The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will hold the 2022 Investiture Ceremony on Saturday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. on the College Green. Student instructions for Investiture, and for Dartmouth College Commencement exercises, are available on the Guarini School website.
Celebrating the efforts and work of more than 200 graduates from 37 countries, the Investiture ceremony is formal recognition of the honors achieved by the graduating students under the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The program will also acknowledge the names of the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021, whose ceremonies were virtual.
Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and Rodgers Professor of Chemistry, Jon Kull '88 will preside over the ceremony. Dartmouth Provost David Kotz '88 will deliver the opening remarks. Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon '77 will deliver closing remarks. Associate Professor of Associate Professor in Pathology & Anatomy, and Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine, Erika T. Brown PhD, will be the Reader as faculty advisors hood their students receiving the degree 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 onto the Green. Student Marshals, Monica Elisa Espinoza from the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences program (QBS), Charles Carver from the Computer Science program, and Amanda Ann Skinner from the MALS program will lead their peers into the auditorium. The student speaker is Savannah Butler, from the program in Microbiology and Immunology.
Immediately following the ceremony, students and faculty will proceed to the bleachers on the Green for the official Investiture group photo, after which graduates and their guests are invited to a reception on the lawn in front of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The lawn reception offers an opportunity for friends, family, and faculty to gather in a relaxed social setting to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class. All notifications regarding severe weather contingencies will be announced the morning of the Ceremony and will be posted to the Guarini School website, and across social media. Please note, events will continue as planned except in the case of severe weather.
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.