Commencement 2019

Students throw their caps in the air at the end of the 2019 commencement ceremony
The new graduates celebrate in the traditional way. (Photo by Robert Gill)


Commencement address by Yo-Yo Ma

Valedictory to the College by Andrew Liu ’19

Valedictory to the Graduating Students by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77

Commencement News

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Graduates: ‘Use Power Thoughtfully’

Commencement Notes for the Class of 2019

Commencement Treasures

A Sense of Place: Historical Commencement Photos

Three Dartmouth Graduates Receive Military Commissions

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Will Give Commencement Address


The Sights and Sounds of Dartmouth’s 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Graduates: ‘Use Power Thoughtfully’

Yo-Yo Ma Performs Pablo Casals’ “Song of the Birds”

Ellen Smalley ’19 Performs During Sound Check

2019 Commencement Set-Up


Photos from commencement weekend

Download the portrait of the Class of 2019, taken on the lawn in front of Dartmouth Hall on the day before commencement.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Richard Lynn Alderson ’69

France A. Córdova

Rebecca Heller ’05

Yo-Yo Ma

Hilary C. Tompkins ’90

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Stories on the Class of 2019

Ten Students Earn Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors

Portraits of Leadership: 2019 Class Marshals

Students and Alumni Named Fulbright Scholars

David Wong ’19 Named a Gaither Junior Fellow

Sidelined Big Green Receiver Releases Rap Album as Mobesx

Senior Fellowship: Rethinking the History of Maroons

TEDx Conference Promotes Building of ‘Living Bridges’

Training the Next Generation of Climate Scientists

Rethinking Hysteria in ‘Dora’s Room: Digital Dreams’

A Course on Daniel Webster, Class of 1801

Dartmouth’s Indoor Climbing Team

Improving Energy Use and Access in the U.S. and Abroad

Squishing Giants and Belching Wolves: Designing Sound for ‘Into the Woods’

For Dartmouth Idol Finalists, Music Is All in the Family

Winter Carnival Celebrates Dartmouth’s Landmark Birthday

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 21 From the Class of 2019

How Can Colleges Be Good Global Citizens?

’Unpacking the Shoebox’: Students Reflect on Study Abroad

Students Receive Udall Scholarships and Internships

Need Help Keeping on Top of Calls, Texts, and Email?

Sydney Kamen ’19 Receives Truman Scholarship

Undergraduates Design Science Kits for Middle Schoolers

Dartmouth Students Explore the Dunes of the Namib

Squash Variety Once Thought Extinct Thrives at Organic Farm

World-Class Triathletes Train Hard and Study Hard

Mackenzie Scurka ’19 Featured in Documentary on ‘Highpointing’

Students Encounter the Vietnam Era Face-to-Face

Climbing the Walls With Dartmouth’s Bouldering Team

The Yin and Yang of Chinese Calligraphy

Kendall Christensen ’19 Takes Research Beyond the Classroom

In South Africa, Students Make a Major Fossil Discovery

Native Student Joins Protest at Standing Rock

Dartmouth Students Drive Hitchhiking Into the Future

Past Commencement Speeches

2018: Mindy Kaling

2017: Jake Tapper ’91

2016: Leymah Gbowee

2015: David Brooks

2014: Shonda Rhimes ’91

Commencement Miscellany

Commencement Treasures

The first Dartmouth commencement

What is the medal the president wears during commencement?

How are honorary degree recipients selected?

Photos: Heirlooms and artifacts

What are the names of all of Dartmouth’s commencement speakers?

What is the large silver cup seen on stage during the commencement ceremony?

What is the podium that is used at commencement?

Are Dartmouth diplomas printed on paper or parchment?

What do the flags on the Green during commencement stand for?

What’s the story with those walking sticks?

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