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.

Regalia Pick-up & Purchase

Regalia pick-up and purchase is in Hop Garage 132 (across from Courtyard Cafe) on Thursday June 8, Friday June 9, and Saturday June 10 from 9am-4pm. These sales are Cash Only - $26

Monday, June 5

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 2017.

6:00PM-7:30PM: Last Dinner @ FOCO + Freshman Dorm Reunion

1953 Commons
  • You voted for your favorite FOCO meals...and FOCO will be cooking them! Come to FOCO Dark Side and grab a spot at the table marked with your freshman dorm! You must bring your Dartmouth ID to enter.

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

Check in at ONE Wheelock at 7:45pm (must check in by 9pm 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 6

11:00AM-1:00PM: “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Senior Brunch

Collis Common Ground
  • Enjoy brunch with your classmates, write letters for your class time capsule or special folks who deserve a thank you, and meet your Class of 2017 Executive Committee - your class officers after graduation.

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 7

12:00PM-3:30pm: Camp Dartmouth Field Day

Channing Cox Lawn
  • Relive the wonders of sophomore summer and have some outdoor fun in honor of our classmates Adam Wright, Tate Ramsden & Summer Hammond.  Join us for a cookout from Stinson’s plus a slip & slide, dunk tank, inflatables & more. We’re also covering rentals for graduates from Ledyard Canoe Club + a final chance to try your hand at the Climbing Gym. RAIN DATE: Friday, June 9, 1:30-4:30pm

3:00PM-5:00PM: Senior Class Gift Ice Cream Truck Reception

Mass Row
  • All ‘17s are welcomed to join us at the Senior Class Gift Ice Cream Truck Reception—Wednesday, June 7th from 3-5 PM on Mass Row! If you've made your Senior Class Gift, your first cone is on us! Haven’t made your gift? Make it at the reception. The Happy Cow Truck will offer up soft-serve (with green sprinkles, of course) and other non-dairy items like shaved ice. Thanks for doing something sweet for the Class of 2021!

8:30pm: Outdoor Movie: Ghostbusters (2016)

Collis Patio
  • Join us for a movie under the stars & s'mores on the Collis Patio!


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

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

12:00PM-2:00PM: Baker Tower Tours

Meet in Baker-Berry Passage
  • One last chance to get a bird’s eye view of Hanover. Cross it off the bucket list.

3:00PM-6:30PM: Gold Coast Beer Garden

  • Enjoy a barbecue, lawn games, live music, beer & cider with the Class of 2017.
  • 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 7 at 4:00pm.

Friday, June 9

11:45AM-12:45PM: Class Connections Barbecue with Class of 1967

Collis Patio
  • Cap off your Class Connections experience by enjoying a delicious barbecue with the Class of 1967!

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

Hood Downtown
  • 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. 

Saturday, June 10

9:00AM: Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal

Leede Arena

10:15AM: Class Day Exercises

BEMA (Rain Location: Leverone Field House)

12:00PM: 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 11th

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

Doors close at 8:30am


The College Green

  • 8:25AM: Class of 1879 Trumpeters
  • 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