Several special events will mark the last week of school for
the Canterbury Class of 2018
Monday, May 219:55 AM - Spring Athletic Awards during School Meeting
10:15 AM - Sixth Form Commencement Rehearsal
6:30 PM - Sixth Form Dinner for graduates and faculty
Tuesday, May 229:30 AM - Senior Seminars
4:30 PM - Prom (send-off reception) at Athletic Center
Wednesday, May 231:30 PM - Sixth Form Project Presentations at Steele Lecture Room
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Spring Celebration
Thursday, May 2410:00 AM - Senior Seminars
4:00 PM - Sixth Form Prize Assembly at Maguire Auditorium
5:30 PM - Reception & Dinner at Steele Dining Hall
8:00 PM - Sixth Form Outing
Friday, May 25 - Commencement Day8:30 AM - All-Class Photo at Sheehan House (Students Only)*
9:30 AM - Academic Procession
9:45 AM - Baccalaureate Mass
11:00 AM - Commencement
12:00 PM - Commencement Luncheon
BOLD - events parents can RSVP for
[*] - when students will receive flowers and neckties
- What do students need to wear on Commencement Day?
- Can seats at Commencement be reserved?
- Can I get extra tickets for Mass or Commencement?
- Can anyone go to the Baccalaureate Mass?
- Where do I park on Commencement Day?
- Where do students need to be the morning of Commencement Day?
- Will I have to purchase anything for Commencement?
- Where can I order personalized announcements for Commencement Day?
- Where does my child get the flowers for Commencement?
- Some students have blue ribbons on their flowers. What do the blue ribbons represent?
- Major Commencement Awards
- If I have a question regarding Commencement, who can I contact?
Boys' Commencement Attire
All boys must wear a navy blue blazer with boutonnieres, khaki dress trousers, solid white shirt, appropriate footwear and the Canterbury necktie. Boys must be clean shaven.
Neckties ($40) | Boutonnieres ($12)
The charge for the boutonnieres and neckties will be deducted from student's debit accounts in March prior to Commencement. Boys will receive boutonnieres and neckties the morning of Commencement Day at Sheehan House.
Girls' Commencement Attire
All girls must wear a solid white or off-white dress with appropriate footwear. Please no flip flops.
Long Stemmed Roses ($26)
The charge for the flowers will be deducted from student's debit accounts in March prior to Commencement. Girls will receive the long stemmed roses the morning of the Commencement at Sheehan House.
Tickets are NOT necessary for the Commencement Exercises or the Baccalaureate Mass. However, the Chapel has limited seating and can only accommodate two guests per graduating student. We ask all guests to be considerate and honor the two seat limit in the Chapel so all graduates can be represented during the Mass.
All students should be at Sheehan House at 8:30 AM. Here, boys receive Canterbury neckties and boutonnieres, and girls receive long stemmed roses. An all-class photo is then taken on the Sheehan House Terrace. See complete schedule below:
All-Class Photo at Sheehan House - 8:30 AM
Academic Procession - 9:30 AM
Baccalaureate Mass in Chapel - 9:45 AM
Commencement on Duffy Lawn - 11 AM
Commencement Luncheon in Steele Dining Hall - Noon
Click here for a campus map with Commencement Day parking locations.
All boys must wear a Canterbury necktie ($40) and boutonnieres ($12). The charge for the boutonnieres and neckties will be deducted from student's debit accounts in March prior to the Commencement. Boys will receive boutonnieres and neckties the morning of Commencement Day at Sheehan House.
All girls must carry long stemmed roses ($26). The charge for the flowers will be deducted from student's debit accounts in March prior to the Commencement. Girls will receive the long stemmed roses the morning of Commencement Day at Sheehan House.
Robert M. Steele '72 Scholar-Athlete Award, Boys
In memory of Robert M. Steele, a model scholar-athlete.
For academic and athletic achievement.
The Charles R. Huntington Scholar-Athlete Award, Girls
In memory of Charles R. Huntington - teacher, coach and Athletic Director from 1969-1999. For academic and athletic achievement.
In memory of Mrs. Burke who served the School from 1964 to 1995 in the roles of faculty spouse, parent, hostess, and school nurse. Given to a Sixth Former whose time at Canterbury has been marked by a cheerful determination to serve God and others.
Presented to that Sixth Form student who serves Canterbury quietly, but thoroughly.
The Class of 1987 Citizenship Award
Awarded by this class to a Sixth Former who in the judgment of classmates has best fulfilled obligations to school, to fellow students, and to self.
The Philip H. Brodie Award
For exceptional achievement and all-around service to the school.
The Dr. Nelson Hume Award
Awarded to the Sixth Former whose leadership, character, and achievements have been of the highest order, and whose performance embodies the ideals of the founding Headmaster.
If you have a question before Commencement, please call
860-210-3854 or email Kim Krinsky.
Victoria began her professional career in advertising and worked for over a decade before leaving the corporate world when she was cast in the 2001 national tour of The Music Man Broadway revival. Victoria has performed at many Off Off Broadway theatres in NYC and across the country, both on national tours and at regional theatres. She also spent six seasons on television playing various roles on Nurse Jackie. She is often found in sound booths voicing everything from commercials to e-learning and corporate videos.
Victoria graduated from Canterbury in 1981 and went on to earn a BS in Psychology from Georgetown University and an MA in marketing and communications from Emerson College. She is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She is actively involved in both Georgetown’s and Emerson's career mentoring programs and serves as Executive Committee Vice President of Canterbury’s Society of Alumni (SOA). Victoria lives in NYC with her husband, Jeff.
Victoria will address the 98 members of the Canterbury Class of 2018.
Chairman of the Board
Bob Steers is Chairman of Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc. Established in 1986, the firm specializes exclusively in the management of real estate securities portfolios on behalf of institutional investors as well as investment companies. Bob graduated from Canterbury School in 1971 and holds a BS degree from Georgetown University and an MBA degree from George Washington University. He and his wife Lauren live in Rye, New York and have four children.
Bob will present the diplomas to each graduate