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Visiting Dartmouth in:

Fall at Dartmouth

Only in autumn. Students share what makes fall on this campus so vibrant, so rejuvenating, so absolutely Dartmouth.

Campus in Fall

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Photo of the crew team on the Conneticut River in the fall

Fall kicks off the school year and sports are back in full swing. From an early morning row on the Connecticut River to a late evening practice on the field hockey turf, students are out and exploring a variety of athletic opportunities. 

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Connect to nature. Connect to the world. At Dartmouth, you can do both. With 237 acres, there's plenty here to explore, but as the smallest Ivy League school, the term most frequently used for our community is 'close knit.' 

Fall Traditions

Fall at Dartmouth

Photo of community around a Diwali light display

In October the community celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. In addition to lighting 5000 lamps on the Green, the celebration includes a Lakshmi puja, cultural performances, and an Indian vegetarian dinner. 

Photo of students carving pumpkins at the Organic Farm

Food Day at Dartmouth celebrates healthy and affordable food that's produced with care for the environment, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. Apple picking, pumpkin carving, movie screenings, and discussions with people like author Michael Pollan are all part of the event.

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The Robert Frost collection at Dartmouth is one of the largest and most important collections of Frost's work, including printed materials, manuscripts and letters, photographs, and audio resources.

Learn more about the Robert Frost Collection