Dartmouth students share how they push the very limits of the season with rich traditions that couldn’t happen at any other time of year—or anywhere else on the planet.
Today was the first day in weeks that it's snowed in Hanover, and it's been an adventure to say the least.
Unpopular Dartmouth opinion: I am not a huge fan of the cold. I don't know how to ski or snowboard, and I think it's absolutely frigid when the temps drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let's make one thing clear: I'm not a fan of the cold.
During Winter Carnival, The Green hosts a variety of events, like this friendly game of Broomball between House Community teams
In winter, the experience of crossing the Green under the hush of a blanket of snow is magical
The puck (above left) in the net is just one of the exciting winter sports moments! Dartmouth is competing on the ice, the court, the slopes, and in the water all winter long.
Think of it as three days of icecraft and blizzardry. Dartmouth Winter Carnival means ice-sculpture contests, human dog-sled races, and sofa sprints across frozen Occom Pond. It means whacky broomball tournaments and serious ski racing. It also means state-of-the-craft hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Students, faculty, staff, and their families can be heard recounting their hijinks well into spring.
Earth Science professor Meredith Kelley helps her class extract 13,000-year-old sediments from nearby Occom Pond, a short walk from her indoor lab.
In January, the campus pauses to honor Reverent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students and community walking as part of a candlellight vigil procession celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
With a view for miles, and a fresh blanket of snow, Dartmouth students who visited Mount Moosilauke over winter break enjoyed a special hike down the mountain.
“Snow Wars: May the Frost Be With You” is the theme of this year’s celebration.
Nine competitors with ties to the College qualify; five others still contending.
Dartmouth’s celebration of the Rev. King focuses on social justice and positive change.