Attendee Instructions for Bear Creek's Class of 2021 Events

  • Academic Affairs
  • Upper School
Karen Blankenbeckler, Vice President for Academic Affairs

We are all looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2021! Below you will find important information about both An Evening of Honors and Commencement regarding parking, logistics, screening, and more, so please be sure to read this entire correspondence and forward to all of your guests.

An Evening of Honors

Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • 5:15 p.m. Main parking lot opens
  • 5:30 p.m. Owens Field seating opens
  • 6:00 p.m. Program begins

Commencement Exercises

Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • 1:00 p.m. Main parking lot opens
  • 1:30 p.m. Owens Field seating opens
  • 2:00 p.m. Program begins

Logistics for Both Events



  • Carpools are encouraged!
  • Park in the lot at the Main building. Due to the number of vehicles anticipated, parking attendants (Butler Valet) will be on site to direct traffic. Guests will park in the Main lot as well as in the gravel lot near the Farmhouse.
  • Please alert the attendant upon entry of any disabled parking needs.

Covid-19 Screening

All guests must complete a COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on the day of the event(s) they are attending.

  • For Bear Creek seniors and other students, parents should complete the regular screening questionnaire in the Magnus Health app and show the green GO as per usual.
  • For parents and other guests, please download, print, and complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire; bring the completed form with you.

Screening Questionnaire

A completed screening questionnaire is your "ticket" to the event, and you will exchange it for a wristband that you will need to enter onto Owens Field.

Program Details

  • The programs will begin promptly as noted above.
  • Please arrive early to allow ample time to park, check in by exchanging your screening questionnaire for a wristband, walk to Owens Field, find your seats, and take a moment to settle in.
  • Masks are required except when enjoying the bottle of water which you will find at your seats.
  • You will be ushered to your pre-selected seating area located under a large tent. Seating areas cannot be altered, and all guests must be preregistered. Additional chairs cannot be added to any seating areas.
  • Wear comfortable shoes (spike heels strongly discouraged) as you will be walking on the grass field and through a gravel parking lot.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times while on campus and remain in your designated seating area.
  • You will be dismissed by row at the conclusion of the event.
  • Restrooms can be accessed through the gym doors in the Main building.
  • Graduates may leave the grounds with their caps and gowns. Gowns must be returned to the Upper School's Nagel Commons by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. Graduates may keep their caps, tassels, and cords.


Contact Event Coordinator Peggy Roth ( or 425-765-0063).

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