Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Cardigan’s 76th Commencement

We are pleased to announce that we have begun planning for Cardigan's 76th Commencement on Sunday, May 29, 2022!

As we look forward to welcoming our families to campus and celebrating the Class of 2022, we ask for your cooperation in following our campus safety protocols, which include all visitors being vaccinated, wearing a mask, refraining from group photos, and not entering school buildings. We appreciate your support and partnership as we continue our planning with the health of the entire Cardigan community a priority.

Commencement Information Form

Parents and families, we would appreciate your help in confirming a few important details using the Commencement Information Form. Please help us plan for a great event by submitting this form by April 1, 2022.

Commencement Information Form

Tentative Schedule of Events

Families should plan to arrive on campus by 9:00 a.m. and depart by 1:00 p.m. The Commencement Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. A full schedule and additional details including the commencement speaker, live-stream video feed, and parking & packing logistics will be confirmed this spring.

  • 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Boutonniere Pinning, Cardigan Commons (Coffee, tea, and pastries served)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Alumni Tie Ceremony, Clark-Morgan rear steps
  • 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Class Photo, Chapel Steps
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony, Commencement Tent
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon, Cardigan Commons
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Departures

Lodging: As spring is a popular time to be in our area, we recommend that you book your lodging as soon as possible. The Hilton Garden Inn Hanover Lebanon and Courtyard by Marriott Hanover Lebanon offer corporate rates. If you would like to take advantage of these lower rates you will need to make your reservation over the phone and reference the “Cardigan Mountain School corporate rate." 

COVID Protocols: We will continue to plan for an outdoor, on-campus event and we look forward to seeing you on campus in May. However, please be mindful that COVID conditions are always changing and there is still a possibility that we will need to transition to a remote ceremony should it become unsafe to gather on campus. 

End of Year Departure Form

The end of Cardigan's 2021-2022 school year is almost here! We ask that all families complete this form for their students, including those who live locally.

End of Year Departure Form

Commencement News

Yifu Mu

Yifu Mu ’14 to Deliver Commencement Address

We’re thrilled to announce Cardigan alumnus Yifu Mu, a member of the Class of 2014, will deliver the Commencement Address at Cardigan’s 76th Commencement exercises.

2021 Commencement Highlights

Commencement 2021

Story: Cardigan’s 75th Commencement

We couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate the 75th Cardigan Mountain School Commencement! 

Chapel Steps Jump

Photo Galleries

From the Sunset Climb to the Chapel Steps Jump, experience the 2021 Cardigan Commencement in photos!

Video Galleries

Video Galleries

Watch videos of the 2021 Cardigan Commencement ceremony!