we will make individual arrangements to present you with your diploma and it will be my pleasure to shake your hand.  

Everyone at Darlington looks forward to the celebration!  Thank you for patience, and thank you in advance for your continued patience as we navigate the path forward. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Peer, or myself.  

Warmest Regards,

Brent Bell
Head of School