“I love what I do because having someone allow you to bear witness to the struggles, triumph, or sadness that they are dealing with is such an honor and I am so appreciative of when people have the courage to share what they are going through with me,” said Eva Ostrowky, The Hun School’s new director of Counseling and Wellness.
The Hun School of Princeton celebrated its 106th Commencement on Saturday, July 25th. The ceremony was most unusual, not only because it was one of the few in-person ceremonies held in New Jersey following the State’s relaxation of rules for outdoor gatherings, but also for its place in history.
We would like for every member of the Hun School of Princeton community to feel as if ‘Cultural Competency’ is relevant and relatable to their experience at Hun.
“After I got my acceptance letter to the University of Chicago, there was an opportunity to nominate someone for the Outstanding Educator award,” Kevin said. “Without hesitation, I nominated Mr. Murray because he goes beyond every day teaching and he left an impression on me that will last a lifetime. He worked tirelessly to support me and he is someone who I fully trust.”
Visit the Commencement Program page, where you can find a livestream of the event.
We anticipate each graduate will be able to bring two guests from their immediate family. The rain date will be Sunday, July 26th. In order to meet the safety guidelines, for the first time in The Hun School’s history, we will hold our ceremony on the Natale Family Field followed by a special recessional up through campus to The Mall where faculty can offer best wishes through the traditional horseshoe farewell along with family photo opportunities behind Russell Hall. While we know some of the Class of 2020 will be unable to participate because of travel restrictions, it is important to note we will celebrate all members of the class that day and livestream the entire ceremony for those unable to be present in person.
Students and their family members will process onto the field and be seated together as a unit, separated by six feet from their fellow graduates and their families. Graduates will have the opportunity to walk campus following the ceremony for pictures and socially distant greetings.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
In accordance with state guidelines, the following safety measures will be in place during the event:
- According to state guidelines and in the best interests of our families, masks will be required, except for anyone with difficulty breathing or under the age of two.
- Individuals who are ill may not attend.
- The ceremony will be held outdoors.
- Attendees will remain six feet apart at all times.
- Access to campus buildings will be limited to restroom use only.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
The ceremony will be livestreamed, recorded, and professionally photographed. The post event video will also include images of any graduates unable to attend. Instructions regarding how to access the broadcast will be emailed one week prior to the ceremonies; photo galleries and the commemorative video will be made available the week following the ceremonies.
CAP GOWN AND DRESS
It is tradition for Hun School graduates to wear semi-formal attire beneath a red graduation cap and gown at Commencement. Given the potential for high temperatures in July, we will relax our traditional dress code this year, but ask that Seniors refrain from wearing athletic gear, sneakers, flip flops, or denim.
A Zoom link will be emailed to all current parents.
A Zoom link will be emailed to all parents.
A Zoom link will be emailed to all Boarding Parents.
Parents will need to login to the Parent Portal to access Magnus Health records. This information must be accurate and on file prior to the start of pre-season athletics. July 15th is the deadline for most required state and school health forms. For more information, please contact Diane Applegate.
Resident faculty and their families will quarantine on campus before students arrive.
International boarding students and domestic boarding students from states with heightened spread (as defined by the State of New Jersey) will return to campus for a 14-day quarantine period.
Domestic boarding students from states not considered to have a heightened spread of COVID-19 (as defined by the State of New Jersey) return to campus to begin their 7-day quarantine period.
Day students and faculty should begin to quarantine at home.
The Hun Middle School Class of 2020 will participate in graduation exercises on The Mall. More information will be sent as the date approaches.
Students on the Middle School Red Team and their parents should plan to attend the orientation in The Hun Middle School. Students will find out which team they belong to on Aug. 1st.
Students on the Middle School Black Team and their parents should plan to attend the orientation. Students will find out which team they are on by Aug. 1st.
New Upper School parents are invited to join a virtual new parent orientation via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all new parents.