The Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth will hold its 2018 investiture ceremony on Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium in the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
The investiture ceremony is a formal recognition of the honors achieved by the graduating students under the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dean of the Guarini School and Rodgers Professor of Chemistry, F. Jon Kull ’88, will welcome the audience, and President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 will deliver opening remarks.
Participants from across twenty programs and twenty countries will be the first graduates of the Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth. In honor of the occasion, the honorable Frank. J Guarini will hood the first graduate of the Guarini School, Perry Scheetz who will receive a PhD in Chemistry.
Dean Kull, along with student faculty advisors, will hood the recipients of the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. Donald E. Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and MALS Chair, will hood recipients of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree.
President Hanlon, Dean Kull, more than fifty faculty members from across graduate programs, and several members of the Board of Trustees will compose the processional. Student Marshals Perry Scheetz, Aditi Phatak, and Benjamin Vonderheide will lead their peers into the auditorium. Scheetz and Vonderheide, who is from the MALS program, have also been chosen as the student speakers.
Immediately following the ceremony, students and faculty will proceed to the lawn in front of Dartmouth Hall for the official investiture group photo, and then go to the lawn in front of the Baker library for a reception. The lawn reception offers an opportunity for friends, family, and faculty to gather in a relaxed social setting. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center. All notifications regarding rain contingencies will be announced the morning of the ceremony and will be posted to the Guarini School website and across social media.
The graduate school was established in 2016 to address the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of education and research. This is the first year students will be recognized as graduates of the Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, after the graduate school was named earlier this year. It should be noted that the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies investiture ceremony will not replace the commencement ceremony, during which degrees will be awarded. A recording of the investiture ceremony will be posted to the Guarini School website after the event.