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Dartmouth will welcome Class of 2020 graduates and their guests back to campus from Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7 for an in-person celebration bringing together the Class of 2020. The class’s ceremony will be held the morning of Saturday, August 6th, with traditional elements including regalia, processions, and music. An overview of the weekend can be found below. Please monitor your emails and this website for more information and details about the celebration.

A full schedule of events is available here.

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Registration Deadline: July 25, 2022

Housing and Parking Accommodations

We are excited to offer the class of 2020 members free on-campus housing for returning class members, thanks to a generous gift to underwrite all housing fees from a Dartmouth community member. The housing application is now open and is due Friday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Fill out an on-campus housing application now.

There are a variety of housing accommodations available for this event. To learn more about all housing options, please go to Dartgo.org/20Accommodations


For the ceremony on August 6th, caps and gowns (regalia) are expected. If you no longer have your original regalia from 2020, you can order regalia online at a cost of $28.

If you wish to have your regalia shipped to Dartmouth, the online order deadline is July 5. Pre-ordered regalia shipped to Dartmouth will be available for pick-up at the registration tent on the Life Sciences Center lawn on Friday, August 5 from 3–8 PM. 

If you wish to have your regalia shipped to your home, the online order deadline is July 10. 

While we hope to have a small amount of regalia available for purchase on site, we cannot guarantee any availability and strongly encourage ordering in advance.

Graduate and professional school participants can order regalia through their school and will be notified separately.

Ceremony Arrival Instructions

Members of the undergraduate Class of 2020: assemble at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and be ready to form a double line by 9:45 a.m. Class members will march in alphabetical order by last name.

Graduate and professional school students: gather at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at designated assembly sites.

Locations for assembly will be announced a few weeks prior to the ceremony.

Assembly and Order of March

Philip J. Hanlon ’77, 18th president of Dartmouth, will lead the procession, followed by members of the Faculty of Arts and 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 degree candidates will proceed to their designated seats. Family members and guests will be seated in the lawn area.

Order of Exercises

Class of 1970 50-year Class Connection Representatives
Bagpipes and Processional
Welcome from the Provost
Remarks by Class of 2020 Representative 
Remarks by Keynote Speaker 
Students Walk with Name Call 
Class of 2020 Orator 
Remarks by President 
Alma Mater


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.


Dartmouth will provide a variety of meals throughout the weekend alongside our events. There is a reception for all Class of 2020 members and their guests on Friday, August 5, at 6:00 p.m., a celebratory barbecue lunch on Saturday, August 6, following the Class of 2020 ceremony, and a grab-and-go breakfast on Sunday morning.

Other Questions

If you have more questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions list at Dartgo.org/20FAQ.


More information is on the horizon, and this website will be updated with communications. If you have any questions about this event, please contact volunteer.engagement@dartmouth.edu

We look forward to seeing you in 2022 to celebrate the best class ever! 

Below please find the September 2, 2021 announcement of the Class of 2020 Celebration.



Dartmouth Class of 2020 Celebration 

Friday, August 5 
Sunday, August 7, 2022 


We are thrilled to welcome you and your families back to Hanover to honor your class with an in-person Commencement in 2022.   

Festivities will include a special ceremony on Saturday morning*, August 6, as well as opportunities to socialize with classmates, loved ones, and members of the Dartmouth community throughout the weekend.   

On campus and local accommodation information and full program details will be posted on the 2020 Celebration website closer to the event date.   


Thanks to all who offered ideas and support to select a date and begin planning this event.   

We still need your help to finalize the program and make this a special ceremony that reflects your class. If you are interested in participating on the Class of 2020 Celebration Planning Committee, please email Briana Stein in Alumni Relations at briana.stein@dartmouth.edu.   


Please let your family and friends know that everyone is invited to this special celebration. We’ll need your help getting the message out to ensure that they can make plans to attend.   

We will post updates on the website as we have additional updates or information to share.   

We look forward to seeing you and your families and supporters next year as we honor the awesome Class of 2020! 

*updated to reflect current ceremony schedule

If you have any questions about planning for the Class of 2020 celebration, please reach out to Alumni Relations. If you have questions about other 2020 class activities or would like to volunteer to help, please reach out to 2020 Class Executive Committee. To update your contact information to ensure you’re hearing from Dartmouth, please do so here

All past 2020 Commencement Celebration Communications are available here.