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Dartmouth College's 2012 Commencement

Sunday, June 10
8 a.m. Press check-in opens (northeast side of the Green)
9:30 a.m. Academic procession begins. Visitors are advised to be in their seats at this time.
10 a.m. Commencement ceremonies begin

On the Dartmouth Green or streaming live at

Additional details: Wendy Kopp, founder and chief executive officer of Teach for America, the nonprofit organization that enlists top college graduates to teach in under-resourced urban and public schools, will deliver the main address. In addition to Kopp, this year's honorary degree recipients will be: South African musician, cultural activist, and anthropologist Johnny Clegg; renowned chemist, chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, Dartmouth alumna and trustee Marye Anne Fox PhD '74; Greenland human rights leader, politician, and writer Aqqaluk Lynge; and philanthropist, arts patron, Dartmouth alumnus and trustee, and real estate manager Steven Roth '62, Tuck '63.

High resolution photos from all Commencement-related activities, including the graduation ceremony, will be posted on Dartmouth's flickr page ( throughout the weekend. A transcript of the event and audio of the speeches will be available by 5 p.m Sunday, June 10. The entire ceremony and video clips of individual speakers will post to Dartmouth's website on Tuesday, June 12.

Press Registration & Passes: Media planning to attend are encouraged to send their name, news outlet, and email address to by Friday, June 8 at 3 p.m. Press passes will be issued at the media check-in table on the northeast side of the Green beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 10.

Parking: For parking information, please visit

Wi-Fi Access & AV: Free public Wi-Fi will be accessible from all areas of the Green through "Dartmouth Public." Mult boxes and power sources will be available in the press section.

For more information, please visit or contact the Office of Public Affairs at (603) 646-3661 or

Last Updated: 6/6/12