Commencement and Graduation 2021

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The celebration of the Class of 2021 will be as unique as the students themselves. These 71 amazing young women have weathered the challenges of their final days together in Farmington due to COVID-19, and through it all, they have demonstrated their resilience, devotion to each other, and love of school. 

Please join us in honoring this remarkable class and celebrating their achievements through the events described below.

Graduation 2021 Invitation 1

Schedule of Events

Final Convocation and Awards Ceremony

Click on link above to watch the recording.

Livestream for guests and in-person only for graduating seniors

Thursday, June 3

4:00 p.m. EDT

Commencement and Graduation

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Due to COVID-19 protocols, Commencement is open to pre-registered guests only with a livestream for others

Friday, June 4

9:30 a.m. EDT

Brooks Field Miss Porter’s School – Located in the center of the campus

Please contact us with any questions

Watch Commencement Events 2021 – Livestream

Each Livestream feed will be recorded and available from the same links used to broadcast the livestreams. Click on the Watch Again link to view the recording after events have concluded.

Convocation and Awards Ceremony

Will be viewable to all via livestream. Due to COVID-19 protocols this is a closed event and open to graduating seniors only.

Commencement and Graduation

Dr. Lauren Melman '97

Dr. Lauren Melman ’97

Click here to read Dr. Melman’s full bio.

General Information

Each graduate is allowed to register four (4) guests, and all guests must remain seated and masked through the ceremony. Please check the April 29, 2021 News & Notes for the registration form that must be completed prior to commencement events. The form to submit guest names can be found in the parent “News & Notes” e-info publication, and should be filled out and submitted no later than May 31, 2021.

Campus opens to registered guests only at 8:30 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2021. There is no assigned seating. Rather, seating will be available on a first come first serve basis while observing Miss Porter’s M.P.S (see image below) protocol.

Every attendee is required to be masked for the ceremony and while on campusGraduation will be held in-person and outside rain or shine.


We strongly encourage all attending guests to be prepared for inclement weather. Please be advised that we will make every effort to conduct Friday’s Commencement exercises outdoors. Guests should be prepared to dress for conditions ranging from drizzle to heat and humidity. 


Commencement guests should park in the Tennis Court Lot (number 5), Riverview – Pool & Squash Building (number 2) or The Grist Mill (number 1). All parking is located off of Garden Street. Accessible parking is available in the Tennis Court Lot (number 5) and behind Jones (number 17). Please note that there will NOT be golf cart transportation and we highly encourage those with mobility differences to watch commencement via the livestream links provided above.

Important Parking information for Boarding Seniors

Parents and guardians of senior boarding students are asked to park on the “Senior Beach” lawn, just off Main Street via School Street, and adjacent to the senior dorms. This will ensure close proximity to packing vehicles after commencement concludes. The area will be marked, and a member from the Porter’s staff will be on hand to help direct with parking. We ask that guests and families not enter senior dorms.

campus map

Campus Map

COVID-19 Protocol

Graduation 2021 Health Safety Reminders

Commencement 2021 Health Safety Reminders

All COVID-19 protocol must be followed during the duration of graduation and your time on campus – masked at all times, 6 feet of physical distancing from those not in your guest group, and sanitizing as needed. 

All COVID-19 protocol must be followed for the duration of commencement and your time on campus. All guests must wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin. All guests must maintain 6-feet of physical distance from others not in your immediate family or guest group. Sanitize as frequently as needed.

**Miss Porter’s School continues to monitor federal, state, and county guidances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Protocol

Class of 2021 Legacies

These legacies represent all legacies here at school and the enduring mission of our school to prepare young women for college, for leadership, and for life – a mission which has remained unchanged since 1843. Traditionally, the Daisy Wreath is hung by the senior with the strongest and most direct line of Ancient relatives.

Click below to download a PDF of the Legacies for the Class of 2021.

Congratulations and Shoutouts

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Commencement 2021 Digital Downloads

Yard Signs

Instagram Stories and Visuals

Zoom Backgrounds

Social Media Frame

Celebrate your Miss Porter’s Graduate and share the excitement with family and friends! You can add a custom frame to your Facebook profile (just click on your profile picture, click on add frame and search #MissPortersSchool), and enhance your Instagram with interactive story visuals.

Let’s get excited as we prepare for Graduation 2021. Don’t forget to tag @missporters and use hashtags:

 #MissPortersSchool #PortersGrad and #Porters2021 so that we can repost you on social media!


Matriculation List

2021 College Sweatshirts

Class of 2021 Matriculation List

Babson College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Colgate University
Cornell University
Duke University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Johns Hopkins University
Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
NYU Shanghai
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Swarthmore College
Trinity College
Tufts University
Union College
University of California (Berkeley)
University of California (Los Angeles)
University of California (San Diego)
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh (Main Campus)
University of St Andrews
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Vassar College
Washington University in St Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
William and Mary

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