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Commencement 2022

We were thrilled to welcome families and guests back to campus for the 139th Commencement of Northfield Mount Hermon on Sunday, May 22, 2022. 

Many Commencement weekend activities were livestreamed. A complete schedule of events and access to livestream links are listed below.

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Read coverage of the Commencement ceremony
View photos of the ceremony and of students’ receiving their diplomas.
NMH faculty shared their well wishes for the new graduates: watch here
See the list of Class of 2022 Awards.

Commencement Speaker

Maurice Coleman

Maurice Coleman '87

Maurice Coleman ’87, tax credit syndication executive for commercial real estate banking at Bank of America, accepted an invitation from the Class of 2022 to serve as this year's Commencement speaker. "NMH played a pivotal role in my development as a young person and, in many ways, it changed the trajectory of my life journey," he says. We were honored to welcome him back to share his experiences and advice with our graduating class. Read more about our speaker.

Commencement Events

Livestream links available below.

Thursday, May 19

Class Day Exercises 6:30 to 7:45 pm, Memorial Chapel
Faculty and staff joined the Class of 2022 and their guests for the graduate awards ceremony and a co-valedictorian address. 

Richard Li

Co-valedictorian Yiwen "Richard" Li delivered remarks at Class Day exercises. He is a member of the cross country team and the NMH Debate Society and has particularly enjoyed taking a photography course at NMH because it sparks creativity he didn’t realize was inside of him before taking the class. Learn more about our co-valedictorians, and read Li’s full remarks.

Friday, May 20

Chateau Dance Photo Reception 5:30 to 7 pm, Memorial Chapel
Class of 2022 families were invited to take photos of their students prior to the dance. A professional photographer was be there as well and images will be posted to the NMH Flickr channel. See photos of the reception.

Chateau Dance 7:30 pm
For the Class of 2022 (and their guests) only.

Saturday, May 21

Baccalaureate 5 pm, Memorial Chapel 
Members of the Class of 2022 joined the faculty for reflection, song, and the co-valedictorian address, and the community honors retiring teachers. 

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Co-valedictorian Gretta Xie delivered remarks at the Baccalaureate service. She is an artist and a writer who spent countless hours at the Rhodes Arts Center. She’s also a member of the NMH Debate Society and has been involved in the theater program. Learn more about our co-valedictorians, and read Xie’s full remarks.

Commencement Eve Dinner 6:30 to 8 pm, Alumni Hall and tent
A special-occasion dinner for the Class of 2022, their family, guests, and NMH faculty.

Catholic Commencement Eve Mass 7:30 pm, Memorial Chapel
This tradition accommodates students and families who would not otherwise be able to attend Mass on Sunday because of Commencement.

Sunday, May 22

Commencement  11 am, Millers Brothers Field
Diplomas were awarded to the Class of 2022. In addition to Commencement speaker Maurice Coleman ’87, the graduates heard from Charlie Brandt ’22, who was selected the class orator by classmates and faculty.

Read more about the commencement ceremony.
View photos of the ceremony and of students’ receiving their diplomas.

Charlie Brandt

Charlie Brandt ’22 was selected to be the class orator by classmates and faculty. They've served as a resident leader and been active in the Gender Sexuality Alliance and in theater production, among other activities. Learn more about our orator, and read Brandt’s full remarks.

Commencement Lunch 1 pm, Alumni Hall
Complimentary lunch with a to-go option for students, their families, and guests.

Countdown to Commencement 2022

Countdown to Commencement 2022

We invite you to view some of the exciting and special moments that seniors have shared as they complete their NMH journey.

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Livestream Events

Class Day Exercises |  Thursday, May 19

Baccalaureate |  Saturday, May 21, 5 pm

Commencement | Sunday, May 22, 11 am 

Families should regularly check the “Commencement 2022” tile in NMH Connect for additional information.