Graduation Information

Class of 2022, graduation mortar board

Daniel Hand High School

Commencement Ceremony


Graduation Ceremony Information

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Madison Town Green

Graduation will take place on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the First Congregational Church. Each student will receive six (6) tickets for seating. These tickets will ensure you have a seat in the gated area. Reserving seats during the afternoon of June 14 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. 

Our goal for this special evening is to present our graduates to the Madison community in a ceremony that is both festive and dignified. The expected dress for students participating in this special event includes collared shirts, ties, long pants, dresses, skirts and blouses, or a pants outfit, and appropriate footwear. Students may decorate their mortarboards, but must refrain from vulgar or offensive expressions and from articles that protrude from the surface of the mortarboard. Students’ gowns may not be decorated in any way. Students who do not comply with our guidelines may be prohibited from participating in the ceremony.

Toys, noisemakers, silly string (extremely flammable), cigars, and other articles/items, which detract from the ceremony, are prohibited. I ask your assistance in assuring compliance with these guidelines so that the ceremony is enjoyable and memorable for everyone.


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. See below for the link to the livestream and feel free to share this link with family and friends. 

Watch Graduation


Steady Photography 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. You will be notified by email approximately one week after the ceremony with the unique login information for your graduate. For your information, as a gift from the Class of 2022, all graduates will be receiving a 5 x 7 photograph from the graduation ceremony.

Nite in Hand

Nite-In-Hand is organized and run by a dedicated group of parent/guardian volunteers. The start time is 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. This is a community-sponsored party for the graduates. Only those members of the Class of 2022 who graduate may attend.

Daniel Hand High School Madison, Connecticut

Inclement Weather

In the unfortunate event of thunderstorms, graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. If the weather forecast predicts thunderstorms during the evening on June 14 and during the day on June 15, graduation may take place earlier in the afternoon on Tuesday, June 14. In either case, parents/guardians will be notified by an E-Notify message and an additional notification will be posted on the DHHS website at