April 2017

Dear Parents of the Class of 2017:

Not long ago, we held our annual winter Formal Dance, a wonderfully fun, spirited and inclusive event. As I’ve done for many years, I hosted a senior “after party” in the faculty room: hot chocolate and cookies, quiet music, a fire in the hearth. It was the best of scenes, a group of terrific boys and girls, from around the world and with all kinds of experiences, simply enjoying each other’s company. At one point, a girl shared, “I can’t believe we will be graduating soon. It’s scary.” Yes it is, I offered, and exciting and right. You are ready.

And so I write here simply to remind you that Commencement will be on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

You are invited to a reception and dinner dance, held in McCullough Field House, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. And, prior to that Collegium Musicum, the Jazz Band, and the Chamber Ensemble will have their final concert in Bingham Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

This will be a day of enormous celebration, and I look forward to seeing you.


William R. MacMullen ’78


* Please note: Information about hotels, meals, photography, and an RSVP form are posted on the 2017 Commencement Weekend page.