Attending Dartmouth’s annual homecoming typically involves packing a bag and booking a flight or driving a few hours to Hanover. This year, you’ll just need to heat up the cocoa, don your Dartmouth apparel, and pull up a comfy chair.
In a sign of the times, we’ll be gathering online this year for Home Sweet Dartmouth Homecoming, a virtual celebration taking place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3.
Dartmouth alumni and staff have worked diligently to put together an engaging lineup of creative, thoughtful, and entertaining events for the entire weekend.
“Gathering together—even virtually--with other Dartmouth alumni, parents, and friends will be a much-needed lift in these difficult times,” says Cheryl Bascomb ’82, Vice President of Alumni Relations. “This community, bound by Dartmouth, exemplifies the enduring spirit and regard we have for each other—and for our beloved traditions. We need to use these traditions to reach out to each other, to work together to create a strong and inclusive community.”
The weekend kicks off Friday with a 2020-style take on Dartmouth Night festivities. We will enjoy a virtual parade, look back at the Best Bonfires Ever, hear from leadership and student-athletes, and enjoy highlight performances of recent Dartmouth Idols—and even have our Dartmouth Night fireworks
In keeping with Dartmouth tradition, members of the incoming Class of 2024 will sign boards that will be preserved to help fuel next year’s reunion bonfire. The signing will be recorded and will be included in this year’s bonfires video.
Home Sweet Dartmouth Homecoming events also include:
- Navigating College Admissions, a workshop for parents of college-bound students
- Rethinking Museum Curation for Long-Term Change, presented by the Hood Museum of Art
- Changing the Faces of Our Democracy, moderated by Dr. Matthew Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History
- Is It Time to Scrap the Electoral College? presented by Linda Fowler, Professor of Government, Emerita
- Gridiron Memories (a Big Green retrospective from the football archives), and
- Alumni virtual tailgating events
“We want to invite all Dartmouth alumni, from every class and every country, to join in this warm celebration of unity, to re-connect virtually with old friends and maybe make some new ones. Each of us has our own Dartmouth experience and all are welcome to bring those experiences and perspectives to this unique take on Homecoming this year,” Bascomb says.
For a full schedule of events and registration, go to alumni.dartmouth.edu/dartmouth-homecoming.
We’ll see you there!