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Honor the Graduating Class

Ways to Honor the Graduating Class

“Greeting for Grad Seating” is a Mitchell tradition that allows parents, families, and friends to show their support for the Mitchell College graduating class by providing a message of encouragement or inspiration to a graduate at Commencement along with some options for gifts.

Donations benefit the North Star Scholarship, which supports the next cohort of Mitchell graduates.

How It Works

Friends and family can submit an inspirational quote, message, or anecdote with a gift to the College. Grads get the message on their chair at Commencement. Messages may be directed to a specific graduate or to a general member of the class. The goal is to ensure that all graduates receive a message. The giver’s information is included on the card as a reminder of the distinctive and compassionate community that is Mitchell College.

Your gift can include the message as well as a gift to celebrate a student’s time and achievements during their Mitchell College journey.

  • A minimum gift of $24 includes a personalized message on a keepsake card placed on the graduate’s Commencement seat.
  • For a gift of $50 or more the giver can provide a personalized message, plus give a commemorative Mitchell College Alum pin (shown at the right) for the graduate to wear proudly during Commencement and beyond.
  • A gift of $100 includes a message of encouragement to a member of the class, a Mitchell Alum pin, plus a pair of limited-edition Mitchell College socks for the selected graduate.
Deadline: April 29, 2024

Use the form below to submit your personalized message and make your gift.

You Are Making a Difference

When you participate in Honoring a Grad your gift not only benefits a Mitchell College graduate, but you are making a donation that will impact other students by supporting the North Star Fund. This vital fund addresses students’ most immediate needs and ensures that future Mariners will be able to experience their own Mitchell graduation moment.

If you would like to donate now to the North Star Scholarship, please make your donation below.

If you prefer, you can pay by check to “Mitchell College” (Note: Honor a Graduate) and mail to:

Mitchell College Giving
437 Pequot Avenue
New London, CT 06320

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Thank you for your tax-deductible gift to Mitchell College!

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