Investiture and Commencement

Investiture 2024


The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth will host our Investiture Ceremony for graduating master's and doctoral students on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

Thayer, TDI and MHCDS have separate ceremonies for their graduates.

Students who are planning on graduating in 2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024 and Spring 2024) will receive an invitation with an RSVP for Investiture and/or Commencement via email in mid to late March 2024. If you have questions or do not receive an invitation, please e-mail Amy Gallagher


  • 3:15 p.m. - Graduates and faculty in full regalia will gather in front of Dartmouth Hall to line up for the processional.
  • 4:00 p.m. - The ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. on the College Green. (Severe weather location: Leede Arena)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Reception to follow at 5:30 p.m. on the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center Lawn under a tent.

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 Regalia

The cost for master's regalia is $49.50. Master's regalia can be shipped to Dartmouth free of charge for pick up at 53 Commons in the Paganucci Lounge from Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8. The deadline to order is April 30, 2024. You may also choose to have your masters regalia shipped to your home for a $15.95 fee (domestic) or $60.00 (internationally). The deadline for the ship to home option is May 15, 2024.

Please purchase your masters regalia through the Oak Hall website.

PhD Regalia

The doctoral regalia rental package includes a tam, hood, and gown. The cost for the full rental package is $100.50 (Gown: $42.00, Tam: $35.50, Hood $23.00). Rental regalia can only be shipped to Dartmouth for pick up at 53 Commons in the Paganucci Lounge from Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8. The deadline to rent doctoral regalia is April 30, 2024. There is no shipping or handling fee for regalia rentals.

Custom fine quality doctoral regalia can be purchased for $868.00 (Gown: $570.00, Tam: $134.00, Hood $164.00). All custom regalia is shipped to your home for a $19.95 fee (domestic) or $60.00 (internationally). The deadline to purchase custom regalia is April 7, 2024.

You may also combine rental and purchase of individual pieces of regalia, just be sure to order all three pieces.

Please order your doctoral regalia through the Oak Hall website.

Faculty Regalia

Dartmouth faculty who wish to march in the Guarini School Investiture may rent regalia through Conferences and Events by completing registration through their website. Please note, faculty must provide a chartstring in order to complete a rental order. Rented regalia will need to be returned to Conferences and Events.

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


Rehearsal for Guarini School Graduate Investiture Ceremony is on Friday, June 7, 2024

If you are attending the Guarini Graduate School Investiture Ceremony, please plan to attend a rehearsal on the College Green. We will provide details for the Saturday ceremony, walk you through the hooding process and answer any questions. 

Please meet the Guarini staff on the front lawn of Dartmouth Hall at 12:30pm.

This rehearsal is not required, but is highly recommended.