The Hidden Gems of Dartmouth
Dartmouth has a lot of great things on campus to take advantage of. Some of these things are better known than others. Here are some cool parts about campus that you may or may not have heard of!
- No. 1
A bunch of my friends here love to go to the ceramics studio and make cool pieces of pottery! The studio is offered through the Hopkins Center of Arts and has classes you can take if you've never worked with pottery before. It is such a nice way to relax, take a break, and ease your mind after a long day of classes. The HOP also offers similar programs for jewelry making and woodworking.
- No. 2
One Wheelock Coffee
Free coffee?? Sign me up. Down in One Wheelock Cafe in the basement of Collis, there is FREE coffee and hot chocolate. When studying, it is quite literally incredible. One Wheelock also has comfy couches and a cute coffee shop vibe. Lots of times they have live music and trivia there at night. It's a pretty cool place.
- No. 3
This might be the most hidden of the gems on this list. Up on the fourth floor of the Life Sciences Center there is this marvel: the greenhouse. Especially in the winter, it is a perfect place to study and soak in some sunlight. Just simply being surrounded by the plants instantly puts me in a better mood. More people should really take advantage of this incredible study spot!
- No. 4
The Connecticut River
Now this one is not so hidden, but it is a gem nonetheless. Here at Dartmouth, when it gets warm out, people flock to the river. There is swimming at the docks, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding offered for rental by the Ledyard Boathouse. Especially this finals season, going to the river was a great study break, especially when it was 70 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny out. When it's that pretty, it's impossible not to take advantage of the river.
- No. 5
The Organic Farm
Finally, Dartmouth has its very own Organic Farm! There are so many opportunities to go to the farm even if you aren't super involved in Farm Club, including the student-favorite "Brewhaha" that takes place the Saturday of Green Key weekend. However, there are a lot of opportunities to get involved with the farm that are less well-known. Many of my friend go to work days at the farm on Tuesday mornings where they actually get to participate in running the farm. The farm also offers jobs and internships for students interested in agriculture and sustainability.