This Year’s Commencement Program Undergoes Changes

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The June 10 printed program will no longer list graduating students’ names.

Commencement 2014
(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00) 

Dartmouth will recognize graduating students at commencement and celebrate the honors and awards they receive in a new way this year. The lists of all graduates and honors will appear on commencement websites as well as in a printed commemorative program that students and their families can order for delivery after the ceremony.

The traditional printed program distributed at the June 10 ceremony will provide a schedule of speakers and the ceremony’s order of events, but will no longer list graduating students’ names. 

Links to the websites will be available on the Dartmouth home page and the Dartmouth News commencement site and will be published in Vox Daily at the end of next week. Also available will be a link for ordering the commemorative program. 

The extremely short amount of time between the close of grades and commencement has always made printing the program a challenge. This year, unlike in past years, Dartmouth was unable to find a printing company able to produce an accurate, high-quality program in time to have the booklet ready for commencement. The most reliable way to create a program that accurately reflects the student names and awards is to print the full program after June 10.

Graduates and their families can order up to five printed programs. There will be no charge for the programs, which will be printed and mailed by Dartmouth Printing and Mailing Service. Students and their families will have until June 30 to order programs.

After commencement, Dartmouth will evaluate this year’s changes and consider possible adjustments for the future.

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