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Thayer Investiture Ceremony



11:45am - 2:00pm ET

Memorial Field

Held the day before Dartmouth Commencement, Thayer Investiture honors graduating BE, MEM, MEng, MS, and PhD students through the presentation of academic hoods and awards. The processional begins at 11:45am and the ceremony will take place at noon on Memorial Field, rain or shine.

Ernest J. Moniz, the US Secretary of Energy from 2013 to 2017, will deliver the keynote address and has been named this year's recipient of the Fletcher Award. At the Department of Energy, Moniz advanced clean energy technology innovation and negotiated the Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State.

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2021 Investiture


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