Five Things to Look Forward to During Spring Term
There's nothing quite like spring term in Hanover! With the plants back in bloom and the snow finally melting, the landscape of the Upper Valley is numerous, beautiful shade of green. With many of my friends back from their off-terms, I am excited for the many different events happening at Dartmouth this term. Here the five things I look forward to most each spring!
- No. 1
Green Key is an annual program that is sponsored by the Collis Centre for Student Involvement. Each year, Green Key weekend hosts a variety of different live music performances, free food, and student music groups. Hosted in late May, Green Key is a great way to spend some time outside, meeting new people around campus. I always look forward to Green Key because I love live music. A few years ago, Dartmouth hosted "Dan and Shay", who is now one of my favourite country groups!
- No. 2
The Opening of IC4U
After being closed for the winter season, Dartmouth student's beloved ice cream shop, Ice Cream Fore-U (popularly known as IC4U) reopens for the warmer months. With more soft-serve and hard-ice cream flavours to count, IC4U is one of the best places to hang out in the spring. Additionally, many students enjoy a round of mini-golf before having some ice cream.
- No. 3
Spring Football Game
Each spring, the football team hosts an inter-squad scrimmage that is open to the public. The spring game is an opportunity to spend some time outside supporting some Big Green athletes. There are many other spring team sports that compete outside as well. These teams include Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, and Soccer, to name a few. It is always a great opportunity to take a study break and attend these games on campus with some friends.
- No. 4
While winter is a beautiful season on campus, there's nothing like being able to spend more time outside due to warmer weather. Some of my favourite things to do when the weather warms up is eating dinner on the Green and swimming in the Connecticut River. Melting snow also means that many local hikes are more accessible and students will often take day trips to the College's Moosilauke Ravine Lodge to enjoy a homecooked meal before hiking Mount Moosilauke.
- No. 5
Each spring, my sorority holds a formal at an outdoor venue. Last spring, we had our formal at Storrs Pond Recreation Area, a small beach and pond near campus. Many student groups on campus hold formal events during the spring term to celebrate the end of the academic year. I always look forward to the opportunity to dress up and attend a special event.