Please join us in honoring these 87 remarkable young women in the class of 2023 and celebrating their achievements through the events described below.
Miss Porter’s does not require tickets nor has reserved seating for graduation.
Each graduate has been given ten invitations to share with family and friends.
Schedule of Events | General Information | Parking | Legacies | Celebrate Your Senior | Matriculation | Photos
Click below to read the commencement speaker announcement.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Watch Livestream events
Livestreams are available for the Awards Ceremony, the music and dance performances, and the Commencement and Graduation Ceremony. Each livestream feed will be recorded and available. Click on the Watch Again link to view the recording after events have concluded.
Thursday, June 1
Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner for Seniors, Families, and Faculty
Main Dining Hall (open seating)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Senior Music Showcase & Dance Performance
Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater
Friday, June 2
Daisy Chain Procession
Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center
Main Dining Hall
Download a PDF of the schedule of events here.
Miss Porter’s is a mask optional community. Any attendees experiencing symptoms should be masked for the ceremony and while on campus. Graduation will be held in person and outside rain or shine.
We strongly encourage all attending guests to be prepared for inclement weather. Guests should be prepared to dress for conditions ranging from drizzle to heat and humidity. Please note that guest seating for the ceremony is under the protection of a tent.
Commencement guests should park in the Tennis Court Lot (number 5), Riverview – Pool & Squash Building (number 2), The Grist Mill (number 1), or Porter Road Loop (number 19). All parking is located off of Garden Street or Porter Road.
Accessible parking is reserved behind Jones, 54 Main Street (number 18), and at the Alumnae and Development Office, 66 Main Street (number 13), as well as in marked locations in all other campus parking areas.
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 parking.
CLASS OF 2023 LEGACIES
These legacies represent 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.
CONGRATULATIONS AND SHOUTOUTS
Celebrate your Miss Porter’s graduate and share the excitement with family and friends!
Download an image to use for a yard sign here.
Let’s get excited as we prepare for Graduation 2023. Don’t forget to tag @missporters and use hashtags:
#MissPortersSchool #PortersGrad and #Porters2023 so we can repost you on social media!
Share your joy with a profile photo frame, found here!
We also have a folder of fun GIFs that you can use to celebrate your graduate on social media, accessible here.
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