End of Year Schedule

(Revised 5/16/19)

Gould Commencement

Sunday, May 19

6:00 pm
Spring Fling Reception, Dinner, & Dance
The dance will run from approximately 8 to 10:30 pm. Ordway Hall

10:30 pm
In Dorms immediately following the dance

Monday, May 20

8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Seniors pick up Cap and Gown, Head of School’s Office

10:00 to 11:30 am – Brunch

11:40 to 12:00 pm
Residential Rumble Assembly. Bingham Auditorium

12:15 to 1:45 pm – DOT 2 (Senior Exams)

1:55 to 3:25 pm – DOT 3 (Senior Exams)

polar bears

Tuesday, May 22

8:00 to 9:30 am – DOT 4 (Senior Exams)

9:35 to 10:05 am
Polar Bear Assembly. Bingham Auditorium

10:15 to 11:45 am – DOT 5 (Senior Exams)

12:30 to 1:30 pm – Office Hours

1:30 to 3:00 pm – DOT 6 (Senior Exams)

No formal dinner (Advisory Gatherings)

Students at Assembly

Wednesday, May 22

8:00 to 9:30 am – DOT 7 (Senior Exams)

9:35 to 10:20 am
Morning Assembly featuring Four- and Five-Year Seniors
Families are invited to this celebration. Bingham Auditorium

10:30 to 12:00 pm – DOT 1 (Senior Exams)

1:00 pm
Sports Awards followed by Baccalaureate Marching Practice.
Bingham Auditorium

7:00 to 9:00 pm
Science Symposium. Bingham Auditorium and Gymnasium

Thursday, May 23 – Senior Day

8:00 to 9:30 – DOT 2 for NON-seniors

9:35 to 10:05 am
Baby Photo Assembly
Always a tearjerker for students, parents, and faculty alike!
Bingham Auditorium

10:15 to 11:15 am
Senior Laptop Return – Students will receive more information on the exact timing of when they return their laptops and how they need to prepare them for return. McLaughlin Science Center 2nd Floor

10:15 to 11:45 am – DOT 3 for NON-seniors

11:30 to 12:30 pm – Lunch

12:00 pm
Commencement Marching Practice

12:30 to 2:00 pm – DOT 4

2:10 to 3:40 pm – DOT 5

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Senior Canoe Float and Senior Gala

Baccalaureate Reception

Friday, May 24*


Click here for a detailed end-of-year schedule for nonseniors

4:00 pm
Senior Line Up for Baccalaureate, formal dress. Hanscom Hall Steps

4:30 to 5:30 pm – Baccalaureate

This intimate ceremony is open only to students, family, and faculty. It features a student and faculty speaker chosen by the senior class and a musical performance. Business-casual dress recommended.
Bingham Auditorium

Livestream Baccalaureate

5:30 to 6:00 pm
Baccalaureate Reception
Seniors, their families, faculty, and guests are invited to a reception honoring their achievements.
Tent outside Ordway Hall

6:00 to 7:30 pm
Baccalaureate Dinner for seniors and their families
Clough Dining Room, Ordway Hall

7:30 to 9:00 pm – Commencement Concert

This concert is a highlight of the year, featuring an array of musical performances. It is open to all students, family, and guests and not to be missed. Students should arrive in classroom dress.
Bingham Auditorium

Livestream the Commencement Concert

9:00 pm – Senior Outing

*Schedule for Non-Seniors

DOT 6 – 8 to 9:30 am
DOT 7 – 10:15 to 11:45 am
DOT 1  – 12:30 to 2 pm
IN DORMS immediately following the Concert for Non-Seniors

Commencement Concert

Commencement Marching past Bingham Auditorium

Saturday, May 25

7:00 to 8:00 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Senior Line Up for Commencement, wearing Caps and Gowns.
Hanscom Hall Steps

10:30 am – Commencement

Commencement will take place, rain or shine. Faculty and seniors will march, led by a bagpiper, from Hanscom Hall to the tent. Along with the awarding of diplomas, the ceremony features remarks by an elected student speaker, a valedictory speech, and a guest commencement address. Tent outside Ordway Hall

Seating is plentiful, and tickets are not required to attend Commencement. We ask that families not reserve seats by leaving items on chairs if a family member is not present. If handicapped accessibility is required, please contact Destiny McClure at mcclured@gouldacadmy.org or 207-824-7703 in advance. Alumni Field

Livestream Commencement here!

12:00 pm – Luncheon
Open to all students, families, and guests. Ordway Hall

Please note that School transportation will depart for the Portland Jetport & Concord Trailways Station at approximately 1:00 pm. We ask that seniors be moved out of the dorms by 2:00 pm.

Once seniors have left campus, they may not return until exams for non-seniors are completed (June 1).

Caps and Mortarboards take flight at Gould Commencement


Contact Destiny McClure | 207-824-7703