Graduation Information

Class of 2021

Daniel Hand High School

Commencement Ceremony


Graduation Ceremony Information

Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 p.m.
Madison Town Green

Graduation will take place on Friday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the First Congregational Church. Each student will receive three (3) tickets for seating. These tickets will ensure you have a seat in the gated area. Reserving seats during the afternoon of June 11 is prohibited. Gates will open at 5:15 p.m. Graduates should report to the Green by 5:15 p.m. Special handicapped seating will be available. Please call Mrs. Marino at (203) 245-6350 to make accommodations in advance.


Video / Livestream

Our TV production students do an outstanding job in recording, editing, and broadcasting the event on local cable television. The event will be livestreamed on the NFHS network and after the conclusion of the event, broadcasted on local Cable TV.

Watch Graduation


In addition, Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch will provide professional photography services for each graduate as they receive a diploma. We have found that providing these services for families allows everyone the opportunity to enjoy the event from the audience and minimizes the need to get to the front, which often blocks the view of others. Register to be notified when event images and proofs are available at Simply click on Find your Event, complete the Search Criteria, and enter your information. Complimentary proof sets will be mailed home within 14 business days. You may place an order or obtain answers to questions at or 1-800-426-9533. For your information, as a gift from the Class of 2021, all graduates will be receiving a 5 x 7 photograph from the graduation ceremony.

Daniel Hand High School Madison, Connecticut

Inclement Weather

In the unfortunate event of thunderstorms, graduation will take place on Saturday, June 12, at 4:00 p.m. If the weather forecast predicts thunderstorms during the evening on June 11 and during the day on June 12, graduation may take place earlier in the afternoon on Friday, June 11. In either case, parents/guardians will be notified by an E-Notify message and an additional notification will be posted on the DHHS website