Graduation Information

Class of 2020 decal

Daniel Hand High School

Commencement Ceremony


Graduation Ceremony Information

Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:00 p.m.
DHHS Parking Lot

Each graduate’s family will be allowed one vehicle to participate in the ceremony, only these vehicles will be allowed on campus.

Livestream Link

In order to assist with viewing the ceremony a livestream link has been provided for access to all community members. In order to view online click this link:

Graduation Livestream

Daniel Hand High School Madison, Connecticut

After a great deal of consultation with our local public health experts we are very proud to share our plans for the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2020 with the Madison community.


Graduation will take place, in-person on June 18, 2020. Based on the guidelines provided to us from the CT Department of Education the graduation ceremony will take place in the Daniel Hand High School parking lot. Students/families will sit in their vehicle, but the ceremony, for the most part, will be very similar to the ceremony at the Town Green. Live speeches will be given by four students and the principal. The event will be livestreamed, broadcast on an FM radio station, and will be projected on-site on a large LED screen. Again, each graduate’s family will be allowed one vehicle to participate in the ceremony and only those vehicles will be allowed on campus. Due to the size of the parking lot, only vehicles that seat 7 or fewer will be allowed to participate.

Input from the students of the Class of 2020 indicated that students should be recognized as one group, not spread out over multiple ceremonies, and that an appropriate process be identified so that students can wear their cap and gown and walk across the stage. We are proud to share that we have been able to accommodate these student requests.

For community members interested in this event there will be three opportunities provided:

  • Recessional Parade
  • Livestream Viewing
  • Recording to be made available after the ceremony

Recessional Parade

In order for our community members to fully support and celebrate our Class of 2020 graduates, at the conclusion of the ceremony, all graduates will be led in a recessional parade by the Madison Police Department. It is anticipated that the parade will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. The parade route will pass by Jeffrey School and Bauer Park which will allow for community members to sit alongside the road and safely socially distance themselves as our graduates take their final bow. The recessional parade is detailed below.

  • Exiting from DHHS parking lot taking a right on Green Hill Road at approximately 7:30 p.m.
  • Right onto Copse Road driving past Jeffrey School and Bauer Park
  • Left onto Fort Path Road
  • Left onto Meeting House Lane
  • The parade will conclude at the Green