Below is a list of resources available during Winterim 2021, the interim period between fall and winter terms.

Contact information for each office is included in each section. For general questions about support or programming, please email

Updates for International Travel

December 3 Policy Update: Changes to International Travel Policy

On December 2, 2021 the White House announced a number of new actions designed to address COVID-19.  The announcement outlined new protocols for international travel, including the requirement that all inbound international travelers obtain a COVID test within one day of departure, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship. The CDC has updated its guidance as well.  This is a change from the original international travel policy issued on October 25, 2021, which mandated a test within 3 days of departure.

If you are traveling outside the U.S., please monitor the CDC website for updates on requirements for travel to the U.S.:

OVIS Winter Break Checklist

If you are an F-1 international student planning travel outside the country during the break, please be sure to review the Winter Break Checklist on OVIS' website for information on the federal government's travel policy and to confirm you have the documents required for return to the U.S. Please reach out to your OVIS advisor if you have any questions.


COVID Testing and Booster Shot Information

​​​​​​Students, faculty, and staff who are accessing campus must continue to test according to Dartmouth's community testing program requirements. Please complete your required COVID-19 test(s) before the testing center closes to remain in compliance with Dartmouth's testing policy. 

  • Weeks of Dec. 19 and Dec. 26
    • Take-home test drop-off locations are open Monday at 7:30 a.m. through Thursday at 9 a.m.; however, some drop-off locations may not be available if buildings are closed.
    • In-person testing at West Gym is open Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Closed Friday and Saturday.
    • In-person testing at Rubin is open on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Friday.
  • Week of Jan. 2
    • Take-home test drop-off locations are open Monday at 7:30 a.m. through Friday at 2:30 p.m.
    • In-person testing at West Gym is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For students arriving for the start of term, in-person testing is also available on Jan. 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • In-person testing at Rubin is open on Tuesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Updated hours for drop-off and in-person testing are available on the Vaccines & Testing pagePlease note that hours between 12/22 and 1/3 will be limited due to building closures. 

Booster Shots

Effective immediately, all students, faculty, and staff must receive a COVID-19 booster shot by Jan. 31, 2022. If you are not yet eligible for the booster on Jan. 31, 2022, you are required to receive a booster within 30 days of becoming eligible. Individuals who were previously approved for a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement will be contacted alerting them if they need to re-apply for an exemption or if their original request will suffice for this additional requirement. Those whose medical circumstances have changed and have questions regarding exemptions should contact the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.

Dartmouth Dining

Dining will be open for abbreviated hours during the interim. Dining plans are not available at this time, but undergraduate students can use their Dining Charge accounts to purchase food. Any spending on that account will be posted to the students' accounts at the end of each month.

During the interim, lunch at '53 Commons will be $11 and dinner will be $14.  Take out meals for when '53 Commons is closed are available for $25 per day.

53 Commons, Novack Cafe, and Ramekin will have limited hours from 11/28 - 12/20. 
Take-home meals will be available on specified days from 12/20 - 1/1.

For hours and detailed information, visit the Dartmouth Dining website.


Dartmouth College Health Service

Dartmouth College Health Service will be closed on the weekends and from 12/20 - 1/1.
The Nursing department is closed and will reopen on 1/4/22.

Counseling Services are open Monday - Friday from 8:00AM - 4:00PM. Students are welcome to stop in to schedule an appointment or call us at 603-646-9442. After hours and during winter break our on-call counselor can be reached for crisis appointments by calling the same number, 603-646-9442, and selecting option 1.

A free food pantry in the basement of Dick's House is available to students 24/7.

For testing information and winter arrival FAQs, visit the Health Service website.

For COVID-related concerns, please email


Library Winter Break Hours

Baker-Berry Library will be closed from December 20 to January 1 for winter break. Please plan ahead and collect any materials you need by December 19. Baker-Berry regular term hours will resume on Sunday, January 2nd. The 1902 Room, Reiss Hall, and Novack cafe remain available 24/7 to Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students using their Dartmouth ID.

Biomedical Libraries (Dana & MFHSL) will be closed December 18 to January 2. Authorized users may access library spaces using their Dartmouth or DHMC ID.

Feldberg Library at Tuck, located at Curley Lounge (Raether 134), will be closed December 18 to January 2. Authorized users may access Raether 134 using their Dartmouth ID.

Biomedical Libraries will be closed December 18th through January 2nd for the winter break, reopening at 8:30 AM on January 3rd. Authorized users may continue to access library spaces using their Dartmouth ID at Dana and their DHMC ID at MFHSL, and 24/7 access to electronic resources, tutorials, and guides is available at

Feldberg Library at Tuck, located at Curley Lounge (Raether 134), and Feldberg at Thayer will both close at 4 pm on Friday, Dec. 17th, and resume regular term hours on Monday, January 3.

For all opening hours and updates, please visit the Library website

Alumni Gym Hours

Starting November 29th, Alumni Gym will be open Monday - Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. The building will be closed on Sundays.

Please note: Alumni Gym will be closed 12/24 - 12/26 and 12/31 - 1/2.


Advance Transit Shuttle Service

During the period December 20 -- December 30, Advance Transit weekday shuttle service from the Dewey Lot and Tuck, as well as the night shuttle to Sachem Village, are suspended.

During this period a single shuttle bus will continue to run weekdays between 7am to 7pm from the Thompson Lot to the Hanover Inn, around the Green and back to the Thompson Lot, via South Main Street. Service will not run on December 24 and December 31.

Full shuttle service will resume on January 3.

Winterim Outside 2021

Elliot Ng '21 (he/him) and Kellen Appleton '20 (she/they) are leading a series of short trips throughout the winter interim period. Use the chance to get outside, get off campus, find new places, and explore new experiences and skills! All trips are beginner friendly, free, and open to anyone. 

  • 12/5: Hinman Cabin Overnight
  • 12/11: Hike on Mt. Gile
  • 12/12: Mt. Blueberry Hike and Cabin Overnight Adventure
  • 12/15: Quechee Gorge and Brunch at Skinny Pancake
  • 12/19: French's Ledges Sunsike (Sunset Hike)
  • 12/21: Winter Solstice Campfire Night Out at the BEMA
  • 12/23: Moose Mountain Ledges Snowshoe
  • 12/30: New Year's Eve's Eve Sunsike (Sunset Hike) at Wrights Mountain

For details about each trip and to sign up, visit the Winterim Outside 2021 Google Doc or sign up on Trailhead.


Collis Center Programming

Stop by the Collis Center on Wednesdays and Fridays for casual programming!

Wednesdays, December 8th & 15th – Pool & Pizza @ 7pm in 8 Ball Hall
Fridays, December 3rd, 10th, & 17th – Movies & Snacks @ 7pm in ONE Wheelock

Winterim Hours: The Collis Center will be open 8:00AM - 10:00PM, 7 days a week, until December 19th. Collis will be closed from 12/20 - 1/3.


Other Upcoming Programming

Join other students on campus for a variety of casual events, planned by OPAL Student Coordinators.

  • Saturday, December 18th; Karaoke and Game Night in Collis, starts 7 PM
  • Monday. December 20th; Walk starts on the Green at 2 PM
  • Tuesday, December 21st; Holiday Arts and Crafts in Fahey Commons, 3 PM
  • Thursday, December 23rd; Meal in Fahey Commons at 6 PM
  • Monday. December 27th; Walk starts on the Green at 2 PM
  • Thursday, December 30th; Meal in Fahey Commons at 6 PM

Contact: Alex Bramsen '22