The Green as the Heart of Campus
Spring term has commenced at Dartmouth, signaling the start of a vibrant and lovely season. All the snow has nearly melted, meaning that the center of the College - the Green - is once again bustling with activity. Students are basking in the sunshine, community members are walking their magnificent dogs, and families are playing the good old game of frisbee. Yet, that’s only a sample of the events that take place on the heart of campus. Here’s a look at the all action that the Green will see this spring!
- No. 1
The Farmers Market
Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of spring is the weekly farmers market that takes place on the Green. Lots of local businesses congregate on this open area and sell their delicious and yummy products to the pleasure of Dartmouth students and faculty. Students enjoy their delicious treats on the grass, and might even set up picnics then and there. Against the backdrop of a gorgeous spring Wednesday afternoon, the Green is the place to be if you want delectable food!
- No. 2
The Impromptu Physical Activity
The Green also lends itself to countless student-led, recreational activities. Spontaneous soccer games will break out, joining students in friendly - yet nonetheless intense - competition. You'll also find your typical games of tag, kickball, and red light, green lights. Of course, these games mostly involve young children from the Upper Valley. Dartmouth students from social impact organizations like Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring Program (DREAM) will be lured by their mentees, who are excited to run unconstrained, onto the vastly large quad that makes up the Green. During the spring, you can always expect to find some form of physical recreation taking place here!
- No. 3
A Place for Readings
Undeniably the most common activity taking place on the Green are students completing their homework as they enjoy the warm sun. Taking advantage of the sunlight and the opportunity to spend quality time outside, students will set up blankets and situate themselves all over the grass. I’m personally incredibly excited to camp out in this central space as I do some readings and enjoy the fresh spring air. Indeed, the Green becomes an outdoor version of the library - a favorite place to study - during this season and I can’t wait to join in on the learning!