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 firstname.lastname@example.org