Westover's 115th
Commencement Weekend
Celebrating the Class of 2024

  • How many guests can be invited? 
    • All are welcome at Orchard, Orchard performances, and Graduation. Senior Lumina, held before the graduation ceremony, is limited to two guests per Senior. Lumina will be live broadcast via YouTube and shown in the Student Commons 
  • Do I have to RSVP? 
    • YES! In order to account for correct seating and food availability, we request that ALL guests RSVP using the link above.
  • Can we smoke cigars, have a champagne toast, or light fireworks after graduation in celebration? 
    • This is a celebratory time for us all and we are delighted to share this joyous occasion. With that in mind, we appreciate your cooperation with the School's policy prohibiting smoking of any kind on campus and the serving of alcoholic beverages at school events where students are present, whether on or off campus. Please do not bring champagne or other alcoholic beverages nor cigars, e-cigarettes, vaping devices, or other tobacco-related products to any graduation event.
  • What is the dress code for Commencement Events? 
    • Community members, adults, faculty, and staff are encouraged to dress in business casual attire. Underclassmen wear their Unis. Seniors wear semi-formal or cultural attire for Orchard and white semi-formal attire for graduation
  • Where do I park? 
    • Parking areas are marked on the interactive map. Once you arrive on campus, signage will be available to help you find a convenient location to park. 
  • Will I be able to take photos? 
    • Absolutely! Please note that we will have professional photographers documenting the events, as well as several cameras/attendants running the live video broadcast. 
  • Where can I obtain additional assistance for accessibility needs?
    • Once on campus, our parking helpers will direct you to the best location for your needs, where regular golf cart shuttles will run between parking areas and the events
  • Are there any suggestions for hotels, restaurants, etc near the school?
    • Yes! We have a "Westover Local Map" of recommendations from the Westover faculty. You can visit the map here
  • What happens after Graduation? 
    • After Graduation ends, you and your party are invited to lunch with the students, faculty, and staff in the Dining Hall (9th,10th, and 11th grades and their families) or under the tent (graduates and their families)
    • Before leaving campus for summer break, all boarders must check out with their dorm faculty in person to check out 
    • Day Students should make sure to sign out of campus via REACH before departing
  • Where can I find more information?
Parking and Event Map

Move Out Information for Boarding Students

As you are planning to move out your boarders on June 1 following the Graduation Ceremony, please keep in mind the following information: 

- Westover Way and South Street spots along the wall will be closed to all vehicles until 1 pm on June 1. At 1 pm after the Graduation Ceremony ends, Westover Way and South Street spots will open for temporary move-out parking only. 

- If you are loading you vehicle on Westover Way, please pull all the way up to the designated spot where directed. One driver must stay with the vehicle at all times. Adults and student leaders will be available to assist with the moving of belongings to speed up the process. 

- Temporary parking will also be available on South Street for students living in the west part of the dormitory. One driver must stay with the vehicle at all times on South Street as well. 

- In order to ensure a smooth move-out for all of our students, it is imperative that before pulling into a temporary parking spot, the boarding student be completely packed and items are ready to be loaded into the vehicle. Vehicles that are not being actively loaded may be asked to relocate until the student is ready. 

- Before departing campus with your student, please make sure they have checked out with a member of the Residential Life staff. 

- If your student will be traveling on their own at the conclusion of the school year via Westover-coordinated transportation or another host pick-up, they will be picked up in Chapel Circle and should be prepared with all of their items to load into the vehicle at their designated pick-up time. 

- All students must check out in person with a member of the Residential Life staff prior to departing campus. 

About Dr. Tycie Coppett, 2024 Commencement Speaker

Westover School is pleased to announce Tycie Coppett as the 2024 Commencement Speaker. Dr. Coppett currently serves as the Dean of Silliman College and lecturer at Yale University. As the Chief Academic Officer of Silliman College, she has academic oversight of over 500 undergraduate students. She is a double alumna from the University of Georgia with an undergraduate degree in Speech Communications and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Workforce Education.

Before joining Yale University, Dr. Coppett worked at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she served as the Director for Master’s Studies and the First-Year Proctor for Harvard College. Dr. Coppett’s academic accomplishments are matched by her collegiate athletic career. While at the University of Georgia, Dr. Coppett was a long and triple jumper and ran on the University of Georgia’s first women’s track and field team to win the Southeastern Conference Championships. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Coppett to Westover to share her bright light with the Class of 2024.


Livestream Links

Orchard Ceremony Live Broadcast

Graduation Lumina Live Broadcast

115th Graduation Ceremony Live Broadcast

The Graduation Ceremony will be Live Broadcast Via YouTube. For families that are unable to access the broadcast due to geographic restrictions, the video from the broadcast will be presented in a Zoom webinar available here