Senior Week

Senior Week includes a variety of events for the graduating class planned by their Class Council with the support of the Collis Center for Student Involvement. For complete Commencement details and updates, please check the College's Commencement Page.

Senior Week Schedule 2019

We'll be updating this list with events as Senior Week approaches!

Regalia Pick-up

Regalia will be available for pick-up in The Hop Garage Room 132, Hopkins Center (Across from Courtyard Café) on Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be limited regalia available for purchase for $27, Cash only.

For full details on Commencement, see the official 2019 Commencement brochure.

Monday, June 3

6:00PM-7:30PM: Last Dinner @ FOCO 

1953 Commons
  • You voted for your favorite FOCO meals...and FOCO will be cooking them! You must bring your Dartmouth ID to enter. If you do not have any swipes left, Senior Class Council will cover your meal!

8:00PM-10:00PM: Around the World Tails

Check in at ONE Wheelock at 7:45pm (must check in by 8:45pm for drink tickets)
  • Come meet others who will be in the same city/area after graduation. Hosted at various restaurants around town.  Check in at ONE WHEELOCK for FREE DRINK TICKETS & locations!

Tuesday, June 4

8:30PM: Pub Trivia

Collis Common Ground
  • One last chance to test your knowledge about pop culture, history, and of course, Dartmouth. There will be prizes. Beer & cider will be served.  *Dartmouth and state IDs required.*

Wednesday, June 5

"19's Last Chances"

9:00AM and 1:00PM: Dartmouth Steam Tunnel Tours

Location: Meet in front of the heating plant (the building with the large steam tower), directly behind New Hamp.

Take a tour of Dartmouth's underground steam tunnels that wind under the green! Spots are first come first serve, so make sure to show up early. First 35 at each time slot will get to go on the tour.

10:00AM-1:00PM: Commemorative Poster Printing

Book Arts Workshop (outside Orozco Room in Baker Library)
  • Want to finally take advantage of one of those workshops you’ve been meaning to get to? Come print a special poster just for the Class of 2019.

11:00AM-1:00PM: Bartlett Tower Open Hours

  • Climb the 86 steps to the top of the 71-foot-tall stone structure built between 1885 and 1895.

11:00AM: DOC Gile Hike

1 PM- 3PM: Jewelry Studio Open Hours

Hopkins Center Basement (across from Paddock Music Library)
  • Come and make a bracelet, ring, or some earrings!

2:00PM-4:00PM: Free Ben & Jerry's

Collis Patio (Rain Location: One Wheelock)

6:00PM-8:00PM: Daniel Webster Dinner

LOCATION UPDATE - Leverone Field House (due to rain)
  • In honor of Dartmouth's 250th anniversary, the College's annual Daniel Webster Dinners have been combined into a single dinner for the senior class to celebrate together as you join the alumni body. During the evening, you will enjoy a delicious dinner with your friends, hear reflections from President Hanlon, and learn about the many opportunities to stay connected to the College after graduation. 

8:30pm: Outdoor Movie - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Location Collis Patio (Rain Location: Common Ground)
  • Join us for a free screening of the animated adaptation of Marvel's Spider-Man. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.


9:30AM-6:00PM: Senior Day @ Dartmouth Co-op

  • 25% off the entire store for graduates. (Must show your student ID to get discount)

11AM-3:00PM: Free Rentals at Ledyard

  • Come down to Ledyard and take out a canoe/kayak/paddle board and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut River one last time before graduation! Free rentals!

1:30PM-3:45PM: Baker Tower Tours

Meet in First Floor Berry (outside the door of the stacks)
  • One last chance to get a bird’s eye view of Hanover. Cross it off the bucket list. *Must arrive at 1:30pm or earlier to be assigned a tour time as tours fill up quickly*

3:00PM-6:00PM: Gold Coast Beer Garden

  • Enjoy a barbecue, lawn games, live music, beer & cider with the Class of 2019.
  • For all graduating seniors. *Dartmouth and state IDs required.* Seniors may bring up to 2 guests per student ID. Guests under 21 not allowed. Guests must be pre-registered using this form.  Registration is open until Wednesday, June 5 at 4:00pm.

Friday, June 7

11:30 PM-12:45 PM: Class Connections Barbecue with Class of 1969

Collis Patio
  • Cap off your Class Connections experience by enjoying a delicious barbecue with the Class of 1969!

3:30-4:30PM: Mimosas at the Museum

Russo Atrium, Hood Museum
  • The Hood Museum of Art is hosting this event for graduates and their families. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and giveaways.

5:30PM-7:30PM: President’s Reception

14 Webster Avenue (Rain Location: Alumni Hall)
  • Please join President Philip J. Hanlon ‘77 and Gail Gentes at a reception for graduates and their guests.

9:30PM: Glee Club Commencement Concert

Spaulding Auditorium
  • The Dartmouth College Glee Club is a group of 40+ serious choral singers, led by Louis Burkot since 1981. Its ever-increasing repertory spans four centuries, with a distinguished performance history including many of the masterworks of choral-orchestral literature, fully staged Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with all-student casts, large and small a cappella works and the cherished songs of Dartmouth College. Recent concerts have included a fully staged and choreographed performance of Leonard Bernstein’s opera Candide and a program of festive English madrigals from the 16th and 17th centuries coupled with courtly music from Henry Purcell’s masque The Fairy Queen. In addition, the Glee Club regularly tours each spring break.

Saturday, June 8

9:00AM: Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal

Leede Arena

10:15AM: Class Day Exercises

BEMA (Rain Location: Leverone Field House)

12:00PM (or earlier - as soon as Class Day has finished): Class Photo

Immediately following Class Day, in front of Dartmouth Hall (Rain location: Leverone Field House)

3:00PM: Baccalaureate

Rollins Chapel
  • A multifaith service for all graduates and their guests. This service begins at 3:00PM; doors will open at 2:30PM.

5:00PM: Dartmouth Wind Ensemble Concert

The College Green
  • Celebrate Commencement with a Concert on the Green. This event is free and will take place just beside the Commencement Main Stage. No tickets required.

8:00-11:00PM: Graduation Gala

Collis Center
  • The Collis Center invites all members of the graduating class to a casual celebration in your student center.  An evening of food and live entertainment await.   Bring your family and friends.

11:00PM: Seniors, Set a Watch

Special Event, Meet at Collis Patio
  • Join your classmates for a special Dartmouth tradition as we end our time as undergraduates at the College on the Hill. Full details to be blitzed out on the day of the event.

Sunday, June 9th

***Arrive at Leede Arena promptly at 8:15am to line up***

Doors close at 8:30am


The College Green

  • 8:35AM: Baker Library Bells. Guests are encouraged to take their seats by 8:45 a.m.
  • 9:00AM: Academic Procession
  • 9:30AM: Commencement Ceremony

Immediately following the ceremony: diploma distribution in Baker Main Hall, Baker-Berry Library

For complete Commencement details and updates, please check