Important NFA info and a new parade

Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, June 11, 2020 – 4 pm at Dodd Stadium


•Parking is limited, and therefore a parking ticket is required for entry. Please hang it on your rearview mirror. Cars without a parking ticket will not be allowed entry.

•Parking will begin no later than 3 pm, and cars will be parked in order of arrival. You will not have a choice of your parking location. The ceremony begins at 4 pm.

•No motorcycles, limousines, busses or oversized vehicles allowed. Pick-up trucks are welcome, but only if all attendees remain in the cab. Convertibles must have the top up and any Jeep must have the top on.

•There will not be trash cans on site. Please carry out what you carry in.

•Attendees must remain in the vehicle at all times. Windows should remain closed.

•You will hear the event on your car radio. The frequency will be provided upon arrival.

•Class of 2020 members should be sitting in the front seat of the passenger side.

•After the event, please follow instructions for an efficient and orderly departure.

Requests for special accommodations should be made to Wayne Sheehan, director of campus safety, via email at Requests for assistance are not guaranteed approval.

Caravan of Cars and New Parade Added
As previously discussed, all cars will participate in a caravan through the business park, concluding at the light near Charter Oak Credit Union. Supporters of the class are welcome along the business park route for this event and should follow social distancing guidelines.

The Norwich Police Department has devised an additional parade to celebrate and honor the Class of 2020, and we extend our thanks to Chief Daley and his team for making this extra parade possible.

NPD will lead this additional parade from Kelly Middle School to the NFA campus.

The parade will start from Kelly at 6:30 pm. Any car wishing to participate must retain its Dodd Stadium parking ticket. Only cars with that ticket will be allowed into the procession. Participating cars should be at Kelly no later than 6:15 pm.

The parade will leave Kelly and process to NFA, even going onto campus for one last official moment. This will be a fitting end to a truly celebratory day for the Class of 2020. Click here for the parade route.

On-campus photo sign up

Please click here to learn more about our on-campus photo opportunity. This is also the time to pick up diplomas and other materials, including some surprises!