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alumni Traditions

At Cardigan, our alumni are part of our family. We encourage them to regard the School as their home away from home, and as such, they are welcome back any time. We’re always happy to see familiar faces and give them a tour of the most recent updates and improvements.

For Cougars who are unable to make it to campus, our Development and Alumni teams travel all over the world to reunite friends and former classmates. Keep your eyes open for an invitation to an event near you. Whether it’s here in New Hampshire or in your hometown, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Homecoming Weekend and Eaglebrook Day - October

During the fall Homecoming Weekend, we cheer on our athletes to "Beat the Bird!" while celebrating all alumni classes who reunite on The Point. 

Alumni Hockey Game - March

For more than a quarter century former Cardigan players have enjoyed the late-winter opportunity to gather on The Point for a fun-filled game of hockey with old friends. This year, the puck drops at 1:30 p.m. on March 3 for what has become one of Cardigan’s most cherished traditions, with players spanning the decades from the 1960s, right up to the young bucks of last year’s squad. A post-game reception in Frieze House is on the schedule, so bring the family along too. Make your plans today to lace ‘em up and mix it up again in Turner Arena!


Alumni Tie Ceremony

At Cardigan, we believe in the value of participation in the life of the School, even (and perhaps especially) after diplomas have been handed out. To that end, it is an enduring tradition on The Point for graduating seniors to receive a special brand of neckwear, in the hope that they will always keep close “ties” with Cardigan. On the morning of Commencement, we invite all alumni to gather and present the green and silver "Alumni Tie" to the graduating class. 


Alumni Lacrosse Game

Now in its fifth year, this relatively new tradition has taken root at Cardigan. In mid-August, following the Cardigan Lacrosse Camp's final session, we invite all lacrosse playing alumni to return to Marrion Field for a friendly match, open to players of all ages and abilities. It doesn't get much better than summer on The Point, so bring your family, enjoy the action on the field, spend some time at the waterfront, and catch up with your friends at the cookout lunch following the game!