Commencement hats in the air

2022 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND Schedule of events

Health and Safety Updates: Please review the current visitor policy before coming to The Peddie School campus.

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Thursday, May 26

Junior-Senior Prom

Special class schedule:  

  • 8-8:50 a.m.: D block
  • 9-10:15 a.m.: E block
  • 10:25-11:15 a.m.: G block
  • 11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: F block

4-6 p.m.: Pre-Prom:  Photo opportunities and light refreshments (sponsored by the PPA) Center Campus

6-11 p.m.: Prom: Attendees will be transported by bus to and from prom. No students are permitted to drive.

11 p.m.: Post-Prom pick-up: Senior parents will receive details on pick-up via email. No day or boarding student may drive themselves from campus after prom.  Annenberg Science Center

Friday, May 27

No classes for Seniors and Juniors

Please Note: This is an on-campus weekend. All boarding students (including graduates) are expected to stay in their dorms this weekend. 

9:00 a.m.:  Start of class for grades 9-10 (special schedule; see calendar for details).

5–6 p.m.: Students in grades 9-11: grab and go dinner in the Grille

7 p.m.: Senior Dinner (Seniors and PGs only) Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

Saturday, May 28

8 – 10:55 a.m.: Classes for all underclassmen (special schedule; see calendar).

11 - 11:40 a.m.: Moving Up Chapel (all students and employees only), Ayer Memorial Chapel

11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Graduation rehearsals and lunch (seniors and PGs),  Center Campus 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (grades 9-11), Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

5 – 6 p.m.: All-Student Cookout (all students including graduates and their siblings), Center Campus (Rain location: Science Center)

5 p.m.: Baccalaureate Dinner (senior parents/guardians only: R.S.V.P. here), Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

7:50 p.m.: Academic Procession, graduates and faculty line up in Annenberg Hall

8 p.m.: Baccalaureate Service (graduates and their immediate family members), Center Campus Tent

*Note – This is an on-campus evening; all boarding students in grades 9-12 and PG are expected to stay on campus tonight.

Sunday, May 29

Please Note: There is no limit to the amount of seats allowed, and tickets are not required.

7:30 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast for graduates, guests and students,  Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

9 a.m.: Senior Class Picture/Planting of the Ivy Annenberg Hall steps

10 a.m.: Academic Procession – Seniors, PGs and faculty line up at Armellino Quad

10:30 a.m.: Commencement (all students required to attend) Center Campus Tent

Noon: Lunch for graduates, guests and students Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

*Note: All boarding seniors must be moved out of their dorms by 5 p.m.

Celebrate with our Graduation toolkit 

Celebrate your graduate with a custom lawn sign, Facebook cover image, Zoom background, personalized flyer or all of these! Our Graduation Toolkit makes all of these available to download and print for all of your celebratory needs. Enjoy!

Graduation celebration toolkit


Congratulations Class of 2022!

The Peddie Store is a great source for graduation gifts. We be open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 for your last minute needs. Looking for a diploma frame, an Alumni T shirt or a Class of 2022 blanket? Come to shop, or just stop in and say goodbye. We're going to miss you!

Class of 2022 blankets are available for sale, and all Peddie Store orders can be placed online. 

hotel information

Residence Inn by Marriott Cranbury-South Brunswick
2662 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512
800-331-3131 or 609-395-9447   

Holiday Inn East Windsor-Cranbury
399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520





Hampton Inn & Suites
153 West Manor Way, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Other hotels in the area:

Baccalaureate and Commencement photos

Highpoint's professional photographers will be available outside of the tent before and after the ceremony to take family photos (no advance scheduling required). They will be taking candid and formal photos (including diploma photos) before, during and after the Commencement ceremony. These photos will be available for purchase through Highpoint Pictures. Families of seniors will receive an email with instructions on how to order Highpoint photos.

Candid photos taken during the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will be posted to Peddie's Flickr album following these ceremonies, where they can be shared and downloaded free of charge.