Please join us at Maine Central Institute as we celebrate our 2022 Commencement. Included with this letter is the schedule of events during which we honor the years of hard work by our seniors as well as recognize those who have supported them along the way.
Senior marching practice will be conducted Wednesday, June 1, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Thursday, June 2, from 8:30-10:00 a.m.; and Friday, June 3, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. (if needed). These practices are mandatory for all seniors; students failing to attend them jeopardize their eligibility to participate in Commencement. Also, please remind your senior to wear the same shoes that they will be wearing at Commencement for marching practices.
Please reinforce with your senior that iPads and accessories, books and all other school property must be returned and all seniors must complete an exit interview with their academic counselor no later than Tuesday, May 31. We cannot issue caps and gowns until these requirements are met. Your help is greatly appreciated.
The Senior Class Will, presentation of achievement certificates, and MCI Alumni Association ceremony will take place at the last senior school meeting on Wednesday, May 25 (7:45 a.m. in Parks Gymnasium), which parents are welcome to attend.
On Thursday, June 2, the seniors will travel to Lake George State Park in Canaan for lunch and activities. School transportation is provided by MCI and required of those attending (i.e. students must ride the bus). Students will return by 3:00 p.m. The school provides this activity especially for the senior class, and it is mandatory for all seniors.
Senior Chapel will be held on Friday, June 3, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Wright Gymnasium. The senior class slideshow and scholarships will be presented, as well as the faculty fellowships. Appropriate attire is required by all seniors at Senior Chapel and Commencement: school-issued cap and gown, dress pants, button-up shirt, necktie, and dress shoes OR a dress or skirt and blouse, and dress shoes or sandals. Sneakers, flip-flops, and crocs are not allowed.
Commencement will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 5, on the Boutelle Savage Lawn (Wright Gymnasium if there is inclement weather) preceded by the graduation brunch from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the dining hall. The brunch is available to all seniors and their families.
Commencement tickets will be distributed to seniors at marching practice. Each senior will receive six tickets, which will be grouped together. Commencement is planned to take place on the front lawn and space is available for additional guests (individuals are welcome to bring their own chairs). weather, it will take place in Wright Gymnasium with unreserved seating available in the bleachers.
If you have questions regarding any aspect of the graduation activities, feel free to contact Kelly Smith at your earliest convenience at 207-487-3593. We look forward to a safe and successful graduation week!
Head of School