Please enjoy this video of Commencement 2019.

Commencement Weekend Schedule

(Tentative Schedule: subject to change)

Friday, May 22, 2020
5:00 pm Baccalaureate
For Seniors/Juniors/Faculty only
6:15 pm Parent-run dinner for graduates and parents/guardians only. Please contact the Deerfield Parents Network VPs for Campus Events for more information
7:00 pm Spring Theater Production
Saturday, May 23, 2020
1:15 – 3:45 pm Music and Dance Performances
4:00 pm Spring Theater Production
5:30 – 6:30 pm Senior Parent Donors Reception
7:00 pm Class Dinner Dance
For the seniors and all guests
9:30 pm Senior Class Meeting with Head of School
Required for all seniors
Sunday, May 24, 2020
9:00 am Continental Breakfast
10:00 am Class of 2020 Commencement Exercises:
11:45 am Buffet Luncheon and Farewell Reception


We are pleased to welcome Hannah Pittard ’97 as our 2020 Commencement speaker. Hannah is the author of four novels, including Listen to Me (a New York Times Editors’ Choice) and Visible Empire (a New York Times “New & Noteworthy” selection). She is winner of the 2006 Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a graduate of the University of Virginia, the University of Chicago, and Deerfield Academy. She currently directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky, where she is a full professor in the Department of English. For more information, visit Hannah’s site: