Assembly and Order of March
The Academic Procession is headed by the Platform Group, led by the Dean of Faculty as Chief Marshal. Marching behind the Chief Marshal is the President of the College, accompanied by the Dean of the College.
Behind them comes the Dean of Libraries and Librarian of the College, as College Usher, bearing Lord Dartmouth’s Cup. The Trustees of the College march as a group. They are followed by the Vice President for Alumni Relations as College Steward. The Steward carries a canister that contains a copy of the charter granted to Dartmouth in 1769 by King George III. The Steward is followed by the Eagle Staff Bearer.
Trustees Emeriti, preceded by the Senior Vice President for Advancement serving as their marshal, immediately follow. The honorary degree recipients, and the Honorary Degree Marshals, come next. They are followed by the remainder of the Platform Group, Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of the Professional Schools. Finally, the bachelor’s degree candidates march to seats in the front section, and graduate degree candidates proceed to their seats, located to the left and right of the seniors.