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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. Any update about weather will be provided by 2pm on Thursday, June 23rd. 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:

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


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.


Graduation Tickets:  

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


*** Handicapped Seating:   

There will be no exceptions after this date. 



Entrance to Graduation to Academy Field:


 Prohibited Items: 


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:

There is no parking on South Street on Thursday, June 23rd.



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


Inclement Weather Scenarios:

Any update about weather will be provided by 2pm on Thursday, June 23rd.

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                 Susan Valentino

Co-Principal                    Acting 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: 2022-06-22 09:39:59 AM


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