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Commencement 2019

Loomis Chaffee Celebrates 103rd Commencement

Loomis Chaffee's Class of 2019 received diplomas at the 103rd Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 26. Celebrated television director James L. Widdoes '72 delivered the Commencement address.

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Commencement Videos



Commencement Speaker: Jamie L. Widdoes '72


Fairwell Address: Sheila Culbert, Head of School


Commencement Montage


Senior Class Speaker: Shlok Sharma


Class Night Videos

Prom 2019


Senior Video Booth 2: Advice


Senior Video Booth 1: Memories


Senior Video Booth 3: Thanks


Photo Galleries

Important Information

Guidelines for Attire/Dress

Graduates generally wear white or off-white dresses, or navy blazers, ties and light slacks. While Class Night ceremonies are less formal, appropriate dress is also encouraged for this event.

Area Accommodations for Commencement

Several area hotels offer special rates for guests attending Loomis Chaffee Commencement. Check the Commencement accommodations page for details and links to make reservations through Loomis Chaffee room blocks. Please note the cut-off dates for reserving rooms at discounted rates.

Professional Photography Opportunities

During the ceremony, photographs will be taken of each graduate receiving his or her diploma from the Head of School. Review information from Island Photo. A panoramic shot of the class will be taken as well by Panfoto.


We look forward to seeing you here on the Island. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni & Parent Relations Lisa Salinetti Ross at lisa_ross@loomis.org or 860.687.6277