This year, for the first time since 2019, commencement will be held on the Green. The Sunday, June 12 event will be like those of pre-pandemic years, as the community gathers in the center of campus to celebrate.
Ceremonies for the graduate and professional schools will also be held in-person, on campus.
“We are looking forward with tremendous excitement to celebrating with the graduates and welcoming their family members and friends to the Green,” says Provost David Kotz ’86, who will serve as lead marshal at commencement. “After two years of unprecedented challenges, gathering together will make an already joyous occasion even more significant.”
The commencement exercises will begin with the academic procession at 9 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. No tickets are needed.
Here are some of the highlights of the graduate and professional schools’ activities:
- Geisel School of Medicine’s Class Day is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, under a tent on the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center lawn.
- For the first time ever, Thayer School of Engineering will hold its investiture ceremony outdoors, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, on the lawn in front of Cummings Hall.
- The Tuck School of Business investiture will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in front of Tuck Hall.
- In another first, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies investiture ceremony will take place on the Green, at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
For a list of events, see the commencement webpage. The website will be updated as details about commencement ceremonies and activities become available.
After the pomp of commencement, another group of graduates will gather at Dartmouth later in the summer. Two years after their in-person commencement ceremonies were canceled due to COVID-19, the Class of 2020 from the undergraduate College will have the opportunity to celebrate together on campus, from Aug. 5 to 7. That weekend will include a ceremony and class photo, as well as a barbecue and other activities tailored to the alumni and their families.