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Methuen High School Class of 2018 Commencement Information

posted May 11, 2018, 10:36 AM by Richard Barden   [ updated May 16, 2018, 1:01 PM ]

The One Hundred Forty-Seventh Commencement of Methuen High School will be held at Nicholson Stadium on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. In preparation for this special event, we remind all students and guests of the following:


  • Students should park in the Methuen High School student lot and report to the South House entrance at 5:00 p.m.

  • Students will line up in the main hallway on the first floor of North and South House.

  • Guests are invited to park at Tenney Grammar School, Timony Grammar School, or Methuen High School.

  • Accessible parking will be available in the parking lot in front of the old clubhouse at Nicholson Stadium and at the Timony Grammar School.

  • Accessible seating is available at Nicholson Stadium. Please contact Main Office Secretary Ellen Sicard (978-722-6040 ext. 2371) to reserve an accessible seating ticket for a disabled individual and one companion. Tickets must be presented to access the accessible seating area.

  • The Nicholson Stadium parking lot will be reserved for post-ceremony activities (e.g., diploma pick-up, gown return, honor stole return) and therefore will not be available for parking.

  • Pleasant View Street will be designated for one-way traffic as is done for the Methuen 4th of July Celebration. Traffic will flow south from Pleasant Street to East Street.   

  • Nicholson Stadium will open at 4:30 p.m. for guests to enter.

  • Guests do not need tickets to attend the commencement and reserved seating is not available, with the exception of the accessible seating areas.

  • At the end of the ceremony, students will exit the stadium and should head to the stadium parking lot for post-ceremony activities.

  • Please remember to be thoughtful of others. Balloons and signs should not obstruct a guest’s view of the field, and air horns should not be used during the ceremony.   

  • Guests are not permitted on the field before, during, or after the commencement ceremony.

  • Water in a clear container is allowed on the field. Food and colored beverages (e.g., coffee, sports drinks, energy drinks) are not permitted on or near the turf field.

  • No backpacks are allowed in the stadium.

  • All parties participating in commencement must wear flat-soled footwear to be admitted on the turf field.


We are hoping for beautiful weather for the Methuen High School Class of 2018 Commencement, but have scheduled the two rain dates shown below in the event of unpleasant weather. Families will receive a call no later than 2:00 p.m. on the day of the ceremony if weather necessitates that a rain date be utilized.

Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. - Nicholson Stadium (rain date)

Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. - Nicholson Stadium (alternative rain date)


Most importantly, congratulations to the Class of 2018. We are so proud of your accomplishments!

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