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Baccalaureate for the Class of 2022


Tuesday, May 31, 2022
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Athletic Field

After returning from a trip filled with hiking, surfing, campfires, and time focused on friends, seniors will come to campus with their parents for Baccalaureate and the Senior Dinner on May 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate is a quiet and reflective moment in the celebratory process. It is a time to honor our seniors, consider the journey they have traveled over these last several years, and offer insights, guidance, and support as they prepare for their next steps. 

This relaxed celebration is always the best time for family photos with grads, and our photographer will be on hand. The ceremony will not be livestreamed or recorded. All photos will be shared with families in the days following our Commencement activities.

5:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony, Prep Memorial Athletic Field 

The Baccalaureate address will be delivered by Srinivas J. Sarma MD MHCM ’89 (Saya ’20, Nayan ’22)  

Celebration Dinner Immediately to Follow 

6:45 p.m. Video Presentation, Norris Auditorium 

7:30 p.m. Grads Depart for Grad Night  

If you have not already RSVP’d for Baccalaureate dinner, please contact as soon as possible with the following information:

  • Graduate's last name
  • Total number of attendees*
  • Number of vegetarian meals
  • Any dietary restrictions

*Each table will seat eight, including the graduate. Families who would like to bring more guests will be split across two tables. 

Attire: Graduates should wear their robes but not their caps to Baccalaureate. As Baccalaureate is on a grass field, pointed heels are not advised. The graduates should bring a change of clothes for Grad Night. 

Baccalaureate Information

Grad Night for Seniors


Tuesday, May 31, 2022
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Disney California Adventure

Immediately following the Senior Video in the Norris Auditorium, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Class of 2022 will be bused to Grad Night at Disney California Adventure. Students will stay at California Adventure until 2:00 a.m. The buses will arrive back to campus at approximately 3:00 a.m. Special thanks to Jennet Chow and Marian Chen for their work on making Grad Night extra special this year. 

Masks are required during the bus ride to and from Disney California. Disney California Adventure strongly recommends that guests be fully vaccinated and strongly recommends face coverings indoors. There is no dress code for Grad Night. 

Attire: Students will change their clothes after Baccalaureate. Extended family will depart with their children’s robes and the seniors will watch the Senior Video before they are bused to their Grad Night celebration.

Commencement of the Class of 2022


Thursday, June 2, 2022
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Commencement is both an acknowledgement and a celebration of all the time, effort, and energy that our Class of 2022 have given of themselves while at Prep. It is a moment where we recognize who the seniors have become over these last four years of high school. We reflect on those who have helped them along the way, and we watch with pride as they walk across the stage beginning on one side of the podium, a student of Flintridge Prep, and crossing to the other side, a graduate. 

Heeding strong recommendations from Pasadena Public Health as well as LACDPH regarding large indoor gatherings, and in light of the fact that this joyful ceremony will include multiple generations of families while cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, medical-grade masks will be required indoors for all participants in our Commencement Ceremony. This is a continuation of a policy already in place on the Prep campus for performances and classroom activities.  

All graduates will be allowed to take off their masks when they receive awards and diplomas, and if they are called to the podium to speak.  

Once again, photographers and videographers will be on hand to capture this celebration, with all photos and video content to be delivered to families in the days following Commencement. The ceremony will not be livestreamed. Students will have an opportunity to take photos with each other and their teachers outdoors before the ceremony, and family photographs are encouraged outside the auditorium at the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony. 

Class of 2022 Schedule for Commencement 

  • Graduates should arrive to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium promptly at 4:00 p.m. wearing their full regalia, including caps and gowns.  

  • During this time, the Class of 2022 will participate in a closed rehearsal, take their class photo, and celebrate with each other and faculty outdoors. Graduates may be in the Gold Room with masks on, but all photos without masks, including photos with faculty, should be taken outside on the terrace on the east side of the auditorium. 

  • Doors will open for family and friends at 5:30 p.m. and guests should be seated before 6:00 p.m. The processional will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  

  • A reception will take place on the plaza outside the auditorium immediately following the ceremony.  

Guests: There is no limit to the number of guests each family can invite to Commencement. 

Senior Attire: Seniors should wear their full regalia (including caps and tassels) to Commencement. Please follow the care instructions provided with your robes. 

Commencement Information

Photos and Video

We will have photographers at our Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies.  Baccalaureate is a wonderful opportunity for photos of graduates with family and friends outdoors on Prep's campus.

A class photo will be taken at Commencement at the Pasadena Civic. A link to photos will be shared with families in the days following these events, and all photos will be free to download. A link to the Senior Video will also be shared. 

The Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and festivities will not be livestreamed or recorded.

If you are interested in a graduate portrait session with Nick Boswell Photography, please visit SignUp Genius to schedule your session directly with Nick Boswell.

Senior Celebration Photos


Password: wolves22

In the pop-up that appears, choose the Gallery Password tab and enter wolves22. You do not need to make an account to view/download these photos - just select the Gallery Password tab.

If you’ll be sharing these images, particularly online or via social media, please credit our photographer, Rebecca Aranda, and tag @flintridgeprep!

California Adventure Image: CrispyCream27, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons