Welcome Week

As we kick-off the 2021-2022 school year, we are excited to jump-start the term with a variety of community events, information fairs, and chances to learn about and get involved in a variety of opportunities at Dartmouth. Unless otherwise specified, these opportunities are open to students of ALL class years.

Additionally, we encourage you to check out the links to Engage to find information about other programs, open houses, first club meetings, auditions and try-outs for various student clubs and organizations!

Community Programs

We hope to see you throughout the week at these special events!

Unless otherwise noted, programs are for Dartmouth students and staff ONLY.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Collis Block Party

11:00am - 1:00pm - Collis Patio

Come grab a FREE lunch with staff and students while learning about the different departments, organizations, committees, and councils that bring student life to Dartmouth. We'll also have a variety of Dartmouth giveaways and freebies you'll want to pick up!

Student Involvement Fair

3:00 - 5:00pm - South end of the Green (rain: Leverone Field House)

Come learn about the variety of student clubs, organizations and opportunities at Dartmouth.

Wellness & Safety Expo

3:00 - 5:00pm - North end of the Green

Monday, Sept. 13

Community Picnic

11:30am - 2:30pm - on the Green

President Phil Hanlon '77 and Gail Gentes '77a invite all members of the Dartmouth community to join them for a cook-out on the Green from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Come celebrate the return to campus by joining friends and coworkers for delicious food, live music, and a special welcome message from campus leadership. Rain location will be 53 Commons for boxed lunch pickup.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

DCSI Social Impact Fair

4:30 - 7:30pm - Paganucci Lounge, '53 Commons

Come check out all of the great Dartmouth Center for Social Impact programs at this year's Social Impact Fair! We will have fun swag to handout and maybe also a tasty treat or two!

Showcase of Student A Cappella Groups

8:00pm - Lord Lawn tent (west end of Gold Coast Lawn, across from Fahey-McLane)

Come see the vocal talents of our many Dartmouth A Cappella groups at this annual concert showcase.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Outdoor Film Screening: In the Heights

8:00pm - Baker Lawn - POSTPONED TO SATURDAY

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for a free screening of the film version of Lin Manuel Miranda's first Broadway hit - In the Heights!

Thursday, Sept. 16

Student Employment Fair

3:00 - 5:00pm - Collis Common Ground

Come talk to campus employers and find out about the variety of on-campus jobs available at Dartmouth.

Showcase of Student Dance Groups

8:00pm - Kemeny Courtyard (behind Baker-Berry)

See Dartmouth's talented dance ensembles show off their skills to kick off the year!

Friday, Sept. 17


11:00-1:30pm - By the Novack entrance to Berry Library

Let's celebrate being at Dartmouth and being outside! And let's print letterpress posters at the same time! Join Sarah M. Smith from the Book Arts Workshop and print your own letterpress printed poster under the roof/awning by the Novack Café entrance to Berry Library.


featuring SOCIAL HOUSE with TEMS

8:00pm - Dartmouth Green

Saturday, Sept. 18

Intro to the DOC

1:00 - 3:00pm - on the Green

Come talk with members of the Dartmouth Outing Club and all its member organizations to learn about the great opportunities to get outside this fall, winter and spring. We'll have activities to do right on the green, like fly casting and axe throwing, as well as short, easy, beginner-friendly outings leaving right from the Green. Come by any time!

Hood Museum Fall Opening Reception

1:00 - 4:00pm - Hood Museum

A celebratory reintroduction to the Hood Museum of Art featuring open galleries, button-making, raffles, and live music.

Outdoor Film Screening: In the Heights

8:00pm - Baker Lawn

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for a free screening of the film version of Lin Manuel Miranda's first Broadway hit - In the Heights!

Sunday, Sept. 19

Class of 2024 Matriculation, Class Photo & Twilight Ceremony

'24s CLICK HERE for details.

Auditions, Try-outs & Open Meetings

Are you looking to find out about performance group auditions? Club sports try-outs? Just trying to figure out when an organization is having info sessions or open meetings? Click through to Engage below to find organizational Welcome Week events. Be sure you're logged into Engage using your Dartmouth ID to see the most information.

Click here for Welcome Week Events on Engage