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Summer at Dartmouth

Learn how Dartmouth students experience leadership-defining epiphanies and build unbreakable bonds during their summers on campus.

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Summer Traditions

Summer at Dartmouth

Photo of people enjoying a free concert on the Dartmouth Green

The Green is the setting for the Hopkins Center for the Arts' free contagiously danceable concerts. Often preceded by dance lessons to encourage crowd participation, attendance often reaches 4,000 members of the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities at these summer music events.

Photo of students examining a hive frame at the Organic Farm

You can often find Dartmouth's Beekeeping Association members at the Organic Farm, tending the hives, learning the basics of apiculture, conducting research, and collecting honey to sell at weekly summer farm stands.

Photo of students chatting at a summer farmer's market

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce hosts a weekly farmers market that transforms the Dartmouth Green into a must-attend event filled with fresh, locally-grown produce, meats, herbs, cheeses, flowers, plants, dairy, baked goods, and locally prepared foods. Lemonade and kettle corn is a student-favorite.