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We look forward to time spent celebrating our community and simply being together—in person and virtually—for our two upcoming Hancock events: Hancock-in-the-City, Friday, May 21, and an overnight Hancock trip just for seniors Saturday, May 22, to Sunday, May 23. You’ll find further information about the structure of the weekend and what students need to know below.
 

Hancock-in-the-City: Friday, May 21

Much like our previous Hancock-in-the-City events, students can spend this leisurely day engaging with friends and fun activities. These may include pickup games of wiffle ball or soccer, trail walks, scavenger hunts, musical performances, and other Hancock-inspired happenings led by Commonwealth students, faculty, and staff—punctuated by lunch and other treats, of course.

We are also happy to have a more scenic venue: Daisy Field, part of Olmsted Park and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. The park is in Jamaica Plain and accessible via car and public transportation.

All students are invited to attend in person, including those who are typically fully remote. Virtual activities will be provided for any students who cannot join us in person; details will be shared with those students directly. As is customary with Hancock, participation in Hancock-in-the-City is expected of all students, whether in person or virtual.

Reminders

  • It’s going to be 82 degrees and sunny! Be sure to pack sunscreen and a water bottle. 
  • You’ll find a map of Daisy Field here
  • The group walking from school is now leaving at 9:00 a.m.; also see schedule below.
  • Students should not drive themselves to Daisy Field. Those being dropped off should note that parking is extremely limited and the road is very busy. Please take care. 
  • If students need to leave early, they should check in with faculty or staff.
  • Students can find their morning activity here.
  • Complete the daily health screening. 
  • Students are free to roam the park, but NO ONE should leave during the event, including crossing the perimeter roads: Jamaica Way, Pond Avenue, and Perkins Street. 
  • Reminder that Monday, May 24, is the post-Hancock holiday—no classes.
  • Call the front office if you have questions: 617-266-7525.
  • Hancock happens because we all work together! Please follow directions when given and pitch in as needed. (As Mr. Wharton would say, Hancock is a privilege, not a right!)
     

Hancock for Seniors: Saturday, May 22, to Sunday, May 23

We hope to provide the Class of 2021 some semblance of the experience they once knew for their final Hancock. Accordingly, we will be offering a seniors-only overnight trip to Hancock, New Hampshire, at the original Merrill family farm. The farm is currently a private residence, and we are indebted to the Merrill family and Paul Merrill, in particular, for sharing the property with us. They have offered full use of the barn and the surrounding land, which includes fields for sports and multiple hiking trails.