2018 Class Day & Commencement Weekend

We will be updating this site regularly as information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hoisington at (603) 650-1509 (office) or via email at: Tina.L.Hoisington@Dartmouth.edu.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, May 29th
6pm - AOA Dinner, location TBD

Wednesday, May 30th
10am to 1pm - Student Regalia pick up (location TBD)

Thursday, May 31st
8am to 11pm - Individual Photos (location TBD)
12pm - Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Induction (location TBD)
5:30pm - Faculty Farewell Remarks - DHMC Auditoriums E & F

Faculty Speakers: TBA

Friday, June 1st
9:00am - Student Marching Rehearsal, (Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center)
4pm - Awards Ceremony, (Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center)
     Reception immediately following, (Alumni Hall)

Saturday, June 2nd
8am - Students Class Photo, (Moore Theater, Hopkins Center)
8:30am - Line Up (location TBD)
9am - Processional begins (Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center)
     Light reception immediately following, (Alumni Hall)

Keynote speaker: George E. Thibault, MD, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
George E. Thibault, MD became the seventh president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in January 2008. Immediately prior to that, he served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Partners Healthcare System in Boston and Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He was the first Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at HMS and is now the Federman Professor, Emeritus.
Dr. Thibault previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as Chief of Medicine at the Harvard affiliated Brockton/West Roxbury VA Hospital. He was Associate Chief of Medicine and Director of the Internal Medical Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). At the MGH he also served as Director of the Medical ICU and the Founding Director of the Medical Practice Evaluation Unit.
For nearly four decades at HMS, Dr. Thibault played leadership roles in many aspects of undergraduate and graduate medical education. He played a central role in the New Pathway Curriculum reform and was a leader in the new Integrated Curriculum reform at HMS. He was the Founding Director of the Academy at HMS, which was created to recognize outstanding teachers and to promote innovations in medical education. Throughout his career he has been recognized for his roles in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. In addition to his teaching, his research has focused on the evaluation of practices and outcomes of medical intensive care and variations in the use of cardiac technologies.
Dr. Thibault is Chairman of the Board of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and he serves on the Board of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Institute on Medicine as a Profession, and the Lebanese American University. He serves on the President’s White House Fellows Commission and for twelve years he chaired the Special Medical Advisory Group for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. He is past President of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association and Past Chair of Alumni Relations at HMS. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Thibault graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University in 1965 and magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1969. He completed his internship and residency in Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also trained in Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute in Bethesda and at Guys Hospital in London, and served as Chief Resident in Medicine at MGH.
Dr. Thibault has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors from Georgetown (Ryan Prize in Philosophy, Alumni Prize, and Cohongaroton Speaker) and Harvard (Alpha Omega Alpha, Henry Asbury Christian Award and Society of Fellows). He has been a visiting Scholar both at the Institute of Medicine and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Professor of Medicine at numerous medical schools in the U.S. and abroad.


Assembly & Marching Information for Faculty/Administrators

Saturday, June 2nd Geisel's Class Day Ceremony
8am - Meet & Greet with the Geisel Class Day Speaker (Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center)
Light breakfast served
8:30am - Robing and Line Up (Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center)

Sunday, June 10th - Commencement
8:35am - Robing and Line Up, Front entrance of Hopkins Center
9:30am - Processional Begins


Faculty Regalia

Please contact Conferences and Events at Conferences.and.events@dartmouth.edu to order and for additional information regarding regalia.


If your family intends to stay in local hotels/motels, we advise making reservations now; Visit Graduation Week Lodging Guide.

Special Requests (Deadline: May 14)

Hearing enhancement equipment and special seating arrangements for students and guests with mobility limitations are available for the Class Day and the Commencement ceremonies. For reservations, further information, or if any other access related arrangements are required, please contact Tina Hoisington at (603) 650-1509 or at Tina.L.Hoisington@Dartmouth.edu.

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Future Class Day Dates (Geisel Only)
June 1, 2019