Rekindle Your Dartmouth Spirit

October 6-7, 2017 (Yale)

First held on September 17, 1895, Dartmouth Night was introduced by President William Jewett Tucker to give the College a day to invite alumni back to their alma mater and to unequivocally celebrate their achievements. 

Today, this more than century-old tradition continues and we invite you to come home to Dartmouth for a fun, fall weekend in Hanover. In addition to the annual parade and bonfire, you can join engaging lectures by Dartmouth scholars, introduce your family to campus, cheer on the Big Green, and gather with classmates and friends.

Can’t make it home for Homecoming? Now you can feel the glow of the bonfire and enjoy a beloved Dartmouth tradition virtually from nearly anywhere in the world. Gather your Dartmouth friends and family and tune in to Facebook Live to watch the bonfire directly from the Green. Join us at 8:30 p.m. on October 6 online and let us know where you’ll be tuning in from by using #DartmouthHomecoming on social media.

Homecoming Events

  • Oct
    06
    graduates throwing hats in the air
    Cook Auditorium, Hanover, NH
    2:00pm to 4:30pm

    Led by Lee Coffin, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid, the case studies workshop introduces participants to the selective admissions process. Workshop participants will review aspects of sample...

  • Oct
    06
    Baker Library Information Desk
    2:00pm to 4:30pm

    Self-guided visit. 150 free tickets will be distributed beginning at 2 p.m. in numbered groups of 10. Groups will take the tour in order of their group number from 2–4:30 p.m. Each tour will take approximately 10 minutes to...

  • Oct
    06
    James Wright
    Room 003, Rockefeller Center
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    In Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War, President Emeritus James Wright ’64a reminded us of the human face of combat. He provided a full and critical overview of the steps that led a generation to the war and how...

  • Oct
    06
    Dartoberfest sign
    Tent, Alumni Gym lawn
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Dartmouth Alumni Relations invites the entire Dartmouth community to join us before the parade for food, drink, and fun! Adjacent to the main tent you will find the DARToberfest beer garden; beer service is limited to alumni and...

  • Oct
    06
    President Hanlon and Gail Gentes riding in green convertible at parade
    Crosby Street (off East Wheelock Street between Topliff Hall and tennis courts)
    6:15pm

    Note: the parade will begin in the same place as in previous years, but the route has changed.

  • Oct
    06
    upperclass students at homecoming parade
    Corner of Crosby and Wheelock Streets
    7:00pm

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