« All Posts by this Blogger
Baker Library

Dartmouth might be a smaller school than other large universities, but I think any Dartmouth student will tell you that you can always learn something new about campus. My Freshman winter, I remember one of my friends asking if me if I wanted to come to the climbing gym. Although I had been at Dartmouth for over half a year at that point, I replied with confusion: "What climbing gym?" It's moment like these that stand out to me when I think about all the undiscovered places I haven't been to yet. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to explore campus recently, but I still think about some of my most visited spots at Dartmouth regularly. I think every student at Dartmouth has different spots they call their own, but I'm here to share some of my personal favorites with you! 

Life Sciences Center
A peaceful day at LSC under the blue sky

If you're a college student, you need a have a go-to study spot. Dartmouth offers a variety of options, whether that's first floor of Baker Library (FFB), the Jones Media Center, or the Baker-Berry Stacks. Although I've put in countless hours of work in all these places, my favorite spot to study is actually the Life Sciences Center (LSC), which is a ten-minute walk from the heart of campus. LSC is where a lot of the STEM courses take place, and I was actually introduced to the building by taking my CS1 class there. What I love about the LSC is that the building boasts these giant windows with views into beautiful gardens that bring a sense of calmness and tranquility. Since studying at Dartmouth can definitely become stressful, it's nice to be able to study at a place that gives you a sense of peacefulness. 

Occom Pond
Missing this view of Occom Pond...

Another spot that I really miss at Dartmouth is Occom Pond, which is a pond about five minutes away from the Choates. Everyone talks about how great it is living in nature, and Occom Pond is a representation of that to me. During warmer seasons, I like to go by the pond to take a morning run, and I've also enjoyed hanging out by the pond with some friends at night. It's a really cool vibe at Occom Pond, as you get to feel slightly disconnected for a few second from all the craziness that is probably going on in your life. In the winter, you can ice skate on Occom Pond which is always a good time. If you organize some friends together, you can even put together a little outdoor hockey game! 

The Life Sciences Center and Occom Pond are just two places at Dartmouth that give me a lot of calmness and happiness. Although college life will always be chaotic, I loved counting on spots like these to give me some perspective and sense of peace. I think that given Dartmouth's setting in nature, there's a lot of spots that are similar to the ones I mentioned. If you ever come to Dartmouth, check out the LSC and Occom Pond! At the same time, try to find the spots that you might call your own!

Posts You Might Like