Graduation 2023

Commencement and Graduation 2023

Miss Porter's graduates singing

Please join us in honoring these 87 remarkable young women in the class of 2023 and celebrating their achievements through the events described below.

2023 Commencement announcement
Commencement is Friday, June 2, 2023

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.

Quick Links

Schedule of Events | General Information | Parking | Legacies | Celebrate Your Senior | Matriculation | Photos

Click below to read the commencement speaker announcement.

Vanessa Roanhorse ’96


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

4:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater

View livestream of the Awards Ceremony

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

View livestream of the Senior Music Showcase & Dance Performance

Friday, June 2

9:30 a.m.


Brooks Field

View livestream of the Commencement and Graduation Ceremony

11:15 a.m.

Daisy Chain Procession

Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center

12:00 p.m.


Main Dining Hall

Download a PDF of the schedule of events here.

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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. 


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. 

Illustrated campus map of Miss Porter's School with complete building list & legend


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.

2023 Legacy List updated 5.24.23 1


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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.

MPS graduates in their college shirts


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