The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will hold its 2019 Investiture Ceremony on Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 pm in Spaulding Auditorium in the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Student instructions for the event, and for Commencement, are available on the Guarini School website.
Celebrating the efforts and work of more than 200 graduates from 22 countries, the Investiture ceremony is formal recognition of the honors achieved by the graduating students under the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.
Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and Rodgers Professor of Chemistry, F. Jon Kull ’88 will preside over the Ceremony and Dartmouth Provost Joeseph J. Helble will deliver the welcome speech. Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 will deliver closing remarks. Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, and Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine, Leslie Henderson, will be the Reader as faculty advisors hood their students receiving the Doctor of Philosophy. The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and MALS Chair Donald. E. Pease will hood the students from the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. Dean Kull will hood all other students.
Dean Kull and President Hanlon, more than fifty faculty members across the disciplines, and members of the Board of Trustees will form the processional into the auditorium. Student Marshals, Kyla Rodgers from the Program in Experimental Molecular Medicine (PEMM), Daniele Belluta from the Computer Science program, and Carlos Tigreros from the MALS program will lead their peers into the auditorium. Student speakers selected from the PhD recipients and A.M. students will be Nicholas Warren (PEMM) and Srinivasa Padmavathy S. Kandala (Satya) (MALS).
Immediately following the ceremony, students and faculty will proceed to the lawn outside Dartmouth Hall for the official Investiture Group Photo (Moore Theatre will be the rain location). Graduates and their guests are invited to a reception on the lawn to the left of Rollins Chapel beginning at 5:30pm. 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.
Dartmouth’s newest school was established in 2016 to address the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of education and research; thanks to a generous endowment in 2018, the School was named the Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth.
It should be noted that the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture will not replace the Commencement Ceremony on June 9, where degrees will be awarded.
This article has been edited (6/6) to indicate the reception will be held on the lawn next to Rollins Chapel, not on Baker lawn as previously stated.