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Happy Homecoming Weekend!

It finally feels like fall in Hanover! The crisp mornings and evenings are making me super excited for the leaves to finally change colour. Fall is my favourite season, and fall in Hanover makes me extremely excited. I thought that I would share the itinerary of my "ideal" fall weekend in Hanover - Homecoming Weekend! Homecoming is an incredible Dartmouth tradition - many alumni come back "home" and everyone on campus is bonded together by their love of our school. Here's what my ideal Homecoming weekend looks like:

Fire, Fire, Fire!

Friday: After class and practice, I would spend my time on the Green with my friends, catching up and taking in the warmer afternoon sunshine. For dinner, we would head to Molly's where I would order the Maple Turkey Burger (maple is one of my favourite fall flavours). After we eat, my friends and I would bake some cookies from a mix we got at King Arthur Flour, in Norwich, VT. As our cookies cool, we head back to the Green where the freshmen are getting ready for the bonfire. It is Dartmouth tradition for the freshmen class to run around the massive bonfire as many times as their class number. Last fall, a lot of my friends ran around the bonfire 20 times because we are graduating in 2020! The bonfire is one of my favourite Dartmouth traditions. Saturday: The line at Lou's for breakfast is so long, but worth the wait! We order the classic "Big Green", featuring their famous Cruller French Toast and some hot, local apple cider. After breakfast, we head over to Baker-Berry library for a tour of the bell tour. The view of the campus from the top of the tower is incredible! Hanover is extra busy today because it's gameday --  we head to a tailgate before the football game at 1:30PM. The stands are packed! Sports games at Dartmouth are a great way to hang out with your friends and support other students, all the while showing great school spirit!

Drinking some apple cider on the Green!


Last year's Homecoming football game!

Sunday: Sunday morning is a great time for a hike to the Gile Mountain Fire Tower. From the top, you can see an incredible view of the White Mountains and beautiful fall foliage! After Gile Mountain, we head to Riverview Farm in Plainfield, NH. Riverview is a great place to visit in the fall because you can pick your own apples and pumpkins. There is also a corn maze which is such a fun fall activity. Homecoming Weekend is a time to explore and reconnect with the College and the surrounding areas. Being able to spend time with Dartmouth alumni, professors, fellow students and their families is a constant reminder to me of how special this place and this community is. Homecoming reminds me of how incredibly fortunate I am to be apart of the Dartmouth College family. -Jul


Riverview Farm!