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.

Homecoming Events

  • Oct
    06
    Dartmouth alumni walking in parade holding class year banners
    Along Lebanon and Main Streets and around the Dartmouth Green
    7:30pm to 8:00pm

    Show your class pride as you join your class and Dartmouth athletic teams for a festive loop through Hanover. Don't forget to wear your class sweater. 

  • Oct
    06
    Dartmouth Night Ceremonies
    Steps of Dartmouth Hall
    8:00pm

    Speakers: President Philip J. Hanlon ’77; Martha Beattie ’76, vice president for alumni relations; Harry Sheehy ’55a, director, athletics and recreation; and Jack P. Steinberg '88, president, Dartmouth Alumni...

  • Oct
    06
    Dartmouth Green
    8:30pm

    Dartmouth's Homecoming bonfire is a beloved tradition that dates back to 1888. Cheer for the Class of 2021 as they light the fire and celebrate the warmth of the Dartmouth spirit.

  • Oct
    06
    1769 Society logo
    Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts
    8:45pm

    By invitation only

  • Oct
    06
    Dartmouth family enjoying post-glow reception
    Dartmouth Green
    9:00pm

    Stay warm with the spark of the Dartmouth spirit. Enjoy refreshments and mingle with alumni from around the globe.

  • Oct
    07
    Steam tunnel tours
    Meet at the north side entrance of heating plant, facing New Hampshire Hall
    9:30am

    Limited to the first 35 people. This tour takes participants into the power plant and close to machinery, boilers, and loud noises.

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