Dartmouth Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

Winter Carnival this year lasts 16 DAYS!! Events are being continually added to Engage, so please be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Please note that due to COVID-19, all on-campus events and programs are limited to participation by students, faculty and staff with permitted campus access.

Events in Engage

Winter Carnival events will be posted regularly in Dartmouth Engage. Make sure you are logged in using your Dartmouth single-sign on.

Check the events page for updates throughout Winter Carnival!

Upcoming Highlights

Dartmouth at Play: Gaming - Tuesday, February 16, 5:00PM

Join us for a special interactive event showcasing alumni working in the games industry, including:

  • Dr. Ian Lane Davis '91, President of Rockstar New England
  • Carolyn Wang '99, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for Call of Duty at Activision
  • Marcus Morgan T'19, Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Xbox Game Studios at Microsoft
  • Jaclyn "Jaki" Kimball '16, Game Designer II at Electronic Arts

This celebrated panel will discuss games, their cultural impact and career paths in the field. Students will be able to participate with questions. The panel will be hosted by game scholar, inventor and Film & Media Studies Department Chair Mary Flanagan. 

BemaLights - Feb. 18-20

Thursday through Saturday this week, stop by the Bema (behind Ripley-Woodward-Smith) between 5-10pm for a unique experience of light & sound, transforming this familiar landscape into a magical space for us to pause and marvel at the beauty of winter all around.

Take a break, take a walk, take a breath, take some photos - and enjoy BemaLights!

Free Lift Ticket to the Dartmouth Skiway

Register for your free lift ticket using Engage.

See Engage for the full schedule of this week's events.


Arcade Tickets

Collect Arcade Tickets and redeem them for prizes! Throughout the duration of carnival, tickets will be handed out at events, awarded to winners of competitions, and hidden in various places around campus. Save the tickets and you can use them to either directly trade-in for prizes (while supplies last) or to enter a raffle for some of our grand prizes—including some video game consoles! The full prizes catalogue will be posted soon, so stay tuned!

Pokémon Hunt

Hidden in and around Collis are 10 wild Pokémon. First person to find and catch em' all will win the grand prize: a Nintendo Switch Lite! Next nine winners will receive a Funko Pop! Pokémon Figure. EVERYONE who completes the hunt will receive 30 "WC Arcade tickets." To start your adventure, download the Scavify app on your phone and play along on this link. More instructions provided on the app. You must be a current Dartmouth undergraduate with campus access to win.


For those both in Hanover and remote, we are launching the Dartmouth Winter Carnival Discord Server! This will serve as an informational hub, a discussion forum, and, occasionally, a host location for our programs and opportunities over the next several weeks. Use it to find out about Winter Carnival programs, and to connect with other Dartmouth students to talk and play games.

Twitch Plays Pokémon

Winter Carnival Council is happy to provide all members of the Dartmouth family with the opportunity to play the original Pokémon video game together! If you type certain letters or words into the text chat of our Twitch stream (link below), you can control the video game - it's almost like you are actually pressing the buttons on a Gameboy console. Be careful, though, because everyone will be giving inputs at the same time - it may get difficult! The stream will run 24/7 until the end of Winter Carnival, and we will be offering a reward if the Dartmouth Community is able to complete it before Winter Carnival ends!

The stream can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/dartmouthwintercarnival. Follow the stream to make it easier to find in the future. You can also find more detais on the Winter Carnival Discord.

Events you may have missed...

Navigating Identity in Digital Spaces, featuring Felicia Day - Saturday 2/13, 7:30pm

Join us as actor, author, producer and gamer Felicia Day, along with other panelists, discuss their experiences of marginalized identities in the gaming and virtual world. If you would like to view the recording of this event, please email Winter.Carnival@dartmouth.edu.

Ice Sculpture Contest

Stop by North Main Street in front of Collis, Robison & McNutt to view the completed sculptures. 

Dogsled Duos and Snowshoe Races - Saturday 2/6 & 2/13

Axe Throwing - Saturday 2/13