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Commencement FAQs

Brewster Academy's 2019 Commencement ceremony is on Saturday, May 25.

Important Note for 2019: Brewster's 2019 graduation date coincides with Memorial Day weekend, which attracts many visitors to the Wolfeboro area, so please plan to make your lodging and dining reservations as soon as possible.

What is the schedule of events on Friday and Saturday?

Friday, May 24, 2019
5:30 p.m. – Ivy Address on Lamb Green (in front of the Academic Building)
                   In case of inclement weather, at Anderson Hall
6:15 -7:15 p.m. – Head of School Reception for seniors, their families, and faculty. Estabrook Dining Hall
10 p.m. – Boarding students must check in at dorms
Saturday, May 25, 2019

10 a.m. – Commencement ceremony on Brown Field followed by a luncheon.
                In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at the Smith Center.

Who is the 2019 Commencement Speaker?
The 2019 Commencement Speaker is W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Read More

Does the Head of School reception include dinner?
The reception will include hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Who is invited to these events?
Graduates, their families, friends, and faculty members

Is there a limit of guests per family? No

Do we need tickets for any events? No

When will families receive Commencement announcements?
These are mailed to all families by early April. Each household will receive 10 announcements and envelopes to send to family and friends. As mentioned above, guests do not need invitations to attend the events, however.

Can you accommodate handicap seating and parking at these events?
Yes, please arrive early, and we will be happy to assist you. If you need to drop off a family member prior to parking, just let the parking attendants know and they will direct you to the handicap field entrance or the front entrance of the Smith Center.

Can you suggest where I could make dinner reservations?
Wolfeboro offers a number of fine and casual dining establishments. For a look at what’s available and for phone numbers, please see our dining section.

Can you suggest hotel accommodations?
Wolfeboro has a variety of lodging options, including inns, motels, and numerous Bed & Breakfasts. Please see our lodging page.

Will the ceremony be live streamed?
Yes, the ceremony will be streamed at

Can we order a DVD of the ceremony? 
Yes, DVDs of the ceremony can be ordered here

What time does my son or daughter have to depart campus on Saturday?
We are encouraging all graduates to try and depart campus by about 2 p.m. The families of undergraduates will be arriving after the ceremony to pack up their students. All students will have ample packing time prior to Saturday so please encourage your student to use that time wisely so they are packed and ready to depart by early afternoon.

Did we answer everything?
Please see the FAQ page for additional information about end of year items. If you have additional questions, please contact Susan Repplier, director of special events, at or 603-569-7191.


Contact Susan Repplier, Director of Special Events at 
(p) 603-569-7191