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Commencement

COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE - 2019

5/18 - Saturday
  • Last Day of Classes for Seniors
  • Senior Performance Auditions (11:30 am, Club Period)
5/19 - Sunday
  • 4-Year Senior BBQ (5:00 pm - by invitation)
5/20 - Monday
  • Graduation Rehearsal (9:00 am)
  • Senior Performance Auditions (2:45 pm)
  • Senior Reception (5:15 pm, Annie Duncan House)
  • Senior Dinner (6:00 pm, Doe Dining Commons)
  • Senior Photo (7:15 pm, Quad or Campus Center)
  • Senior Slideshow (7:30 pm, Flickinger Auditorium)
  • Senior Yearbook Distribution (7:45 pm, Campus Center)
  • Senior Room Inspection (10:00 pm, Dorms)
5/21 - Tuesday
  • Senior Technology Check-In (8:00 am, Technology Dept.)
  • Senior Trip Departs (9:00 am, Campus Center Traffic Circle)
5/22 - Wednesday
  • Senior Trip Returns (12:30 pm)
  • Senior Co-ed Softball Game (4:30 pm, Baseball Field)
  • Senior Capstone Presentations (7:00 pm, Multiple Locations)
  • Senior Capstone Reception (8:30 pm, Annie Duncan House)
5/23 - Thursday
  • Full Graduation & Baccalaureate Rehearsal (9:30 -11:30 am)
  • Awards Ceremony (4:30 pm, Flickinger Auditorium; Formal All-school Event, Seniors' Families)
  • Baccalaureate Dinner (5:30 pm, Doe Dining Commons; Formal All-school Event, Seniors' Families)
  • Baccalaureate Service (7:00 pm, Meriden Congregational Church; Due to space limitations, Immediate Family Members only - SImulcast in Flickinger Auditorium for all)
  • Senior Performances (8:15 pm, Flickinger Auditorium - All Welcome)
5/24 - Friday
  • Senior Breakfast - Cap and Gown decoration/pick up (8:30 -10:00 am, Bishop Cottage)
  • Graduation Line Up (10:30 am, Congregational Church Lawn)
  • Graduation Ceremony (11:00 am, Bicentennial Quad)
  • Graduation Luncheon (12:30 pm, Doe Dining Commons, Open Invitation for Graduation Attendees)
  • Seniors Depart by 3:00 pm

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Commencement FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • May I take my child off campus for dinner on Friday evening?

    Because there are so many events taking place on campus, we prefer that students and their immediate family stay on campus.  A special graduation dinner will be held, and this is a great opportunity to gather in celebration of the weekend.
  • How can I invite people to graduation?

    Families may order invitations for friends and family through Josten's, our graduation vendor. Please call 1-800-567-8367 and mention you are from Kimball Union. If you have any questions please call Sarah Mooore, Director of Marketing Communications, a smoore@kua.org.
  • How many people can attend graduation?

    We plan to hold graduation on the Bicentennial Quadrangle. There are plenty of seats and space for as many guests as you would like to invite. In the event of severe inclement weather, graduation will take place in Flickinger Auditorium. Seating will be given in priority order of immediate family, extended family and friends. Because seating in Flickinger is limited we will live broadcast the ceremony to other locations on campus to accommodate all guests.
  • Is there reserved seating at graduation?

    There are not reserved seats, but there will be plenty of seats for everyone. We ask that you arrive after 10:00 am to choose seats.
  • Where will the ceremony be held in the event of incement weather?

    Commencement will be held on the quad, rain or shine. Our ample tent covering the general seating area will provide shelter for most attendees. While we will plan for bright blue skies and warm temperatures, please be sure to bring clothes that would allow you to be comfortable outdoors if it does happen to be cool and damp.

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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.