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. Learn more about visiting campus or find a place to book your stay.

Homecoming Events

  • Oct
    28
    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
    28
    students
    Location to be confirmed
    2:00pm to 4:30pm

    Led by the Dartmouth College Office of Admissions, this case studies workshop will introduce participants to the selective admissions process. Workshop participants will review sample college applications, join a mock admissions...

  • Oct
    28
    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
    28
    DARToberfest
    Tent, Alumni Gym lawn
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    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...

  • Oct
    28
    Parade
    Crosby Street (off East Wheelock Street between Topliff Hall and tennis courts)
    6:15pm to 7:00pm

    Cars and bands gather for the Dartmouth Night Parade.

  • Oct
    28
    Parade
    Corner of Crosby and Lebanon streets
    7:00pm to 7:30pm

    Alumni and sophomores, juniors, and seniors gather for the Dartmouth Night Parade.

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