Inauguration & Convocation Ceremony

The Inauguration of Philip J. Hanlon ’77 and the Convocation of Dartmouth's 244th year was held on September 20, 2013.

Inauguration & Convocation Ceremony

See the story on Dartmouth Now; full video is below.

The event featured several speakers, including University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman; undergraduate Student Body President Adrian Ferrari ’14; Board of Trustees Chair Steve Mandel ’78; and Dartmouth President Emeritus Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. Musical performances were by The Harlem Quartet, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble, Dartmouth College Glee Club, and the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir.

Prior to the ceremony, President Phil Hanlon hosted a cookout for the Dartmouth community from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuck Mall. Live music was provided by the Barbary Coast Brass Band, directed by Don Glasgo, and the Dartmouth Idol All-Stars, directed by Walt Cunningham, Jr.

The day before Inauguration, Dean of the Faculty Michael Mastanduno moderated a panel discussion on "The Liberal Arts at Dartmouth: What Lies Ahead?".

Full video of the September 20 Inauguration and Convocation ceremony. Please note that sound for some musical performances is not included due to copyright considerations.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 19

Inauguration Panel Discussion: "The Liberal Arts at Dartmouth: What Lies Ahead?"
• 4 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts
• Open to the public, no tickets required
• Broadcast live on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel

Friday, September 20

Community Cookout
• 12-2 p.m., Tuck Mall (rain location Class of 1953 Commons)
• Performances by the Barbary Coast Brass Band and the Dartmouth Idol All-Stars
• Open to the Dartmouth community

Inauguration and Convocation Ceremony
• 3 p.m., Dartmouth Green (rain location Leverone Field House)
• Open to the public, no tickets required
• Broadcast live on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel