Back on the Green: Commencement 2022

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The graduate and professional schools will also hold in-person ceremonies on campus.

Graduating students throw caps in the air.
Graduating students celebrate their commencement in 2019, the last time the ceremony was held on the Green. (Photo by Robert Gill)

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:

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.

Aimee Minbiole