Hi guys! The name's Tulio (yes, like the guy from Rio) Huggins, and I am navigating my first year at Dartmouth! I am from the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, where I have lived for the past couple of years. I hope to study either Government or History, but I'm open to other majors as well. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends at Christian Union, to paint, and to take pictures! Feel free to ask any questions you might have about Dartmouth. I hope that you all have a blessed day!
This history class is dedicated to investigating the history behind current events. In this term, we looked at the history behind immigration, Silicon Valley, and affirmative action. And in the final weeks of the term, we were able to choose what we wanted to learn about, and we chose to look at the history of impeachment. It is a very cool class with great class discussions. I would highly recommend!
What type of social events do students commonly attend (football games, outings, etc.)?
Short answer: A BUNCH!
Long answer: Because of the location, there is a stereotype that Dartmouth doesn't have that many things for a student to do when they aren't doing schoolwork (which should be a top priority!). Fortunately, there are many different social events for students. First off, the College provides many different events for students to attend. Through the Collis Center, you can find yourself engaged in a variety of activities, such as rollerblading in an indoor rink, having a dance party with your fellow classmates, or even painting!
Another type of social event would be House community events. Each student, before they enter Dartmouth, is placed into a House in which they stay in for their four years here (West House Best House!). The housing communities put on various different events, whether that be cookouts, escape rooms, or even trips! In the fall, I went to New York City with my Housing Community to see the Dartmouth-Princeton football game. It was a very fun experience, and I made many memories on that trip!
Clubs/organizations on campus put on events for students, and those can be very fun as well! For example, during Homecoming (a great time to watch the Football team play), Agape, a Christian group on campus, held a free boba tea event for all to come and have some good boba! It was a nice time to just chat and replenish after walking around the bonfire on the green! Another popular organization is the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC). The DOC organizes many trips for students, such as hiking on Mount Moosilauke or in the Second College Grant. Students can also rent out one of the many cabins the DOC maintains, something that I am planning on doing sometime this term or next!
These are just a few types of events that students can do while here at Dartmouth; I barely scratched the surface. But overall, there are many things you can do to have fun as a college student here!
As a southerner, my biggest concern about Dartmouth was how I was going to cope with the cold. Luckily, I have a lot of friends that are also excited to embrace the snow with me, so I wanted to share how we've been enjoying winter term so far!
I've taken to sitting and watching, treating myself to the slowness of green tea and silence of an uninterrupted morning. But that's one of the best things about college—it offers ample moments for reflection.
Coming to Dartmouth, I already had a plan of the types of communities I wanted to get involved with. One thing I didn't expect was meeting some of my favorite people at the Tucker Center for Spiritual Life.