2014 Investiture

Saturday, June 7, 10:00am

Thayer School of Engineering's 2014 Investiture ceremony will take place in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center. The speaker is David Kelley, founder and chairman of IDEO, founder of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, and the Donald W. Whittier Professor at Stanford University.

Thayer School Investiture is part of the Dartmouth College Commencement Program. Dartmouth's Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 8 on the Green.

Please contact Thayer School's Academic and Student Affairs Office at (603) 646-3801 or email Daryl.Laware@Dartmouth.edu if you have any questions about Thayer School's Investiture program.

Students throwing capsInvestiture Program



2014 Robert Fletcher Award Recipient

Recognition of 2014 Award Recipients

Excellence in Teaching Award

Outstanding Service Award for Faculty

Outstanding Service Award for Staff

Conferring of Hoods

Closing Remarks



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

Information for 2014 Graduates

Investiture Ceremony

Investiture Speakers Caps, gowns, and hoods for B.E., M.E.M., and M.S. candidates should be pre-ordered online. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to order is May 15, 2014. The cost for B.E. regalia is $20, for Masters, $27, and can be paid with a credit card at the time of order. Cap and gown pick up will be on June 5 and 6, 2014 from 9:00am-4:00pm in Paganucci Lounge, 1953 Commons. 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 6, as our Investiture Ceremony is on Saturday morning at 10:00am.

Doctoral candidates will receive information from Dartmouth Graduate Studies on how to order regalia and where to pick it up.

On Saturday, June 7 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 8. Thayer School students should assemble in front of Wentworth Hall promptly at 9:00am. 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 9:30am; Commencement begins at 10:00am. For A.B./B.E. students, you will process in with the senior class; hence you will assemble in Leede Arena.

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 in the lot adjacent to Thayer School will be limited. Additional parking is provided in the Ledyard Lot on Boathouse Road (see map below). There will be free shuttle bus services from the Thayer School parking lot and the Ledyard Lot 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.

Thayer School Map
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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.


Videos of the Investiture ceremony can be purchased from Computing Services.