Commencement 2021: Change Is in the Air

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Photographers Eli Burakian ’00 and Robert Gill capture the joy on campus as Dartmouth celebrates the end of a very different academic year and holds its annual commencement.

Dartmouth’s annual commencement, as well as a host of other ceremonies honoring seniors in the undergraduate program and students graduating from the professional and graduate schools were held this past week.

See a complete set of all our photos on Dartmouth Flickr.

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2021 graduates toss their mortarboards into the air on Memorial Field.
Hats Up! (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Graduates holding "Trip to the Sea" paddles in front of Robinson Hall.
2021 graduates holding “Trip to the Sea” paddles in front of Robinson Hall. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Annette Gordon-Reed on the commencement stage, from the back, overlooking the crowd on Memorial Field
Annette Gordon-Reed delivers her commencement address to the class of 2021. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Aerial view of Memorial Field during Class Day
Aerial view of Memorial Field on Class Day. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00))
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Class of 2021 seated, socially distanced, on Memorial Field during Class Day
Class of 2021 Class Day (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Ameena Razzaque '21 Class Marshal
Ameena Razzaque ’21, Class Marshal (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Students in line on the commencement stage to receive Class Day awards from Dean Lively.
Students in line on the commencement stage to receive Class Day awards from Dean of the College Kathryn Lively. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Some members of the Class of 2021 pose on Baker Lawn for the traditional end-of-the-year photo in a year that has been anything but traditional.
Some members of the Class of 2021 pose on Baker Lawn for the traditional end-of-the-year photo in a year that has been anything but traditional. Download the photo here. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Some members of the Class of 2021 pose for the traditional class photo in a year that has been anything but traditional. The photo is usually taken with Dartmouth Hall as the backdrop. With Dartmouth Hall this year undergoing renovations, the iconic Baker
Some members of the Class of 2021 pose for the traditional class photo in a year that has been anything but traditional. The photo is usually taken with Dartmouth Hall as the backdrop. With Dartmouth Hall this year undergoing renovations, the iconic Baker Tower does a superb job as a stand-in background. Download the photo here. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Some members of the Class of 2021 arrange themselves in a socially distant pose on Baker Lawn as they prep for the traditional class photo in a year that has been anything but traditional.
Some members of the Class of 2021 arrange themselves in a socially distant pose on Baker Lawn as they prep for the traditional class photo in a year that has been anything but traditional. Download the photo here. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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The Dartmouth Institute Commencement Ceremony
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice celebrated their largest-ever class of over one hundred graduates from the Institute’s MPH, MS, and Ph.D. programs. (Photo by Mark Washburn)
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The commencement stage being set-up on Memorial Field.
The commencement stage being raised on Memorial Field. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Dartmouth 2021 Commencement hat and program
Photo by Robert Gill
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Campus services staff painting the stands at Memorial Field before Commencement.
Brad Sanville of Campus Services paints the stands at Memorial Field before Commencement. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Executive Director of Conferences and Events EJ Kiefer inside Leverone Field House looking over the logistics for the commencement ceremony.
Executive Director of Conferences and Events E.J. Kiefer inside Leverone Field House looking over the logistics for the commencement ceremony to be held on Memorial Field. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Executive Director of Conferences and Events EJ Kiefer gestures toward Provost Joe Helble during commencement set-up on Memorial Field.
Executive Director of Conferences and Events EJ Kiefer gestures toward Provost Joe Helble during commencement set-up on Memorial Field. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Provost Joseph Helble and Executive Director of Conferences and Events E.J. Kiefer discuss the commencement setup on Memorial Field.
Provost Joseph Helble, left, and Executive Director of Conferences and Events E.J. Kiefer discuss the commencement setup on Memorial Field. (Photo by Robert Gill)