Commencement and Investiture 2019

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events:
Friday June 7, 2019
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 8, 2019
4:00 pm: The Guarini 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 9 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:

Investiture 2019

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth will host an Investiture Ceremony for its graduating master's and PhD students on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The Ceremony will take place at 4:00 pm in Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Reception to follow on the Baker Lawn. 

Commencement will take place this year on Sunday, June 9.

Map of event

Student Instructions for Investiture Ceremony and Rehearsal: to be announced

Commencement and Investiture Lodging

All graduating students with their spouses and children are eligible for free commencement weekend housing (nights of June 7 and 8). Other family members and guests of graduating students can apply for housing at $50 per night, per person.
The commencement housing office can be reached at 603-646-3288 (Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, 1-4:30pm), or via 
email after February 25.

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.

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 Guarini School Office, 37, Dewey Field Road, Room 437, Wednesday, June 5 through Friday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (The cost is $47.50).

PhD caps, gowns, and hoods can be paid for online and picked up in the Guarini School Office, 37, Dewey Field Road, Room 437, Wednesday, June 5 through Friday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (The cost is $94.50 for rental and $808 for purchase).

Please note that the absolute last day to order academic regalia is Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Please click here to order your academic regalia.

If you have questions, please e-mail Amy Gallagher.

The rented PhD regalia (cap, gown, and hood) must be returned to the Guarini School Office directly after the ceremonies on Sunday.

Investiture 2018 Recap

Investiture 2018 was a wonderful event, thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it a success -- from back stage staff at the Hop, to School staff, to faculty, and to all students and their families who gathered to celebrate and honor the years of work culminating in the academic awards. Congratulations!

You can browse a Flickr album with photos taken by local photographer, Lars Blackmore.

You can watch a video of the ceremony here.

You can read about speakers and prize recipients here.

For formal investiture ceremony photos, please contact or call them 978-851-5924. You will be given a code to order your selected photo package.