George School Announces Plans for Spring Commencement

Photo by Tim Major.

Find detailed Commencement information for parents and students here.

The George School Commencement Committee is pleased to announce that the Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony will include a virtual, pre-recorded ceremony with in-person experiences on campus on Saturday, May 29, 2021. All day, boarding, and distance learning seniors are invited, but not required, to participate in person. The virtual ceremony will be available to the entire George School community to view.

Due to space limitations and safety concerns, each graduate is only allowed a limited number of guests.

In-person activities will take place on May 29, rain or shine. That morning, seniors will take part in the traditional pinning of the roses and Commencement processional on campus. After the procession, seniors will gather as a class to watch our pre-recorded Commencement ceremony. In response to students’ requests, a chat room will be provided so that students can communicate in real time.

The Commencement ceremony will stream to George School’s global community on May 29, at 9:30 a.m. Viewing locations will be available on campus for the families of graduates to watch the ceremony in socially-distant and safe spaces.

A processional will begin at 12:30 p.m. preceded by the traditional daisy chain. The awarding of the diplomas will take place at the William Penn Outdoor Auditorium immediately following the processional.

Photo opportunities will be available on campus for students and their families, including in the outdoor auditorium and its surroundings. For those graduates unable to join on campus, diplomas will be mailed.

Commencement Meeting for Worship will take place virtually on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Similar to last year’s Commencement Meeting for Worship, this will include a combination of pre-recorded senior performances and live messages from parents and graduates shared via livestream.

George School continues to review safety guidelines and protocols. Plans are subject to change as necessary for the health and safety of our community.


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