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All boarding, grades 9-12 in Alexandria, Virginia

Commencement Weekend

Commencement activities will take place on May 31 through June 1, 2019.

Schedule of Events

Friday,  May 31 4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate
for juniors, seniors, and their guests. 
Patrick Henry Callaway Chapel
(Vespers Attire)
  5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
for all students and guests. 
Laird Dining Hall (Class attire)
  7:30 p.m.
Academic Awards & Valedictory Address
for all students and their guests. 
Hershey Athletics Center (Class attire)
Saturday, June 1  8:00 a.m. Rose Ceremony
for junior and senior girls and their guests.
Patrick Henry Callaway Chapel
  9:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony
for all.
Hoxton Circle (Class attire except for seniors)
Rain location: Hershey Athletics Center
12:00 p.m. Senior Luncheon Reception
for all seniors, their families and guests.
March Library Terrace
  5:00 p.m. Campus Closed 

Additional Information

  • Thursday: All seniors will be presenting/defending their Senior Externship on Thursday, May 30, and are required to attend a graduation rehearsal at 5:30 p.m. After their rehearsal, you are welcome to spend time with your child on or off campus if you will be in town.
  • Friday: Seniors will be required to spend time Friday packing up their room and cleaning out shared spaces, and all seniors will attend the Baccalaureate Service at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Academics Awards & Valedictory Address at 7:30 p.m. Parents and families are welcome at both events, and dinner will be served on campus that evening for all students and guests. All students are required to spend both Thursday and Friday nights on dorm.
  • Saturday’s Graduation Luncheon on Campus: Episcopal is excited to offer an on-campus lunch for all seniors, their families and guests following Commencement. This lunch will provide a time and place to gather to celebrate the graduates. Please save the date and plan to celebrate with us over lunch on Saturday, June 1.

Ordering Graduation Announcements: Episcopal partners with Herff Jones, a vendor based in Manassas, Va., to offer graduation-related products, including graduation announcements. Click here for a list of the products offered by Herff Jones.
  • Should you wish to purchase any of the items from Herff Jones, the deadline to order is April 1. Please mail, fax or email your order using the form linked here. Note that orders take about two weeks to process, and any orders received after April 1 may take longer to process. Contact the Herff Jones office by phone (703-368-9550) or email at hjcollege@hjusa.net with any questions.
Ordering Diploma Frames: Episcopal’s Student Store has partnered with Framing Success again this year to offer frames for your student’s diploma. The custom Episcopal design pictured here features a cherry finish and double mat in black and maroon with the school seal embossed in gold foil. It is available at the School Store for purchase. Additional designs are available online on the Episcopal High School page of the Framing Success website.


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Commencement Weekend FAQ

Below are some of the frequently asked questions our parents may have about the weekend.
Q: If my child isn't a senior, does Commencement Weekend apply to me?
A: Yes! As returning parents know and the rest will soon learn, Commencement occurs on the final day of the EHS school year. You are welcome to attend the morning service, which starts at 9 a.m. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, all students must be moved off dorm, and the campus will close for the summer.
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