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Commencement
+ Senior Information

Welcome, Class of 2022!

On this page, you’ll find helpful information for seniors and their families. Throughout the year, we’ll update this page with details and schedules pertaining to all things Class of 2022.

  • Senior portraits due October 29

    Hello Parents and Class of 2022!

    We hope you are having a great start to the summer and resting up for your final school year at the Williston Northampton School. The Log Yearbook is proud to play a part in preserving your senior/post-graduate year. In order to do that, we need two very important photos from you this upcoming fall …

    By Friday, October 29 you will need to submit a jpeg version of your favorite baby photo (birth to 5 years old) and a professional senior portrait to thelog@williston.com. Specifications for senior portraits are as follows:

    Option 1: Book a professional photographer of your choice this summer

    Requirements for formal portraits:

    • Professional yearbook head shot/waist-up photo (no do-it-yourself, passport photos, etc.)
    • Head should be facing forward and straight on (no profile angles)
    • Background must be either solid, neutral or non-distracting
    • Color Photo, no black and white
    • No props or accessories in the photo (sports equipment, pets, boats, bouquets, etc.)
    • No hands/arms (head propped on folded hands, etc.)
    • Be in Williston dress code (button-up, polo, turtleneck, sweater, blouse, dress)
    • 300 dpi resolution or larger, 2.5 x 3.5 proportion
    • Vertical orientation
    • JPEG files only

    *We reserve the right to request a new photo from you if your submission does not adhere to the guidelines

    Option 2: On Campus Photographer (Offered Fall 2021)

    April Eve Images is excited to partner with the Williston Northampton School again this year to provide full and mini session senior portraits for the Class of 2022.

    For the 15 minute mini sessions, each interested senior will be photographed on-campus. Seniors will then have several photograph options from which to choose. There is no obligation to purchase prints (although the option is available), and the nominal sitting fee ($45) includes the image provided to the yearbook. Seven to ten days after the session, parents and students will be able to view the images in their own private web gallery. From there, they can select an image to be printed in the formal section of the yearbook and also have the opportunity to order prints.

    To book your session, please click on the corresponding link below for your selected date. *We will remind you of these days later this summer if you’d like to wait to book.

    Friday September 24:  https://bit.ly/WNS-09-24-21

    Sunday September 26:  https://bit.ly/WNS-09-26-21

    Friday October 1:  https://bit.ly/WNS-10-01-21

    Sunday October 3:  https://bit.ly/WNS-10-03-21

    *Please note that students will not be excused from regular academic or sports commitments for their senior photo session.

     For examples of April’s work or to book a private session this summer visit: April Eve Images

    For more questions, The Log yearbook advisors Wendy Staples or Edward Hing can be reached at thelog@williston.com


Commencement 2022

Commencement 2022 will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. More information will be available as it draws closer.

  • Guests + Seating

    Guest and seating information will be available during the school year.

  • Photography + Video

    We ask that all guests remain seated during the ceremony. Please know that Williston will have a photographer at the event, and will share photos of students during the week that follows graduation. We will also be livestreaming the ceremony for those who cannot attend, and will also make this video available after Commencement.


Senior Week

Before they cross the stage at Commencement, there are many ways left to honor the accomplishments of the class of 2022. Information about these events will be posted here as it becomes available.

 

  • Senior Gala

  • Senior College T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Day

  • Academic Awards Assembly

  • Senior Day

  • Senior Brunch and Senior Night


Visiting Campus + Accommodations

If you plan to stay overnight in a nearby hotel, we suggest that you make your reservations as soon as possible (you can find a list of hotels and other visit planning information on our Visitor Information page). The Five College area is a busy one in May, with many other events happening at that time, and space is limited.

Please be mindful of Massachusetts’ travel requirements and restrictions, including the requirement to fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form.

Student dress code

For those interested in planning ahead, the student dress code for Commencement is as follows: white or off-white dresses or pantsuits and appropriate shoes; dark-colored suits, or dress slacks and sports jackets, white shirts; ties, socks, and dress shoes (no sneakers). Student attire should not be revealing and should feel proper for this formal academic occasion. Seniors will be asked to arrive at the Homestead by 8:45 a.m. to prepare for the ceremony.


Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact David Koritkoski, Associate Dean of Students and Coordinator of Senior Events.

Campus Store

The Williston Campus Store hours on the day of Commencement will be posted here.