February 2018

Dear Parents of the Class of 2018:

In advance of the Headmaster's formal invitation in April, I wanted to give you some information about the 2018 Commencement celebrations that include parents and families.

On Saturday, May 26, at 5:30 PM, the Arts Department will host a celebratory concert with Collegium Musicum, Jazz Band and Chamber Ensemble in Bingham Auditorium. Following the performance, there will be a reception and dinner dance for seniors and their families in the Donald F. McCullough '42 Field House. There are no tickets or reserved tables for this event. Typically, guests dress in cocktail attire.

On Sunday, May 27, Commencement Exercises will begin at 11:00 AM in Centennial Courtyard. The ceremony will last approximately two hours and will be followed by a luncheon under a tent on the soccer field adjacent to the courtyard. There are no tickets for this event, but seniors tend to reserve seats for their families on Sunday morning.

The formal invitation package will include announcement cards, which you may send to friends and family with details about the 2018 Commencement at Taft. There will also be information regarding Highpoint Pictures, the photographers who will be taking family photos on campus, both on Saturday evening and Sunday. They also take the formal diploma photos of each graduate.

For your convenience, we have a room block at The Heritage Hotel Best Western Premier Collection ($149/double plus tax), in Southbury. We also have Taft School rates at Wyndham Southbury, ($115/double plus tax- corporate code: 9900502699), Southbury.

If you have other questions prior to the April invitation, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Bonnie Welch P'17 | Associate Director of Development