Commencement Weekend

May 23-26, 2019

It's time to celebrate our graduates! Commencement weekend for the Class of 2019 begins with prom on Thursday, May 23.  The Senior dinner (for graduates only) will be held in the dining hall on Friday, May 24. Baccalaureate, held in Ayer Memorial Chapel on Saturday, May 25 is attended by faculty, graduates and their immediate families. Weather permitting, Peddie Commencement will be held on center campus on Sunday, May 26. Tickets are not required. All students are required to attend Commencement.

Thursday, May 23

Special Class Schedule Classes will run on a Wednesday schedule today, ending at 12:20 p.m.

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Center Campus and Science Center

6:15 p.m.
Busses begin boarding for prom

7:00-11:00 p.m.

  • All students attending prom must travel to and from the event on the busses hired by the school.
  • Information regarding ticket sales, tux/suit rental, and prom flowers will be communicated to students via email and the Peddie A.M. Vendors will be available on campus for tux/suit rentals and flowers.
  • Information on picking students up and signing students out post-prom will be communicated to parents and students via email.

Friday, May 24

No Classes for Seniors and Juniors

9:00 a.m.
Classes day begins for 9th and 10th grades (special schedule)

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Underclass students’ dinner

7:00 p.m.
Senior Dinner (Seniors, PGs and Faculty only)
Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall





Saturday, May 25

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
International Parents Lunch
Swetland House

5:30 p.m.
Senior Parents Dinner (parents and faculty only)
Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

7:50 p.m.

Academic Procession 

8:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service (attendance required of all seniors and PGs)
Ayer Memorial Chapel

9:15 p.m.
Refreshments following Baccalaureate
Ayer Memorial Chapel patio

Sunday, May 26

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. School Store open
Caspersen Campus Center

9:00 a.m.
Senior Class Picture/Planting of the Ivy
Annenberg Hall steps

10:15 a.m.
Academic Procession

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

12:30 p.m.
Light refreshments for all graduates and their guests
Caspersen Campus Center Dining Hall

Please note: Boarding seniors should be out of their dorms by 5:00 p.m.

Photography information: Candid photos will be taken during the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and posted to Peddie's Flickr album, where they can be shared and downloaded free of charge. Highpoint will be on campus to take professional and candid photos (including diploma photos) before, during and after the Commencement ceremony. These will be available for purchase through Highpoint Pictures. Families who would like to have individual and family photos taken by Highpoint can request them of Highpoint photographers on site between 9:30-10:15 a.m. at no charge. Once photos are made available by Highpoint, families can choose those they wish to pay for.

Looking for the perfect gift for your graduate? Shop the Peddie School Store!

Orders can be placed online or in person. Check link below for a complete selection.

*Need a last-minute gift? The store will be open on Sunday, May 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.!

Shop Peddie School Store Graduation Gifts

2019 Peddie School Commencement Exercises will be held on Sunday, May 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Commencement will be livestreamed for those unable to attend.

View Commencement livestream

Hotel Information

Discounted room blocks have been arranged at these local hotels. Please note the cut-off dates and mention Peddie School Commencement for special rates.

Residence Inn by Marriott Cranbury-South Brunswick
2662 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512
800-331-3131 or 609-395-9447
(Reference Peddie School Parents Room Block)
$159.00 per night (Cut-off date April 26, 2019)
Reservation link for Peddie rate

Holiday Inn East Windsor-Cranbury
399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520
$169.00 plus all taxes (Cut-off date April 25, 2019)

Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton
800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08690
Standard Room: $149 plus taxes; Suites: $169 plus taxes (Cut-off date April 26, 2019)
Group Code: PEDDIE

Other hotels in the area:

Towneplace Suites by Marriott Staybridge Suites
Courtyard by Marriott Hampton Inn and Suites