"As one who also joined the Hotchkiss community in the summer of 2016, I feel a particular affinity for the great Class of 2020. It is therefore especially painful to announce that we will not be able to host Graduation on campus as scheduled. Having said that, my commitment to the seniors, which I expressed to them during their Class Meeting in mid-April, is that we will host an in-person, on-campus celebration for the Class of 2020 when that is possible and practicable. On May 28 and 29, there will be online events to celebrate the Class of 2020, including a virtual "Diploma Day." More details about those events can be found below in addition to other important details. Graduation represents the culmination of hard work and significant achievement. We remain committed to making sure that the Class of 2020 and their families have the opportunity to celebrate this important milestone."

– Head of School Craig W. Bradley

Diploma Day Celebration Photos

Diploma Day 2020


Diploma Day Ceremony | Friday, May 29

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Senior Award Ceremony | Thursday, May 28

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Senior Art Show

Follow this link to view work by seniors in design, drawing, painting, photography, and theatre.

The Hotchkiss School | Senior Art Show


2020 Luminary on Harris House Lawn | Tuesday, May 19

Our community pitched in to create a giant "2020" luminary on Harris House Lawn, the spot where Commencement typically takes place. Most of the individual bags included touching notes to members of the outstanding class of 2020. As the sun set last night, the “2020” lit up overlooking Lake Wononscopomuc.
Class of 2020, we miss you!


Cum Laude Ceremony | Friday, May 15


Hotchkiss Board of Governors | Senior Induction Ceremony Video


Senior Induction Ceremony | Friday, May 8



Graduation 2020 Information

If you have any questions please call or email Lisa Brown, director of events and special projects, at (860) 435-3188.