Dear Thayer Community,
I cannot begin to describe the depths of disappointment that all of us, particularly our graduates, must feel about the decision to postpone this year’s Commencement ceremonies. To our graduating engineering students, you have worked incredibly hard throughout your time at Dartmouth, and as a community, we have looked forward to celebrating this important milestone with you and your loved ones. I am deeply sorry that we are unable to do so on campus this year.
In accordance with Dartmouth's decision, Thayer School of Engineering also will postpone our formal Investiture ceremony to a future date. While we cannot celebrate in person, Thayer additionally plans to mark the occasion through a virtual event on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
A dedicated group of staff and faculty, in consultation with Thayer students, will review options for alternative dates for our postponed Investiture and help plan the virtual gathering. Additional information about the schedule, format, and program of the virtual event will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please refer to Thayer’s Investiture Page for the most up-to-date information.
While this is not the culmination of your Dartmouth experience we hoped for, please know that your faculty and the greater Thayer community are incredibly proud of your accomplishments and celebrate all that you have achieved.
As Dartmouth engineers, you have been given incredible gifts — a deep understanding of humanity and our challenges, the ability to persist in the face of adversity, and the knack for working within and across teams to find collaborative solutions towards a better future. The world needs Dartmouth engineers, now more than ever.
I look forward to acknowledging your achievements this June, and even more so, in the future when we can congratulate and honor you in person.