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How long is the Commencement Exercises?

Approximately 2 hours. View the program here.

How many people can I invite to the Commencement Exercises?

Weather permitting, Commencement Exercises will be held on the Quad behind Cluett, and graduates are welcome to invite as many guests as they would like.  Although, each senior will only be allowed to have two guests for the Baccalaureate Service in the Chapel prior to Commencement.

Additional family members can arrive as early as they would like, to find a place to park and a place to sit in the seating area on the Quad while waiting for Commencement Exercises to begin.

Do my family and/or friends need tickets to attend the Commencement Exercises?

Tickets are not needed. Family and friends are welcome, although seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  Shaded tent seating will be available, but is very limited.

Will there be food and beverages available after the Commencement Exercises?

Yes. Trinity-Pawling will host a luncheon in Scully Hall following the Commencement Exercises.

May I visit my son on Saturday?

The Stepping Up Service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, and is for faculty and students only.

Family will be able to join students after Stepping Up for a reception at Gamage House at 4:30 PM and the Senior Spring Musical Concert at Gardiner Theater at 5:30 PM.

Following that, students are permitted to go out to dinner with family, but will have to be on dorm by 11:00 PM that evening.

What are the hours of the School Store during the weekend?

The School Store sells a line of clothing, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, and outerwear, as well as a selection of giftware.

Saturday, May 27: 8:30 - noon

Sunday, May 28: 9:00 - 11:00; Immediately following Commencement until 2:00 PM

Where is Handicap parking?

A number of spaces will be reserved for handicap parking on the north side of Cluett, in front of the Chapel.

How do I order the photos taken by the official photographer?

Photo-Chambers has been retained by Trinity-Pawling to photograph the graduates as they receive their diplomas and awards. In approximately two weeks after the graduation, you will receive proofs directly from the photographer and you can purchase photos at that time.  Everyone will receive one complimentary photo of your son receiving his diploma and a Class of 2017 group photo.

What if I have more questions?

If you do not find the answers to your questions on the website, please contact the Office of the Headmaster at

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

Check out everything you can do and be in the pages on our site.  And if you'd like to contact us, we'd be happy to hear from you.  You can reach the admission office at 845-855-4825 or by email at

Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.


As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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