Changes Announced to Spring/Summer Events, Programs

Monday, April 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercersburg Academy regrets to announce the postponement of Reunion Weekend 2020, the shift to a virtual Commencement experience in May for the Class of 2020 (to be followed at a later date by an in-person experience for the class), and the cancellation of all internal programs run by Mercersburg Summer Programs for 2020. Our first priority as a school is always the safety and well-being of our our community, including our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families.

Reunion Weekend 2020
We are exploring options for celebrating with all alumni (including members of class years ending in 0 and 5, who were scheduled to celebrate anniversary reunions in June) in different ways and/or at a later time or times. We will do this work in consultation with our Alumni Council, reunion volunteers, and class leaders. We’ll share updated details as we have them, and we’ll continue to update the Reunion Weekend webpage.

Are you an attendee who had previously registered for Reunion Weekend 2020? Request a refund.

Commencement 2020
We will honor and salute the Class of 2020 with a Virtual Commencement Saturday, May 23, at a time to be determined. We are working with members of the senior class to craft this virtual experience to be something that is reflective of what they both need and desire. 

Details and updates will be posted when they become available at mercersburg.edu/commencement-weekend, including a link to watch the live broadcast.

An on-campus Commencement is planned for a date to be determined (when the school determines it is reasonable and safe to gather together on campus). It is anticipated that the on-campus event will take place in its traditional location on the lawn between Keil Hall and South Cottage. 

Summer Programs
Mercersburg Summer Programs has canceled all its internal programs for summer 2020. Families who have enrolled and made payments toward a program this summer have received a letter regarding refunds on payments. We hope to continue to engage with our enrolled participants virtually throughout the summer, including the sending of exclusive offers toward summer 2021. Please email summerprograms@mercersburg.edu with additional questions.

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