Family Events

Move-in Days

Please join us on move-in days for a chance to connect with other new families, Head of School Dr. John Austin, Deerfield’s Parent Engagement team, and Deerfield Parent Network (DPN) President Brooke Spater P’21, ’23, ’25. Coffee, tea, fruit, and baked goods will be available.

12:30 to 1:30pm / Ninth-grade families

4:00 to 5:00pm / All new 10th, 11th, 12th, and Post-graduate (PG) families

8:30am to 4:00pm / All returning families are welcome—the Lounge is open with coffee, tea, fruit, and cookies.

Relax and Recharge
The Parent Lounge is a place on campus where you can relax, meet fellow parents, have a cup of coffee to-go (or stay!).
All you need
It has an accessible restroom, a hydration station to refill your water bottle, access to a computer, the local newspaper, a place to recharge your phones, and is generally a quite respite for parents.
When is it open?
The Parent Lounge is open to parents throughout the school year

whenever our office is open

(Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm)

and over special weekends (Family Weekends, Choate Day etc.)


Regional Events

During the school year, there are some off-campus gatherings for Deerfield families, alumni, and friends in various regions around the country and world. Please keep an eye out for your invitation, and we hope you join us!

new family welcome gatherings

details to follow

details to follow


Commencement 2023 is on Sunday, May 28, 2023, which is Memorial Day Weekend. Please be advised that the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting their Commencement on the same weekend. We recommend booking your lodging early, as local lodging is limited on this holiday weekend. Check back here for more information on Commencement throughout the academic year.

Contact the Director of Parent Engagement

Julia Flannery, P’21