Blaze a Trail Home

October 28–29, 2016

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! Our fun, fall weekend in Hanover will feature events for all ages. 

NEW! This year we will livestream the Back to Class faculty lecture, Countdown to Election 2016. You can begin viewing the faculty panel on Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. 

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Homecoming Events

  • Oct
    Capitol Steps
    Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts

    7 pm show is sold-out! Late show added—purchase tickets at or call 603.646.2422. Just in time for the presidential election, The Capitol Steps are back! Thirty-five years after starting as Senate...

  • Oct
    Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center (Tuck Mall)
    2:00pm to 4:30pm

    Led by Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Lee Coffin, this workshop will introduce participants to the selective admissions process. Dean Coffin will lead participants through the different...

  • Oct
    Baker Bell Tower tour
    Information Desk, Baker-Berry Library, Hanover, NH
    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
    Hood compass logo
    Hood Downtown, 53 S. Main Street, Hanover, NH
    3:30pm to 5:30pm

    Meet John Stomberg, the inaugural Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, and mingle with friends at the Hood Downtown – a new storefront exhibition space in Hanover. View the work of contemporary French...

  • Oct
    Leede Arena, Hanover, NH

    Dartmouth women's volleyball team against Princeton at Leede Arena.

  • Oct
    Tent, Alumni Gym lawn
    5:00pm to 6:45pm

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