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Commencement Schedule of Events

Friday, June 1st

8:00 A.M. Commencement Rehearsal

8:30 A.M. Senior Breakfast, Cruiseport, Gloucester, MA (Students Only)

1:00 P.M. Academic Awards Ceremony, Alice Ansara Athletic Center

6:00 P.M.  Senior Dinner, The Essex Room, Woodman's, Essex, MA

RSVP for Parent/Senior Dinner 

Saturday, June 2nd: Commencement Day Schedule

8:30 A.M.  ALL Seniors must meet in the Performing Arts Center

9:00 A.M.–9:30 A.M.  "Last March" beginning at the Performing Arts Center (bell ringing and photographs)

9:45 A.M. The Alice Ansara Athletic Center opens for Family and Friends to be seated*

9:30 A.M. –10:30 A.M. Seniors gather in the Christopher F. Murphy Academic Center to line up for the Commencement Procession 

10:30 A.M. Commencement Ceremony begins!

*Prior to 9:45, bathrooms will only be available in the Christopher F. Murphy Academic Center

Parking for Commencement and Awards Ceremony

  • Alice Ansara Athletic Center, 447 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, MA
  • Drake Administrative Building, 429 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, MA
  • High School Campus, 412 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, MA 

Overflow parking will be available at the Cove Elementary School, 20 Eisenhower Ave, Beverly, MA 01915. Be sure to allow for extra time to park. Shuttles will be provided to and from all the parking areas.

There are 10 handicap parking spaces available at the Alice Ansara Athletic Center.

Live Stream

If you are unable to attend the Awards Ceremony or Commencement, we will be streaming both live online. Please use the links below to access:

Awards Ceremony


Please feel free to contact Matt Murphy at 978-236-3456 if you have further questions.