BB&N Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Requests the pleasure of your company at the
Graduation Exercises for the Class of 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023
10:00 AM

Nicholas Athletic Center
Gerry's Landing Road
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Duration: Graduation typically lasts 1½ to 1¾ hours. There will be a light outdoor reception afterwards, but not a full meal. We hope that the timing will allow you to make family plans easily.
Guests & Seating: We ask you to limit your guest list to no more than 10 people, although there will be room for some larger groups. This number does not include your senior! There are no tickets nor do we take names of your guests. Graduation is open seating. Invitations/announcements: Each family received a formal invitation in the mail earlier in April. Dr. Cataldo and Mme. Roucher-Greenberg have distributed additional invitations to the graduates at a recent class meeting that you can send to family and friends either as invitations or announcements. If you need additional invitations (10 max) your child can pick them up from Mr. Jones at the front desk.
Special circumstances: If you have members of your family who need special seating consideration or who need handicap parking, please call Rachel Efstathion at 617-800-2131. Handicapped parking is limited. Be sure to have your placard visible. We recommend, if possible, dropping off those who need assistance and parking in the available lots.
Dress: The senior class voted overwhelmingly to wear caps and gowns for the upcoming Graduation. Navy blue caps and gowns will be provided by the school for the ceremony. Caps and gowns will be distributed to students during the scheduled Graduation Rehearsal on June 8. We ask that students arrive on campus wearing thoughtful formal attire and appropriate footwear under their gowns.
Seniors: Arrive at the gym with their caps and gowns no later than 9:00 a.m. for the class photograph and to line up for the procession. We will not hold the picture for latecomers. Please arrange to be dropped off that morning as parking will be extremely limited.
Parking: Parking has become more and more difficult in the spaces that surround our campus. We recommend that you find alternative transportation such as Uber, Lyft, public transportation or walking. If driving is your only alternative, we ask that you bring as few cars to campus as possible on Graduation Day.
If you drive, please park in DCR Lot 4 on Soldiers Field Road. However, because the school does not have exclusive rights to Lot 4, we cannot guarantee available spaces there. If Lot 4 is full, please look to BB&N staff for alternative parking arrangements. School shuttles will be making continuous round trips between DCR Lot 4 and the Nicholas Athletic Center beginning at 7:45 a.m. After the ceremony the return trips will begin.
Please note that no parking is allowed along Greenough Boulevard.
Photography: The school photographer will take a picture of each student as they receive the diploma from Dr. Price. In addition, a class picture will be taken just before the class lines up for the Graduation procession. The school will send a copy of each graduate’s photograph plus a copy of the group photograph to each family in the weeks following the ceremony. The class picture will be taken promptly at 9:05 a.m. We will not be able to wait for latecomers. During the graduation exercises, the area in front of the stage is reserved for official photographers. Parents are welcome to take pictures from the sides, but we ask that you do not position yourselves in front of the stage as it obstructs the paths of the seniors and slows the proceedings.
Livestream: For any family members or guests who are unable to attend in person, please be aware that the ceremony will be livestreamed at this link.