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Commencement and Graduation 2024

MPS students singing in the garden after graduation

Please join us in honoring these 85 remarkable young women in the class of 2024 and celebrating their achievements through the events described below.

Commencement is June 7, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.


The graduation ceremony will be held rain or shine under a large tent on Brooks Field. Miss Porter’s School does not require tickets nor has reserved seating for graduation. General seating opens at 8:00 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Accessible seating is reserved on the left side of the tent close to Ford Library so monitor screens can be easily viewed. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed in the Periodicals Room of the Ford Library.

Porter’s is a mask-optional community. However, any person feeling ill should wear a mask to help us maintain a healthy environment.

Quick Links

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


Livestreams are available for the Awards Ceremony, the music and dance performances, and the Commencement and Graduation Ceremony. Each livestream feed will be recorded. Click on the Watch Again link to view the recording after events have concluded.

Accessibility Note: We are pleased to offer closed captioning during the live stream of our graduation ceremony. This service ensures that all community members can fully participate and celebrate this special moment.

Thursday, June 6

4:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater

5:15 p.m. – 7:15 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 7

9:30 a.m.


Brooks Field

10:45 a.m.

Hanging of the Wreath

Brooks Field

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.

MPS faculty processing


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. 

new Ancients jumping in the fountain


Commencement guests should park in the Tennis Court Lot (number 5), Riverview – Pool & Squash Building (number 2), The Greene House (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. 

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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. 


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.

2024 Legacy List

Celebrate your Miss Porter’s graduate and share the excitement with family and friends!

Yard signs: Access the template to create a yard sign here.

Social Media: Let’s get excited as we prepare for Graduation 2024.

  • Don’t forget to tag @missporters and use hashtags #MissPortersSchool, #PortersGrad, and #Porters2024 so we can repost on social media!
  • 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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