Lawrenceville Graduation

Year-End Events

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Fifth Form Dinner

Fifth Form Dinner

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (RESCHEDULED)

6 - 8 p.m.
Abbott Dining Hall

The Fifth Form Dinner is a student-only event hosted by Alumni and Development Office, celebrating the Fifth Form Legacy Gift and honoring the entire Fifth Form.

Fifth Form students only.


Pinning Ceremony

Saturday, May 7, 2022

11 - 11:30 a.m.

The Lawrenceville Alumni Association will welcome its newest members – the Class of 2022 – at the Induction and Pinning Ceremony during Alumni Weekend. The Fifth Form will hear from the Alumni Association Executive Leadership. Fifth Formers will be pinned with a black and red rosette by either an alum or a member of the faculty or staff who was formative in their Lawrenceville experience. The ceremony concludes with the Grand March of Alumni. This event symbolizes the transition for Lawrentians from students to alumni.

Pinning Ceremony




Thursday, May 26, 2022

An evening of dinner and dancing for our Fifth Form students.

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Kirby Arts Center

Parents are invited to photograph their students as they arrive for Prom and to attend a small reception as they depart campus.

A live stream will be available. Click here to view >

6:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Hoboken, NJ

Fifth Form students and their guests only.


Underform Prize Ceremony

Friday, May 27, 2022

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Kirby Arts Center

Lawrenceville’s annual Underform Prize Ceremony honors Second - Fourth Form students for their outstanding scholarship, citizenship, athletics, and community service.

Underform students only. A live stream will be available. Click here to view >

Fifth Form Prize Ceremony


Fifth Form Prize Ceremony and Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 28, 2022
All-School Prize Ceremony

Fifth Form Prize Ceremony
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Kirby Arts Center

The School honors select Fifth Formers for distinguished excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, service, and other areas of School life.

Fifth Form students and up to two guests are welcome. A live stream will be available. Click here to view >


Reverend Morrow at the Baccalaureate Address

5 - 6 p.m.
Edith Memorial Chapel

At Baccalaureate (“crowns with laurels”), Lawrenceville celebrates Fifth Formers for the many ways they have shaped the School community. Traditionally a religious service, there are readings and prayers from various faith traditions. The Head of School addresses the graduating class and The Lawrentians (Lawrenceville's select choir) sings “Omnia Sol” to complete the ceremony.

Fifth Form students only. Families can view a live stream in Kirby Arts Center or online. Click here to view >

Optional Buffet Dinner
6 - 7 p.m.
Abbott Dining Hall

RSVP required; click here to RSVP by May 16 >

Fifth Form students, their guests, and faculty are welcome.


Sunday, May 29, 2022
Graduation Rose

Rose Ceremony
9 - 9:30 a.m.
Kirby Math and Science Center Patio

Immediately prior to Commencement, each member of the graduating class receives a rose from their Fifth Form, Circle, or Crescent Head of House. This is a special moment for faculty and students to show their appreciation for each other before beginning Commencement ceremonies.

Fifth Form students only. Professional photos will be shared.


Commencement Procession

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Bowl

The Lawrenceville School will celebrate the Class of 2022 during its 202nd Commencement. Lawrentians return to the area on campus where most began their Lawrenceville careers - the Bowl - to receive their diplomas from Head of School Steve Murray and congratulations from Jonathan G. Weiss ‘75, president of the School’s Board of Trustees. Two of Lawrenceville’s highest honors are awarded: The Edward Sutliffe Brainard Prize (is given annually by the faculty to the Fifth Form student whom the faculty holds in the highest esteem) and The Trustees’ Cup (awarded annually by the Head of School on behalf of the Board of Trustees to that student who has most influenced the School for good.) Commencement is also the time when students hear from their Class Valedictorian, who addresses the graduates, their families, and friends.

Fifth Form students, their guests (up to 12 guests per student), faculty, staff, and Underformers are welcome. A live stream will also be available in the Kirby Arts Center and online. Click here to view >

Please note that in the event of inclement weather, Underformers should view Commencement via live stream.

Commencement Lunch
12 p.m.
The Grove

Fifth Form students, their guests, and faculty are welcome.


Please note that the plans below are subject to change, particularly as the School’s COVID-19 policies and protocols continue to evolve. Any changes will be highlighted and dated for clarity.

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