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Newburgh Free Academy Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony Information

June 2022

Dear NFA Students and Families,

The Newburgh Free Academy Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Academy Field at 5:30 PM on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  The rain date is Friday, June 24th at 5:30 PM.  In the event of inclement weather on Friday the ceremony will be held in the NFA Auditorium. More information can be found below. To ensure this graduation ceremony is a momentous occasion, it is important for everyone to adhere to the following procedures:


Week of June 6:

Seniors should turn in all text books to classroom teachers.  Library books should be returned to the library. Students should check with the librarian at each campus to see if you have any outstanding book fines.  All charges and fines must be paid in full by June 14thCaps and gowns and tickets will not be issued until all fines are paid in full.  


High School Senior Device Collection:

Device collection will occur at all three campuses. Students should return chromebooks, chargers, hot spots and any other device that has been signed out when they are no longer being used. Please remind students of the collection dates and times to support the Technology Department. Please see below for the collection schedule for each campus. 

NFA Main:

Seniors only return devices to the Eagle’s Nest


NFA North:

Seniors only return devices to Mrs. Holmes in the Library 


NFA West:

Seniors only return devices to Ms. Merrill in her office

Wednesday, June 22nd:  Senior Picnic and  Cap and Gown Distribution:

Cap and Gown Distribution:

Seniors may pick up their cap and gown on Wednesday, June 22nd in the NFA Main Campus Girls Gym as follows. Students must have their ID.

Students with the last names:




Cap Decoration:  

Graduates will be allowed to decorate their caps for the Class of 2022 NFA Graduation Ceremony. Click this link for cap decoration details: NFA 2022 Graduation Ceremony - Cap Decorations Details. If guidelines are not followed, students’ caps may be removed prior to the ceremony and students may graduate without a cap.


Senior Picnic:

The Senior Picnic will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd on Academy Field of NFA Main Campus. (Behind visitor’s bleachers)


Graduation Tickets:  

*** When picking up Cap & Gown, Graduates will receive a packet of tickets as follows:


*** Auditorium (live-stream) seating is available for an outside ceremony only: 

Requests for up to two (2) auditorium tickets are available by written request only (email communication/correspondence will NOT be honored or responded to). The ceremony will be televised live in the auditorium.  These tickets are only honored for auditorium access. Auditorium ticket requests must be submitted in writing to Ms. McKnight at NFA Main or Ms. Grieco at NFA North by Thursday, June 16th

Please include the graduate's name, ID number and a home/work/cell number.

There will be no exceptions after this date. 


*** Handicapped Seating:   



There will be no exceptions after this date. 




*** Prohibited Items:

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses or bags larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases,

backpacks, fanny packs, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags or binocular cases. Attendees may

continue to carry approved items without a bag (e.g., binoculars, cameras and smartphones) into the

graduation venues. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, smoking devices, and drug paraphernalia are not allowed on school grounds. Explosive devices or weapons of any kind are not allowed on school grounds.


Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to maintain a safe environment to

celebrate our graduates at their commencement ceremony.


Graduation rehearsal:


Graduation Evening:   

The Academy Field Gates will open at 4:00pm for guests. The Ceremony begins at 5:30PM. Graduates must report to their assigned room location by 4:30pm. Students should enter the main building of NFA Main Campus. All guests should enter with their tickets at the Roe Street entrance of Academy Field. 


Parking:  Parking is available in the following parking lots:



* South Street will be closed between West St. & Fullerton Ave. to vehicular traffic beginning at 2:00pm.


Inclement Weather Scenarios:

Thursday, June 23rd ceremony:

Rain in the morning/Clearing for the evening: 

Rain in the morning/ Rain for the evening:  


Friday, June 24th ceremony:

Rain in the morning/ Clearing for the evening: 

Evening rain: 


Additional Important Information regarding Graduation Day:

Live Streaming:

The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed to the NECSD website, NECSD Communications YouTube Channel, and the NECSD Facebook page. Please visit any of those channels or www.NewburghSchools.org/graduation to view the live event. 


We are looking forward to a wonderful and momentous graduation on Academy Field.


See you on Academy Field! Congratulations Class of 2022!




Matteo Doddo Edgar Glascott, Jr.

Co-Principal Co-Principal

ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!

Date: 2022-06-15 09:03:37 AM


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