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Upcoming Commencement Dates

  • June 10, 2018
  • June 9, 2019
  • June 14, 2020
  • June 13, 2021
  • June 12, 2022

Faculty and Staff Information


Faculty members, emeriti, research associates, and administrative officers are invited to march in the academic procession.  Please register even if you do not need regalia.  If needed rental regalia is still available but will be subject to a $20 late fee.  If you need regalia you will be directed to Kristen Post or Tina Hoisington after you register to march.

The RSVP form is now closed.  If you are marching in either the Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture or Commencement please contact Kristen Post at 646-3749.

Rental Regalia

Rental regalia orders may be placed at the same time as  you register to march. All payments require a Dartmouth Chartstring.  Please have a department string ready to enter when you order.  Orders received after May 14th will be subject to a $20 late fee. If you encounter any problems with the registration process or regalia ordering website, please contact Conferences and Events at (603) 646-3749 or

NOTE: Regalia orders will be picked up in The Hop Garage Room 132, Hopkins Center (Across from Courtyard Café), Thursday, June 8—Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  
Regalia can be returned to the Hopkins Center patio following the ceremony until 2 pm or to Conferences and Events at 5 Allen St. the week of June 12-16. 

*Geisel Class Day –  Regalia orders and investiture details are provided through Tina Hoisington: 650-1509 If you are marching in both Geisel Class day (June 3) AND Commencement Weekend events please keep your regalia for both weekend’s events. 

*School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture Ceremony for AM, MS, MALS, MPH, and PHD graduates– Order your regalia through the faculty site and please indicate that you will be marching in this ceremony as well.

*Thayer School of Engineering – Regalia orders and investiture details are provided through Daryl Laware in the Registrar's Office: 646-3801

*Tuck School of Business – Regalia orders and investiture details are provided through the Lauren Morse in the MBA Program Office: Tuck 111, 646-3938.


Geisel Class Day:  Saturday, June 3 at 9 am in Spaulding Auditorium.  Class Day details are provided through Tina Hoisington: 603-650-1509

Thayer Investiture: Saturday, June 10 at 10 am in Spaulding Auditorium.  Investiture details are provided through Daryl Laware in the Registrar's Office: 603-646-3801

Tuck Investiture:  Saturday, June 10 at 2:30 pm in Tuck Circle.  Investiture details are provided through Lauren Morse in the MBA Program Office: Tuck 111, 603-646-3938.

School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture Ceremony - Saturday, June 10 at 4:00 pm in Spaulding Auditorium.  Investiture details are provided by Ruth Dube.

Commencement: Sunday, June 11: The academic procession assembles at 8:30 am at the front entrance to the Hopkins Center and forms a double line in order of seniority. Seniority is established by year of receipt of baccalaureate degree. This traditional order of march will be implemented by the faculty marshals, the Associate Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The faculty marshals will lead you to your seats on the faculty platforms. Please remain standing until the head marshal gives the signal to be seated. At the end of the ceremony, after the main platform group recesses down the center aisle, the faculty, led by the faculty marshals, will recess down the two side aisles immediately adjacent to the center aisle.

Faculty Guest Tickets

Up to three of your family members or friends may sit in the special ticketed section marked by red signs on the Green (see map at  Order tickets for your guests when you sign up to march.  Tickets are distributed in early June.  We ask that your guests be seated by 8 a.m.; extra seats in the red section will be opened to families of graduates at that time.  Those guests and visitors wishing to avoid heat, sun or inclement weather may view the ceremony onscreen in Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center. 

Severe Weather

The ceremony will remain outdoors if it is merely raining. However, in the highly unlikely case of lightning, hail, or dangerously high winds, a severe weather plan will be implemented, and the ceremony will be moved indoors. ONLY graduating students, the platform group, and marching faculty/administrators will be allowed in Leede. Guests with red faculty guest tickets should be directed to Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, where they may view the ceremony onscreen. If the severe weather plan must be enacted, you will receive an email in the late afternoon or evening of Saturday, June 10, with instructions.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or need accessibility information, please do not hesitate to contact Conferences and Events at (603) 646-3749 or


Last Updated: 6/6/17