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Commencement Weekend

Commencement Weekend: May 28-29, 2021

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 during Commencement Weekend. We will update this page with additional information as plans develop. We will also add to the FAQs section as we receive questions.

NOTE: Please know that changes in the pandemic or state and local guidelines may lead to changes in our plans. We appreciate your patience and flexibility, and we will keep you updated.

Friday, May 28

Chapel Quad (tentative), 4:30 p.m. 
  • Our traditional worship service will be followed directly by the presentation of awards. Expect a 90-minute program.
  • Each senior family will receive tickets for up to four guests. These guests will be seated together in a group socially distanced from other groups.
  • After the event, seniors will begin a night of special activities for the class, and we will provide light refreshments for families as they depart. 
Rain venue: Flippin Fieldhouse. The four guest tickets will be honored.

Saturday, May 29

Hummel Bowl, 9 a.m. ET
  • The stadium is our largest-capacity venue on campus, which will allow us to host as many guests as safely possible.
  • Each senior family will receive tickets for up to six guests. These guests will be seated together in a group socially distanced from other groups.
  • Expect campus to open 90-120 minutes before the ceremony’s start for a health screening of guests.
  • Expect a 90-minute program. 
Rain venue: Flippin Fieldhouse. Because Flippin is a smaller-capacity venue than Hummel Bowl, we will be able to provide tickets for up to only four guests per senior. Other guests will be asked to watch the livestream of the event off campus.

Following the Commencement Ceremony
Hoxton Circle, Chapel Quad, Trask Terrace, March Library Terrace, Light refreshments will be served at various spots near Hoxton Circle.

In the event of bad weather,
we will not be able to hold the reception due to limited indoor space, but we will provide light refreshments to go.

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  • Important Notes

    Livestreaming: A professional film and production company will provide a livestream of the Commencement Ceremony as well as the Baccalaureate and Awards Ceremony. It will be available through a publicly available page on the EHS website.

    Health Matters: Expect campus to open 60-90 minutes before the start of events on Friday and Saturday for a health screening of guests. Per state guidelines for commencement events, all guests must wear face coverings while on campus.

    : For health and safety reasons, seating will be arranged with each senior’s guests grouped together and socially distanced from other groups. Tickets are not transferable; under our ticketing system, families will not be able to give any of their ticket allotment to another family.

    Student Guests: EHS students who are invited guests or siblings of seniors may attend Commencement events using one of the senior’s tickets. Also, they are expected to move out of dorm and leave campus by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Only seniors will spend Friday night on dorm.

    Parking: We will have priority parking for guests with mobility issues as well as golf carts for transportation around campus. 
    Dorm Move-out: Seniors will pack their rooms during the week before Commencement and be expected to move out following Commencement. All students must leave campus by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 29; details on the move-out procedures will be forthcoming. 

    Refreshments: The School will provide light refreshments after Baccalaureate and Commencement. After the Commencement Reception, families are welcome to leave campus for lunch and return to move seniors out of the dorm.


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  • Class Rings

    Class rings: The Jostens school memorabilia company is standing by to take orders from any senior interested in an EHS class ring. See this flier from the company about cost, design and metal options. Orders are mailed directly to your home. If you have questions, Jostens sales representative Thomas Orme is available at
  • Graduation Announcements

    These are available from Herff Jones. If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Herff Jones soon and confirm you will receive the announcements in time.