Commencement 2018

Find stories and information about Dartmouth’s commencement ceremony.

Speeches

Commencement Address by Mindy Kaling ’01

Valedictory to the Graduating Students by President Phil Hanlon ’77

Valedictory to the College by Nicholas Norwitz ’18

Photos

Photos from commencement weekend

Commencement News

Dartmouth Confers 1,972 Degrees at Commencement

Geisel Celebrates 77 New MD Graduates at Class Day

Four Dartmouth Graduates Receive Military Commissions

Commencement Notes for the Dartmouth Class of 2018

Four Valedictorians and Six Salutatorians Are Named

Portraits of Leadership: 2018 Class Marshals

Actor and Author Mindy Kaling ’01 to Speak at Commencement

Dartmouth to Award Six Honorary Degrees at Commencement

Photos From Commencement Weekend

Honorary Degree Citations

Peter M. Fahey ’68

The Honorable Frank J. Guarini ’46

William Holmes ’79

Sylvia Kaaya

Mindy Kaling ’01

David M. Rubenstein

Stories on the Class of 2018

Exploring Black Women’s History in Costume and Spoken Word

Alumna and Student Named Yenching Scholars

Allison Gelman ’18 Named a Gaither Junior Fellow

Eric Thorpe '18 Vies for $100,000 on 'Jeopardy!

Nicholas Norwitz ’18 Named a Keasbey Scholar

Alpine Skier Staci Mannella '18 to Compete in 2018 Paralympics 

Jared Duker Lichtman ’18 Named Churchill Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 22 From the Class of 2018

Student Creates 'Green2Go' Food Takeout Program

Student-Designed Survey App Draws Investors

Two Students Help Translate Novel From Arabic Into English

Seven Students of Russian Earn National Honors

Emily Carr ’18 Wins Scholarship to Study Chinese

Hassan Hassen ’18 Named Pickering Fellow

Student Scientists Win Goldwater Scholarships

In South Africa, Students Make a Major Fossil Discovery

Student Adventurers Finish Fall Term Far From Campus

Dartmouth’s Fed Challenge Team Heads to Nationals in D.C.

Students Campaign for Federal Food Policy Reform 

Two Undergraduates Named Udall Scholars

Sophomore Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Past Commencement Speeches

2017: Jake Tapper ’91

2016: Leymah Gbowee

2015: David Brooks

2014: Shonda Rhimes ’91

Commencement Miscellany

Commencement Treasures

The first Dartmouth commencement

What is the medal the president wears during commencement?

How are honorary degree recipients selected?

Photos: Heirlooms and artifacts

What are the names of all of Dartmouth’s commencement speakers?

What is the large silver cup seen on stage during the commencement ceremony?

What is the podium that is used at commencement?

Are Dartmouth diplomas printed on paper or parchment?

What do the flags on the Green during commencement stand for?

What’s the story with those walking sticks?