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


Sunday, May 31, 2020

Cardigan's 74th Commencement Exercise takes place on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Join us to celebrate Cardigan's Class of 2020!

Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, Cardigan is also planning to live stream the Commencement ceremony for those unable to attend in person. More information will be coming soon about how to view the ceremony online.

Schedule of Events: Parents and family members are invited to and encouraged to attend all events.

  • 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Senior Slideshow
  • 10:00 a.m. - Alumni Tie Ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. - Class Photo
  • 11:00 a.m. - Commencement Exercises
  • 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon

Clothing: Your student is required to wear the clothes listed below during the ceremony. Please ensure he has all of these items and that they are the correct size. 

  • gray dress pants
  • black leather dress shoes
  • white dress shirt
  • black belt
  • black socks
  • dress jacket (provided)

Hotel Reservations: As other schools in our area also hold their graduation activities during this time, we encourage you to make your travel arrangements early. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate for our families at the hotels listed below. Contact the hotels directly to make reservations and be sure to mention "Cardigan Commencement."

Invitations: Please note that in April you will be receiving a packet of invitations to share with family members and guests. 

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Commencement Information Form

Cardigan parents, we are busy preparing for our 74th Commencement Ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, May 31, 2020. This is an exciting time for our boys and their families, and we would appreciate your help in confirming a few important details.

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Cardigan parents, because your son will be graduating this year, you have the special opportunity to create a tribute for him in the back pages of the yearbook. This tribute can include photos (old and new), memories, and well-wishes for the future. 

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