USN celebrates 100th Commencement

Commencement is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26 on Magnolia Lawn. Read on for details regarding parking, shuttles, and seating.
University School of Nashville will confer diplomas upon 93 seniors during its Commencement at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26 on Magnolia Lawn, immediately across the street from the school at 2000 Edgehill Ave. A reception will follow in the Auditorium.

The Class of 2019 is the 100th graduating class from University School of Nashville, previously known as Peabody Demonstration School, since the school was founded in 1915. This class includes six National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists, a National Merit Commended Student, and a National Hispanic Scholar. In August, these graduates will head to more than 60 colleges and universities across the country. At least four of them plan to play a sport at the collegiate level.

Parking will be available in USN’s 19th and 21st Avenue lots as well as Vanderbilt University Lot 77, accessible from 18th Avenue. Shuttles will begin operating at 12:30 p.m. Click here for a map. Graduating students should arrive at the lower level of the Hassenfeld Library by 1 p.m.

Beneath a large white tent, more than 1,700 seats will be available to families, friends, and faculty. A section of immediate family seating is reserved at the front of the tent nearest the stage. For special accommodations for a handicapped guest, contact High School Administrative Assistant Debbie Fulcher.

A medical tent will be set up on site, and a USN bus will double as a cooling station for the event. Water will be located throughout the venue.

In the event of inclement weather, check the website for updates. Day of, USN may use its Emergency Alert system to inform students and families of changes.
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    • The Class of 2019 is the 100th graduating class from PDS/USN.

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