Join us for the 128th Commencement of Pomfret School.
Your child has accomplished so much to get here. Now it's time for us to celebrate those achievements! The 128th Commencement of Pomfret School will take place on Sunday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. outdoors on the Clark Chapel Lawn. The ceremony will be followed by a luncheon in the dining hall, beginning at 12:30 p.m. We look forward to hosting you!
Please Note: Pomfret School requires all attendees to be vaccinated and strongly encourages attendees to have boosters. We are monitoring the pandemic and will let event registrants know if this policy changes.
Family and friends who are unable to attend Commencement Weekend are invited to watch Baccalaureate, Senior Awards Dinner, and Commencement at pomfret.org/live. Please Note: The senior awards livestream will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. following dinner.
The Honorable Eric D. Coleman ’69 of the Connecticut Superior Court and a former Connecticut legislator is our 2022 Commencement Speaker.
When Eric Coleman ’69 was in the sixth grade, he was invited to apply to the Ulysses S. Grant Scholarship Foundation program. Operated in conjunction with Yale, the program's objective was to identify and prepare promising minority students for admission to prep schools in the Northeast. "The most important thing the Grant program did for me," Coleman says, "was to convey a sense of high expectations." Those expectations have propelled Coleman from a student at Pomfret and Columbia, to a lawyer in the public defender's office, to a legislator in the Connecticut General Assembly, to a superior court judge. We are thrilled Coleman has agreed to be this year's Commencement Speaker.
- How is the Commencement Weekend going to work this year?
- Is there a guest limit this year?
- What is your Covid vaccination and testing policy for this event?
- Who is the Commencement speaker?
- How is move-out going to work this year?
- Where exactly is the chapel lawn?
- What's happening with lunch?
- Will there be a livestream?
- What should I wear?
- Can I bring my dog?
- What if I have a hard time getting around?
- What happens if it rains?
There are two good restaurants within walking distance of Pomfret. Downtown Putnam also has a number of great options. For lunch, we suggest the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret. For dinner, we suggest 85 Main in Putnam.
The Quiet Corner is home to a number of small bed and breakfasts, and a smattering of larger hotels. The Inn at Woodstock Hill, about 10 minutes away, is a wonderful choice. Comfort Inn and Suites, in nearby Dayville, is another popular (less expensive) option.
Wednesday, May 25
- Sundial Ceremony
- All-School Sit Down Meal
- Moving Up Ceremony
Thursday, May 26
- Commencement Rehearsal
- Prom at Bald Hill Mansion
Friday, May 27
- Whitewater Rafting on the Deerfield River
- Senior Form Dinner
Saturday, May 28
- Baccalaureate Service
- Senior Awards Dinner
- Senior Meeting
Sunday, May 29
- VI Form Breakfast
- Class of 2022 Photo
- 128th Commencement
- Graduation Luncheon
There is no limit to the number of people who can attend Commencement Weekend events, with one exception. Due to the limited seating capacity of Clark Chapel, we are only able to accommodate two family members per graduate for the Baccalaureate Service.