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2020 Ceremony Details

Ceremony Arrival Instructions

Members of the undergraduate Class of 2020, graduate and professional school graduates: on Saturday morning assemble at 9:15 a.m. in the Bema, and be ready to form a single line by 9:45 a.m. Class members will march in alphabetical order by last name. Procession will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Assembly and Order of March

Philip J. Hanlon ’77 will lead the procession, followed by members of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and of the graduate and professional schools who wish to march. Class of 2020 graduates will proceed to seats in the front section, and graduate school students will proceed to their designated seats. Family members and guests will be seated in the lawn area.

Order of Exercises

Majestic Brass Quintet
So that all can see the procession, the audience is requested to remain seated.
The presence of a brass ensemble at commencement each year is made possible by the Class of 1879 Trumpeters’ Fund. The fund was established in 1929, at the time of the 1879 50th reunion.

David F. Kotz ’86, Provost
Onaleece Colegrove ’20, former President of Native Americans at Dartmouth

Reverend Nancy A.G. Vogele ’85, Chaplain and Director of the William Jewett Tucker Center

Remarks By Class Of 2020 Representative
Tim Holman ’20, Class President

Keynote Address
Geeta Anand ’89

Reading Of The Names Of Class Of 2020 Graduates
The graduates will cross the stage in alphabetical order for the presentation of their names and congratulations from Philip J. Hanlon ’77, Dartmouth President. The audience is requested to remain seated.

Congratulatory Remarks
Jeffrey M. Crowe ’78, Dartmouth Trustee

Valedictory Address
President Hanlon

Singing Of ‘Alma Mater’
Emma Alter ’20, Glee Club alumna 
The audience is requested to rise and join in the singing.

Majestic Brass Quintet and Baker Library Bells
The audience is requested to be seated while the graduates march out. 


Accommodations for guests with disabilities are available. However, we ask that you contact us in advance to make arrangements. If you wish to discuss or request disability-related adjustments for participation in the celebration, please contact conferences.and.events.response@dartmouth.edu.