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WELCOME! LIVESTREAM COMMENCEMENT ON June 16
Poly Prep’s 166th Commencement Ceremony
Celebrating the Class of 2023
Friday, June 16 at 10:00 AM
Steinberg Athletic Complex, Dyker Heights Campus
Reception to immediately follow Commencement Ceremony
Light refreshments will be served. If Commencement moves indoors, the Reception will be canceled.
Celebrating remotely? Livestream link for the ceremony will be available on day of event.
Graduates, Families, Faculty, Staff, and Trustees
See below for more details on what you need to know, schedules, and more.
NOTE: In case of thunderstorms, we will move the event indoors to the Chapel; each family will be allowed 4 ticketed guests. Tickets will be available for pickup. We are keeping a close eye on the weather and will send detailed updates if the ceremony is moving indoors.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Arrival and breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Robe up
9:15 AM – 9:40 AM Formation of processional line, head of the line at the connecting door to the Novogratz building, in order of appointment. Lists will be posted to aid in lining up.
Procession lineup order/locations:
9:40 AM Procession begins – Through the Novogratz lobby, out to and through the walkway between the baseball and softball fields to the Steinberg Athletic Complex field.
Procession is by pairs. Faculty seating flanks the left and right sides of the dais, facing out to the graduates. At the field, you’ll go up the center aisle and split, with those on the left going to the left section and those on the right to the right section of seats
Faculty/Staff/Trustee parents with grads are invited to join Audrius, trustees, and administrators onstage to step forward at the appropriate time to hand off their graduate’s diploma. In terms of lineup, you and other fac/staff graduate parents will line up alphabetically behind the division heads, at the head of the faculty, and follow the group to the dais seating.