Celebrating the Moment: Dartmouth 2020

Collage of photos celebrating the Class of 2020

From Matthew Moniz ’20 fulfilling his childhood dream of climbing Mount Everest to Jhon Ortiz ’20 receiving a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. State Department to Sam Greenberg ’20 and Amy Guan ’20 pitching in to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 has as many stars as it has members.

The pandemic may have caused their graduation ceremony to go virtual, but it can’t take the shine off their many accomplishments, the promise of their future, and the lasting effect they’ve had on Dartmouth. As the seniors prepare for Celebrating the Moment, the virtual degree conferral ceremony that will take place June 14, Dartmouth News gathered together some of the many stories written about the adventures and awards of the Class of 2020.



Celebrating the Moment: Dartmouth 2020 Highlights

Celebrating the Moment: Dartmouth 2020


Class Day, The Dartmouth Institute

Class Day, Geisel School of Medicine

Class Day, Undergraduate Class of 2020

Investiture, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Investiture, Thayer School of Engineering

Investiture, Tuck School of Business



Address to the Graduates, Salman Khan

Valedictory to the College, Emma S. Esterman ’20

Valedictory to the Graduating Seniors, President Philip J. Hanlon ’77


Commencement News

Photo Gallery: Celebrating the Moment Across the World

Salman Khan to Class of 2020: Adversity Is a Chance to Grow

Phi Beta Kappa Holds a Virtual Induction Ceremony

Twelve Students Earn Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors

Dartmouth College Class of 2020 Senior Portrait

Celebrating the Moment: Notes for the Class of 2020

Marshals Lead the Class of 2020 With Words of Inspiration

Photo Gallery: Celebrating the Class of 2020

Dartmouth Athletics Holds Virtual Awards Ceremony

Words, Wit, and Wisdom From 10 Commencement Speeches

’Celebrating the Moment’: A Virtual Ceremony on June 14

President Hanlon on Commencement Changes Due to Pandemic

Letter From President Hanlon About Commencement


Stories About the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 King Scholars Arrive on Campus

Ten Posse Veterans to Join Class of 2020

’Posse’ Students Thriving as Veterans Day Approaches

Phi Beta Kappa Society Welcomes 21 New Members

Video: Brad Carney ’20—From U.S. Army Ranger to Philosophy Major

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Students Bring Research to ‘The Sweet Science of Bruising ...

Two Students and Two Alumni Win Knight-Hennessy Scholarships

EMT Sam Greenberg ’20 Joins Upper Valley COVID-19 Fight

Dartmouth Community Finds Ways to Help Amid the Pandemic

Grace Anderson ’20 Named a Gaither Junior Fellow

James Foye ’20 Selected a Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Sarah Pearl ’20 Is a Marshall Scholar

Three Receive Schwarzman Scholarships

Video: Two Student-Veterans Share Memories and Hopes

Dartmouth’s ‘Scatter’ Band Adds Zest, Humor to Sports Events

Dartmouth ROTC Cadet Honored by U.S. State Department

Dartmouth Athletics Holds 2018-19 Celebration of Excellence

Three Undergraduates Win National Scholarships

For Dartmouth Idol Finalists, Music Is All in the Family

Undergraduate and Alumnus Are Sworn In as State Lawmakers

Matthew Moniz ’20 Fulfills Childhood Dream of Climbing Everest

Sabyne Pierre ’20 Recognized for Community Service

What Does It Take to Become a Dartmouth Idol? 

Undergraduates Design Science Kits for Middle Schoolers

Four Student Veterans at Dartmouth Share Their Stories

Dartmouth’s Sing Dynasty Serenades Conan O’Brien


Past Commencement Speeches

2019: Yo-Yo Ma

2018: Mindy Kaling

2017: Jake Tapper ’91

2016: Leymah Gbowee

2015: David Brooks

2014: Shonda Rhimes ’91

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