Commencement Notes for the Class of 2019

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More than 1,900 degrees will be conferred at commencement on Sunday.

Students sing the alma mater at commencement.
(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

At the 2019 commencement ceremonies on June 9, before an expected crowd of 11,000, Dartmouth will award more than 1,900 degrees. Here’s a look at the day, by the numbers.

Degrees Awarded

  • Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate: 1,055 Bachelor of Arts
  • Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies awarded Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
  • Geisel School of Medicine awarded Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees.
  • Thayer School of Engineering awarded Bachelor of Engineering; Master of Engineering Management; Master of Science (Engineering Sciences); and Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Sciences) degrees.
  • Tuck School of Business awarded Master of Business Administration degrees.
  • Total degrees awarded: 1,928

Where Seniors Come From

The undergraduate Class of 2019 hails from 46 states and the District of Columbia. The most represented states are California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

International students come from 32 countries; the most represented are Canada, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea.

Most Popular Majors for the Class of 2019

The most popular majors for the Class of 2019 are economics, government, engineering sciences, computer science, psychology, biology, and history.

Valedictorians and Salutatorians

The valedictorians are Liu “Nicole” Chen ’19, Andrew Liu ’19, Anant Mishra ’19, Siyuan “Sonia” Qin ’19, Alexander Sullivan ’19, and Ruoni Wang ’19. Andrew Liu was selected by the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences to deliver the valedictory to the College at the ceremony.

The salutatorians are Christine Dong ’19, Colleen O’Connor ’19, Samantha Stern ’19, and Arvind Suresh ’19.

Phi Beta Kappa

The Alpha of New Hampshire Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Dartmouth inducts 97 undergraduates as new members in ceremonies held Saturday, June 8. 

The chapter also inducted Howard Weinberg ’62 as an alumni member and Barbara E. Will, the A. and R. Newbury Professor of English and associate dean of the Arts and Humanities, as an honorary member.

The chapter also honored the 21 undergraduates inducted in October.

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