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 on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
The Ceremony will take place at 4:00 pm in Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Reception to follow on the Baker Lawn.
Map of event
Student Instructions for Investiture Ceremony and Rehearsal
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 6 through Friday, June 8 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 6 through Friday, June 8 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 Wednesday, May 16.
Please click here to order your academic regalia.
If you have questions, please e-mail Amy Gallagher.
The PhD regalia (cap, gown, and hood) must be returned to the Graduate and Advanced Studies Office directly after the ceremonies on Sunday.
All graduating students with their spouses and children are eligible for free commencement weekend housing (nights of June 8 and 9). Other family members and guests of graduating students can apply for housing at $50 per night, per person. If you would like to apply for housing, or have already applied but were charged for your commencement weekend housing, please reach out to the commencement housing office. They can be reached at 603-646-3288 (Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, 1-4:30pm), or via email. They are accepting late applications.
Parking in Dewey Field lot is encouraged and more likely to be available, parking closer to town may be available in the Town of Hanover parking lot on Lebanon Street.
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 8, 2018
10:00 am: Investiture rehearsal. Meet in Spaulding Auditorium.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: President Hanlon and Gail Gentes host a reception for graduates and their guests. President's House, Webster Avenue.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
4:00 pm: School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture Ceremony.
Recessional; all graduates and faculty make their way to Moore Theater for Official Investiture Group Photo
5:30 pm: Reception. Graduates, faculty, and guests are invited to a reception at the Baker Library lawn immediately following the photo and ceremony.
Dartmouth's Commencement exercises will take place on the Dartmouth Green on Sunday, June 10 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: