Community Graduation Celebrations

OPAL COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND EVENTS JUNE 2019

Celebrate with us in commemorating the Class of 2019!

Lorna C. Hill ’73 Black Graduation and Awards Celebration
Friday, June 7 • 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Class of 1953 Commons

The Lorna C. Hill '73 Graduation, Kente Stole, and Awards Celebration is a culminating recognition celebration for graduating seniors who identify as part of the Black community. During the Kente Stole Ceremony, students are initiated into the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA) and stoles are received by students to wear during the campus-wide commencement ceremony.

First Generation and/or Low Income (FGLI) Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 8 • 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Shabazz Center for Intellectual Inquiry – Front Lawn

The First Generation and/or Low Income Graduation Celebration celebrates First Generation students at the culmination of their undergraduate career. This is a time for celebration with friends, family, and community members as well as a space for students to come together and applaud each other as they look towards the future and reflect on their First Gen experiences.

¡Si Se Pudo! Latinx Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, June 8 • 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Moore Hall Plateau

Latinx Graduation is a time and space to recognize graduating students in the Latinx, Hispanic, and Caribbean student communities. Family, friends, and loved ones are invited to celebrate graduates and students are given community stoles and flag pins to wear during the campus-wide commencement ceremony. This event also marks our students' welcome to the Dartmouth Association of Latinx Alumni (DALA).

Pan Asian Family & International Student Graduation Reception
Sunday, June 9 • 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Novack Café

This year, we invite international students and students from our Pan Asian community to join together in a reception immediately following Commencement. We hope to offer students, their families, and other loved ones an opportunity to celebrate graduating students' accomplishments together before they return to their respective communities and countries.

For accommodations and/or more information, email [email protected].

Lavender Graduation

The PRIDE Banquet and Lavender Graduation is the closing event for PRIDE week and serves as a celebration and recognition of the contributions of current students to the Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ community. Graduating students are honored with rainbow tassels and have their accomplishments celebrated.

Lorna C. Hill Black Graduation

Formerly known as the Black Baccalaureate, The Lorna C Hill, '73 Graduation and Awards Celebration is a culminating recognition celebration for graduating seniors who identify as part of the Black community. During the Stole Ceremony, students are initiated into the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA), and stoles are received by students to wear during the campus-wide official graduation ceremony. The celebration typically takes place the Friday of Senior Week/Graduation Weekend.

LatinX Graduation ¡Si Se Pudo!

During the ¡Si Se Pudo! Latinx Graduation Ceremony, the Latinx community comes together to celebrate the contributions of graduating seniors. Seniors offer words of advice to fellow students and stoles are awarded to wear during graduation.

Pan Asian Family Reception

During the Pan Asian Family Reception, students and their families come together to recognize the contributions of graduates and celebrate the completion of their undergraduate degree. The event immediately follows Commencement.

International Student Graduation Luncheon

The International Student Graduation Luncheon offers students, their families, and other loved ones an opportunity to celebrate graduating students' accomplishments together before they return to their respective communities and countries. The event immediately follows Commencement.

First Generation Low Income Commencement Ceremony

The First Generation Low Income Commencement Celebration celebrates First Generation students at the culmination of their undergraduate career. A time for celebration with friends, family and community, students come together to applaud each other, look towards the future, and reflect on their First Gen experiences.