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Welcome class of 2020! 


All updates for the class’s Commencement Celebration will be included here and communicated directly to the class. Dartmouth’s Alumni Relations team is excited to partner with the class to plan and realize this celebration. The most recent communication to the full class from Cheryl Bascomb ’82, Vice President for Alumni Relations, appears below. This site will be updated throughout the summer of 2021. 

If you have any questions about planning for the ’20 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

June 18, 2021


Dear Class of 2020:
 
Thank you for working with us to plan your promised on-campus commencement celebration. As summer arrives here in Hanover, shaping a commencement celebration for you, your families, and loved ones continues to be an important focus for Alumni Relations alongside our many campus partners. To those of you who have been collaborating with our team on this work—thank you! Your class made it clear from Day 1 that you want to be involved in the decisions on timing, content, and location, and structure a program based on what is important to your classmates. We have a shared goal of celebrating your achievements in an accessible way allowing for as many ’20s to participate as possible. We appreciate your perspective, and I’m proud of the progress we have made together.
 
Your voice is important. The 2020 Planning Committee consists of over 40 of your classmates who raised their hands after an open call for volunteers this winter. We are working to find a time for the event and need to hear from you, not only about when it makes sense to hold the celebration, but also about which factors are most important and prioritized for you when making this decision. Is it to have available housing for classmates and/or your loved ones? Is it to choose a time when the largest number of classmates can return? Please participate in the survey coming your way at the end of the month. Your opinion matters and will help shape the celebration.
 
When will we know? Based on your feedback and our work with campus partners, we expect to be able to announce the celebration date by the end of this summer.
 
Tell your loved ones and check the website for updates. Many of your families and communities also hope to celebrate this milestone with you. Please keep them up to date as information becomes available because some may feel out of the loop. We will reach out to family members for whom we have contact information, but we need your help getting the message to your loved ones to ensure that they know what’s going on and can plan accordingly. The 2020 Commencement Event website will be the hub for information updates about this event. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to Hanover and celebrating with you.
 
Questions? If you have any questions about planning for the ’20 celebration in the meantime, please reach out to our Alumni Relations team. If you have questions about other 2020 class activities or would like to volunteer to help, please reach out to 2020 Class Executive Committee.
 
Best,
 
Cheryl Bascomb ’82, P’12
Vice President for Alumni Relations

Please see President Hanlon’s message regarding cancelling an in-person Commencement for the class in June 2021 here (February 2, 2021).