Commencement and Investiture 2017

Graduate Investiture Ceremony and Dartmouth Commencement

The School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth will host an Investiture Ceremony for all of its graduating master's and PhD students. 

The Graduate Investiture Ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2017 the Saturday afternoon before Commencement.
The Ceremony will take place in Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Cener for the Arts. Reception to follow on the Baker Lawn.

Map of event

Academic Regalia:
Caps and gowns are worn with appropriate attire during the Investiture ceremony on Saturday and during the Commencement ceremony on Sunday.

Master's caps, gowns, and hoods can be purchased online and picked up in the Graduate and Advanced Studies Office, 37, Dewey Field Road, Room 437, Wednesday, June 7 through Friday, June 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (The cost is $46.50).

PhD caps, gowns, and hoods can be paid for online and picked up in the Graduate and Advanced Studies Office, 37, Dewey Field Road, Room 437, Wednesday June 7 through Friday, June 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (The cost is $91 for rental and $808 for purchase).

Please note that the absolute last day to order academic regalia is Friday, May 14.

Please click here to order your academic regalia.

If you have questions, please e-mail Ruth Dube.

The PhD regalia (cap, gown, and hood) must be returned to the Graduate and Advanced Studies Office directly after the ceremonies on Sunday.

Photography:
Arrangements will be made for a professional photography company to take a picture after each graduate's name is read.
Investiture guests will be prohibited from taking pictures or videotaping from locations beyond where they are seated.

Schedule of Events:
Friday June 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.:
Investiture rehearsal. Meet in front of Dartmouth Hall.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: President Hanlon and Gail Gentes host a reception fro graduates and their guest. President's House, Webster Avenue.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
3:00 p.m.: Class photos: students gather in front of Dartmouth Hall for class photos. 6 formal class portraits: all graduates; PhD; MALS; AM; MS; TDI. Rain Location: Alumni Hall
4:00 p.m.: School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture Ceremony.
Dean Kull welcome remarks
Presentation of the Graduate School Teaching Award
Presentation of the Hannah T. Croasdale Award
Duane Compton presents the John W. Strohbehn Award
Dean Kull introduces DonPease to award the MALS Thesis Excellence Awards
Sudent speaker remarks
Conferring of hoods
Provost Dever delivers closing remarks
Recessional; all graduates and faculty make their way to the front of Dartmouth Hall for Official Investiture Group photo
5:30 p.m.: Reception. Graduates, faculty, and guests are invited to a reception at the Baker Library lawn immediately following the ceremony.

Dartmouth's Commencement exercises will take place on the Dartmouth Green on Sunday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Please bring raincoats and umbrellas if appropriate (please note that umbrellas are only permitted when there is heavy rain).
On Commencement morning, graduate and professional school students gather at 8:00 a.m. (PhD, MS, AM, MALS , MS (TDI), MEM, BE) in front of Wentworth Hall.

For more information, please see Dartmouth College Commencement site or click on any of the links below: