2019 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:

Wednesday, May 29th
10am to 1pm - Student Regalia pick up
Location: Remsen Student Lounge

Thursday, May 30th
9am to 1pm – Individual Photo’s
Location: Remsen 3 Lounge
12pm - Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Induction

Friday, May 31st
9:00am - Student Marching Rehearsal and Special Hooder Rehearsal
Location: Spaulding Auditorium
4pm - Awards Ceremony
Location: Spaulding Auditorium
Reception immediately following in Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center

Saturday, June 1st - Geisel's Class Day Ceremony
8am - Meet & Greet with the Geisel Class Day Speaker (FOR FACULTY ONLY)
Location: Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
8:30am - Faculty Robing and Line Up
Location: Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
9am - Processional begins
Location: Spaulding Auditorium

Keynote speaker:
Anne Schuchat, MD
Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rear Admiral (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service

Dr. Schuchat began her public health career in 1988 when she came to CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. She is currently CDC principal deputy director, a role she has held since 2015. She served as acting CDC director from January-July 2017 and again from January – March 2018. She was the first director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases from 2006-2015. Other CDC leadership posts include: acting director of the Center for Global Health (2012-13) and the National Center for Infectious Diseases (2005) as well as Chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch (1998-2005). Dr. Schuchat was the initial medical director of ABCs – the Active Bacterial Core surveillance of the Emerging Infections Program Network and spearheaded prevention of newborn infection from group B streptococcal disease in the 1990s. She was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service in 2006 and earned a second star in 2010 before retiring in 2018. Dr. Schuchat was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2008.

Dr. Schuchat has played key roles in a number of CDC emergency responses. She served as Chief Health Officer for CDC’s 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza response; led the CDC team responding to the SARS outbreak in Beijing in 2003; and supported the Washington D.C. field team during the 2001 bioterrorist anthrax response.

Globally, Dr. Schuchat has worked in West Africa on meningitis, pneumonia, and Ebola vaccine trials; in South Africa on surveillance and prevention projects, and represented technical and health research institutes as a member of the GAVI Alliance board. She has authored or co-authored more than 230 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews. Her contributions have been recognized by receipt of USPHS Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medals, the USPHS Physician Research Officer of the Year, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases John P. Utz Leadership Award and an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Swarthmore College. Dr. Schuchat graduated with highest honors from Swarthmore College and with honors from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at NYU’s Manhattan VA Hospital.


Assembly & Marching Information for Faculty/Administrators

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


Faculty Regalia

Please contact Tina Hoisington at Tina.L.Hoisington@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 17)

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 6, 2020