For Faculty & Staff

Congratulations banners fly during Dartmouth College Commencement
(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Register to March in Ceremony Processions

Faculty members, emeriti, research associates, and administrative officers are invited to march in the academic procession. Registration to march is now closed, if you have any questions, please contact Conferences & Events.

Rental Regalia

Rental regalia orders may be placed at the same time you register to march. All orders require a payment via a Dartmouth Chartstring.  Please have your department chart string ready when you order.  Pre-Orders for rental regalia is now closed.   If you encounter and problems with the registration process or regalia ordering website please contact Conferences & Events. Please note that all orders received after April 24 will be subject to a $20 late fee. 

NOTE: Regalia orders can be picked up in Paganucci Lounge, 53 Commons, Thursday, June 6 - Saturday, June 8 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Regalia can be returned to the Hood Terrace following the ceremony until 2 pm or the the Conferences & Events Office at 5 Allen Street, Suite 250 the week of June 10 - 14 between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.


Geisel Class Day: Class Day details are provided through Tina Hoisington: (603) 650-1509 or

The Dartmouth Institute Class Day: Class Day details are provided through Tina Hoisington: (603) 650-1509 or

Thayer Investiture: Investiture details are provided through Julia Abraham(603) 646-0412, in the Academic and Student Affairs Office

Tuck Investiture: Investiture details are provided through Lauren Morse in the MBA Program Office.

Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture Ceremony Investiture details are provided by Amy Gallagher.

Commencement: Sunday, June 9: The academic procession assembles at 8:30 a.m. near the Hood Museum front entrance and forms a double line in order of seniority. Seniority is established by year of receipt of baccalaureate degree. This traditional order of march will be implemented by the faculty marshals, the Associate Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The faculty marshals will lead you to your seats on the faculty platforms. Please remain standing until the head marshal gives the signal to be seated. At the end of the ceremony, after the main platform group recesses down the center aisle, the faculty, led by the faculty marshals, will recess down the two side aisles immediately adjacent to the center aisle.

Severe Weather

The ceremony will remain outdoors if it is merely raining. However, in the highly unlikely case of lightning, hail, or dangerously high winds, a severe weather plan will be implemented, and the ceremony will be moved indoors. ONLY graduating students, the platform group, and marching faculty/administrators will be allowed in Leede. If the severe weather plan must be enacted, you will receive an email in the late afternoon or evening before Commencement with instructions.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or need accessibility information, please do not hesitate to contact Conferences and Events at

Families and guests seated at Commencement
For Families & Guests

All family and guests are welcome to attend Commencement. No tickets are required. The ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Commencement graduates at Dartmouth College
Academic Regalia for Students

The deadline for students to order regalia is Friday, May 5, 2023.

Plastic Bottles

Each camp and gown is made from 23 recycled plastic bottles. After the ceremony, your regalia will be recycled into indoor/outdoor carpeting. The recycling containers are in Collis, and on the Green near the flag poles.

Senior Societies Canes

There are 10 senior societies in existence today, at least six of which keep membership secret until the carved canes show up at Commencement. About 25 percent of the senior class is affiliated with a senior society,

Canceled Ceremonies

There is no record of the ceremony ever being canceled due to bad weather.