Guests are invited to join the graduates at this event.
Immediately following the Commencement rehearsal, seniors will process to the Bema for Class Day (Leverone Field House in case of rain), entering the Bema at approximately 10:00 a.m. The program will include speeches by seniors and faculty, as well as an awards ceremony. Guests are invited to join the graduates at this event.
The Bema is located at the end of a wide gravel path that branches off of Observatory Road behind North Fayerweather. Parking is very limited near the Bema, so guests should plan their travel time to accommodate walking to the event. The space is an outdoor amphitheater with a limited number of chairs for guests, available on a first come, first served basis. Since many guests will need to sit on the ground, family and friends are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on. Seniors will sit together on the grass in an area in front of the stage. Much of the terrain is hilly and rocky; however the space is wheelchair accessible. We recommend guests with mobility disabilities arrive by 9:30 a.m.
Immediately following Class Day, the seniors will gather in front of Dartmouth Hall for a class photo.
Ceremony participants who wish to request disability-related arrangements should contact Kathleen Cunneen in the Undergraduate Deans Office at (603) 646-2243 or Undergraduate Deans Office . Requests can be made at any time, but some types of adjustments take several weeks to arrange. Therefore, please request adjustments as soon as possible.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.