Delgado announces senior celebrations

Valedictory Celebration: June 1

Valedictory is the kick-off to Commencement and highlights the connection between the senior class and the faculty. Faculty speakers will include Tom Fones and Jim McVeety, with a special toast by Sydney Therien ‘20.

Presentation of Diplomas and Photo: June 1-4

Every senior (and their parents/guardians/siblings, if desired) will come to the Randolph Campus at a designated time to pick up their diploma and have an official Commencement photo taken.

Masks must be worn by anyone entering the building and may be removed once outside of the building. Physical distancing will be maintained at all times while in the building.

Commencement Livestream: June 20, 1 p.m.

On Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m., SPA will livestream a virtual Commencement.

The ceremony will include all the elements of our traditional Commencement ceremony: musical selections; remarks by Head of School Bryn Roberts and Board of Trustees President Tim Welsh; the presentation of the Faculty Bowl, Alumni/ae Bowl, and Head of School Bowl; and a speech by a senior Commencement speaker.

Car Processional and Faculty Celebration: Saturday, June 20, 5 p.m.

The post-Commencement faculty recessional, in which the graduates walk through a line of their teachers to receive their congratulations with instead be a car processional through a pre-determined route around the Randolph campus. The processional route will be lined by faculty (also in their cars) to greet and congratulate the graduates.

In a statement to seniors and families, Delgado wrote, “Although those celebrations will look very different this year, all of us feel tremendous enthusiasm for this milestone and a deep sense of appreciation for how [seniors have] shaped SPA during these last four years.” 

The All Night Party hosted by the Parent’s Association has been canceled. The school plans to host a reception for the Class of 2020 sometime in the fall or early winter if social distancing guidelines allow for larger gatherings.