2019 Investiture

Saturday, June 8, 10:00am

Thayer School of Engineering's 2019 Investiture ceremony will take place Saturday, June 8th in Spaulding Auditorium. The speaker is astrophysicist and NSF Director France Córdova. Thayer School Investiture is part of Dartmouth's Commencement Program. Dartmouth's ceremony will take place Sunday, June 9th on the Green.

Tossing of the capsInvestiture Program



Recognition of 2019 Award Recipients

See academic prize/award descriptions.

Outstanding Service Award for Staff

Outstanding Service Award for Faculty

Woodhouse Excellence in Teaching Award

2019 Robert Fletcher Award Recipient

PhD Hooding Ceremony

Student Remarks

Conferring of Hoods

Closing Remarks



The Investiture ceremony will take place in Spaulding Auditorium in the Hopkins Center.

Photos and Videos

Investiture photos will be available for free download from Thayer School's Flickr site. Videos will be posted on Thayer School's YouTube channel.

Information for 2019 Graduates

Investiture Ceremony

Stephanie Emenyonu '16 Th'17 Th'18 Caps, gowns, and hoods for BE, MEM, and MS candidates should be pre-ordered online.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to order is Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The cost for BE regalia is $22.00, for Masters, $29.50, and can be paid with a credit card at the time of order.

Doctoral candidates, please go to the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies website to order your regalia. The deadline is Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Cap and gown pick up will be on June 6 and 7, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm in room 132 Hopkins Center (Hop Garage Space), located across from the Hopkins Center Cafe. Hoods will be ordered by Thayer School and distributed at Investiture. There will also be a full variety of gowns available for those who do not pre-order, but payment will be cash only. The caps and gowns are recyclable and if you do not plan to keep them, you can recycle them in one of the regalia recycling containers located at Thayer School, Tuck School, Collis, or on the Green. If you have a black cap and gown from your undergraduate graduation, it is fine to use that, and you do not need to place an order for the hood, Thayer School will place the order.

It is important that all Thayer School students have their regalia by 4:30pm on Friday, June 7, as our Investiture Ceremony is on Saturday morning at 10:00 am.

On Saturday, June 8 students must assemble promptly at 9:15am in the Faulkner Auditorium in the Hopkins Center. Caps and gowns should be worn with appropriate attire at the Investiture ceremony.

Commencement Exercises

Dartmouth Commencement exercises will be held on Sunday, June 9. Thayer School students should assemble in front of Wentworth Hall promptly at 8:30am. In the event of rain, Thayer students will gather inside of Dartmouth Hall. Caps, gowns, and hoods should be worn with the proper attire. The Academic Procession is at 9:00am; Commencement begins at 9:30am. For AB/BE students, you will process in with the senior class; hence you will assemble in Leede Arena.

Graduates and their families may order up to five copies of a commemorative program listing this year’s participants, honors, and awards.

Graduation Announcements

Non-personalized graduation announcements may be purchased at the Dartmouth Co-op starting in March for $1.00 each. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. You may order announcements online through the Dartmouth Co-op or visit their store at 21 South Main Street in Hanover.

Personalized graduation announcements are also available through the following:

Directions to Thayer School and Parking

See directions to Thayer School of Engineering.

Parking will be available in both Ledyard and Dewey Lots and there will be free shuttle bus services to the Hopkins Center. Guests who need handicap accessibility should use the Lebanon Street entrance to the Hopkins Center. After the ceremony there will be a shuttle service from the Hopkins Center back to Thayer School for the reception and then from Thayer School to Ledyard and Dewey Lots.

For more information about parking on campus during Commencement weekend, see Parking on Dartmouth's Commencement website.

Housing and Dining

See Dartmouth's Commencement site for information about on-campus dormitory housing for families and graduates and off-campus accommodations.

Dining options, both on-campus and in the Upper Valley area, are also listed on Dartmouth's Commencement site.