Commencement 2020

General Information

We are pleased to announce New Hampton School's 199th Commencement and hope you can join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 on May 23rd. We hope you will find here all the information you require to make this special day successful but if we can be of further assistance please let us know!

Location/Time: May 23rd, 2020 ~ 9:45am ~ Meservey Lawn

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather, the Commencement ceremony will be held in the Field House. There is no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite whether the ceremony is inside or outside. Tickets are not required.

Livestream: Do you have a family member who will be unable to attend graduation? Senior Awards, Baccalaureate, and Commencement will be broadcast live free of charge via the internet from on NHS Live.

Friday, May 22nd

 4:45pm | Senior Brick Dedication, Senior Sitting Area

 5:00pm | Senior Awards Ceremony, Field House

 6:00pm | Senior Dinner, Memorial Dining Hall REGISTER

 7:00pm | Baccalaureate Ceremony, McEvoy Theatre

Saturday, May 23rd

  9:45am | Commencement, Meservey Lawn (Rain location: Field House)

12:00pm | Light Buffet Lunch Offered, Memorial Dining Hall


We will photograph the Senior Awards, Baccalaureate, and Commencement and photos will be available to download through the New Hampton School Flickr page. Watch for details in the weekly parent e-newsletter following graduation.

2020 Guest Speaker

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  • Daniel R. Coats

    New Hampton School is thrilled to welcome Dan Coats as our 199th Commencement speaker. In addition to being a longtime public servant, Coats is the proud grandfather of two New Hampton School students, Jack '20 and Anna '23.

    Over his professional career, Dan Coats has held office in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, served as ambassador to Germany, and as the U.S. director of national intelligence. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Following his military service, Coats attended the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he received his law degree in 1972 and served as associate editor of the Indiana Law Review. In 1989, he began his first term in the Senate, where he served for ten years, earning distinction on the Senate Armed Services Committee and Select Committee on Intelligence for his work to strengthen national defense and security.

    Senator Coats has served as president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and on the boards of many civic and volunteer organizations, such as the Center for Jewish and Christian Values, which he co-chaired with former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman. Senator Coats returned to the U.S. Senate in January 2011 to focus on reducing the national debt, promoting pro-growth economic policies to put Americans back to work, and addressing terrorist threats.

    He served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Finance, Appropriations, and Joint Economic committees. He did not seek reelection in 2016 and retired from the Senate in January 2017. In 2017, Coats was sworn in as the United States' fifth director of national intelligence. He led the U.S. intelligence community and served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Donald Trump. He departed from the position in August of this year, joining the Washington law firm of King & Spalding as a Senior Advisor.


Please contact Stacey Wills, Executive Assistant to the Head of School at or 603-677-3425.
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