Collis Kickoff

On Friday, September 10th starting at 9:00PM, celebrate the end of your first week at Dartmouth by having some fun with your Orientation Leaders at the Collis Student Center. We've got a lot planned - check out the options below.

Free Food

We'll have treats from local area businesses for you to enjoy while you check out all the activities below!


Live Music: Pete Kilpatrick | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | Collis Patio

Maine-based singer-songwriter Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine's best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and has performed over 1,600 shows. Pete and his band have shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, Fitz and the Tantrums, and J Cole…among others.


Mini Golf | 9:00pm – 12:00am | Robo Lawn

Take a spin around our own 9-hole mini-golf course on the lawn of Robinson Hall (Robo)


Karaoke | 9:00pm - 1:00am | Collis Café

Ready to show off your pipes? Pick a song and show us what you've got.


Video Games | 9:00pm - 1:00am | TV Lounge

Grab the controller and take a turn on the gaming systems set up in the TV Lounge


Maker Space | 9:00pm - 12:30am | Lower Atrium

Feeling crafty & creative? Make some items to use this fall or to decorate your dorm room.


Billiards & Pizza | 9:00pm - 1:00am | 8 Ball Hall

We've got pool tables, skeeball, foosball and some lounge space to nom some pizza.


Jammin' & S'mores | 10:00pm - 12:00am | Collis Patio

Want to meet up with some other musicians for a little jam sesh? Bring your instruments over and join us on the Patio after Pete's performance.


Screening: Cruella | 10:30pm - 12:30am | One Wheelock

Did you miss the free screening last Saturday. Here's another chance!


Laser Tag | 9:00pm – 12:00am | Sarner Underground

Pull together a team of 5 and face off against another team of your classmates.


Big Prize Bingo | 9:00pm-10:30pm | Collis Common Ground

Prizes include speakers, Dartmouth swag, a TV & more!!


Trivia | 11:00pm | Collis Common Ground

Test your knowledge and compete for prizes from local area businesses!


Silent Disco | 11:00pm - 1:00am | Gellar Plaza

If you haven't ever been to a Silent Disco, it's an experience not to miss.


Board & Party Games | 9:00pm-12:00am | Collis 301 & 303

Grab a couple new friends and play some games in the Student Life & Student Involvement suites on the 3rd floor.


Button Making | 9:00pm - 12:00am | Collis 211 (Office of Pluralism & Leadership)

Stop by the OPAL suite to make some buttons with the OPAL student coordinators!


Escape to the Outdoors | 9:00pm - 1:00am | Start at the Collis Info Desk

A fully digital escape room-style game featuring works of public art on Dartmouth's campus. Players will work through a series of challenges featuring puzzles, riddles, and hidden codes related to six outdoor sculptures. Along the way, players will learn about the extraordinary works of art that enliven Dartmouth's campus.


Scavenger Hunts | 9:00pm – 1:00am | Start at the Collis Info Desk

Download the FREE ActionBound App and check out the hunts the Orientation Leaders have created for you. Learn some traditions and lingo, favorite places to nap and study, and some favorite spooky spots on campus.