A photo of Baker Library in Spring
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Spring at Dartmouth

From Powwow competitions to commencement’s bagpipe procession, Dartmouth students share what it is that makes spring spring at Dartmouth.

Spring on Campus

A photo of bikes outside of Baker Library in Spring

The end of winter brings longer, warmers days to spend time outside enjoying our natural campus environment.

An image of the Dartmouth Sailing Team

Spring provides a backdrop of competition and recreation through intramural, club, and intercollegiate athletic teams, including the Dartmouth Sailing Team.

Photo of Dartmouth hall lit in the colors of the rainbow for Dartmouth PRIDE week

In late April, the campus celebrates PRIDE Week, Dartmouth Hall is illuminated in rainbow colors, and the community promotes awareness and provides opportunities to encourage inclusion and discussion through celebration.

Spring Traditions

Spring on Campus

An image of a student at Powwow

The annual Dartmouth Powwow celebrates Native culture at Dartmouth with music, Native American Dances, arts, and crafts. 

Learn more about Dartmouth's Powwow
Photo of Dartmouth Hall taken from a drone

In 1770, determined to bring his school to New Hampshire, Eleazar Wheelock toured various towns and chose the township of Hanover for its contiguous land that it offered him, more than any other spot.

Read more about Dartmouth's history
A photo of the Organic Farm's green house

Dartmouth's Organic Farm is active year-round, but warmer weather means boiling sap for maple syrup, planting seedlings, and hive checks for our bee colonies.

Learn more about sustainability at Dartmouth