Winterim Resource Page

Resources available during Winterim 2023, the interim period between fall and winter terms.

General Resources

International travel updates

If you are traveling outside the United States, please monitor the CDC website for Travel Health Notices and updates on requirements for travel to and from the U.S.

OVIS Winter Break Checklist

International students on F-1 status planning to travel outside the country during the break should review the Winter Break Checklist for information on the federal government's travel policy and to confirm you have the documents required for return to the U.S.

If you have questions, reach out to your OVIS advisor.


Dressing and preparing for cold weather

Have questions about how to dress for the colder weather? Seeking tips to dress warmly? Check out this comprehensive guide: (Dartmouth login to Google required)! Special thanks to Kellen Appleton '20, Elliot Ng '21 and their team in the Outdoor Programs Office for compiling this information.

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Programs and events

Events calendar

A calendar of programs/events coordinated by campus and community partners is available at: (requires Dartmouth login to Google).

Campus partner offerings


In addition to overall Winterim support, OPAL hosts several in-person and virtual programs for undergraduate students throughout Winterim, including game nights and a movie at the Nugget. Student Coordinators will coordinate casual meet-ups on a weekly basis. Programs will be listed on the Winterim Events Calendar as well as advertised on the Winterim GroupMe and OPAL Instagram (@dartmouth.opal).

House Communities

House Communities plan to provide 1-2 programs over the winterim to promote wellbeing, connection, and access to some meals. Typical programs include game and movie nights, holiday dinners, and crafting programs. Houses may also take short trips to local attractions like museums, farms, or holiday markets. Any programs hosted by an individual House will be open to all undergraduate students regardless of their House affiliation. Stay tuned to email, and House social media channels for details!

Share events and resources!

To share programming, events, or resources, on the Winterim Events Calendar or this page, complete the form at:

Are you a student interested in putting together a program? We can help – email with your idea!

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Dartmouth Dining Services

Dining is open for abbreviated hours during the interim. While dining plans are not available at this time, 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.

Students eligible for a Winterim meal subsidy receive direct communication from the Office of Financial Aid.

The Class of 1953 Commons, Novack Café, and Ramekin have limited hours Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, December 23.

Take-home meals will be available on specified days Sunday, December 24 through Monday, January 1.

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

Holiday meals

We work with community partners to make available dinner on federally-recognized holidays when Dartmouth facilities are closed, namely American Thanksgiving/National Day of Mourning on Thursday, November 23 and Christmas Day on Monday, December 25.

All are welcome at these community meals – information is available on the Winterim Events Calendar (

Health Service Food Shelf

5 Rope Ferry Road, basement

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with anonymity. Enter through 5 Rope Ferry Road to locate the food pantry at the bottom of the main staircase.

The Upper Valley Haven makes a weekly delivery of bread, milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fresh produce, frozen meats, vegan options, and many shelf stable foods. The Dartmouth Student Government makes a large shelf stable food donation each term that includes personal hygiene products.

Contact: Dominique Walton,

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Campus resources

Student center spaces

The Collis Center for Student Involvement will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 and Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1. Robinson Hall, Sarner Underground and Studio Sudikoff (Sarner and Studio Sudikoff with Dartmouth ID) will continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hours beginning Monday, November 27:

Collis Center

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Board games and crafts available at front desk

Robinson Hall: open 24/7

Sarner Underground

  • Open 24/7 with Dartmouth ID
  • Board games, crafts, coffee, and tea available

Studio Sudikoff

  • Access with DartmouthID when building is open (dependent on academic building access)
  • Board games, crafts, coffee, and tea available


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Alumni Gym

Beginning Saturday, November 25, Alumni Gym will be open Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, facilities are open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Facility hours are subject to change with little or no notice.

Alumni Gym is closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
  • Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1

For all operating hours and updates, visit the Alumni Gym website.

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Climbing Gym

Closed during break, but potential events/free climbs. Please check the Winterim Events Calendar for events.


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Free Market Thrift Store

An on-campus thrift store run by students in the Dartmouth Sustainability Office. The thrift store exists to redistribute items from the Dartmouth waste stream back to students, providing access to free clothing, outdoor gear, books, and more.  Stop by for free clothes – we'll be open for our normal hours throughout interim!

  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Volunteer hours: Fridays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: North Massachusetts Hall, basement
The best way to find us is to enter through the north-facing door by the Massachusetts Lot under the fire escape (same entrance as Transportation Services).

For all operating hours and updates, visit the Dartmouth Sustainability Office website.

Dartmouth College Health Service

Winter interim is an ideal time for students to come for a visit to address any health issues or concerns and to ask questions that they may not have time to manage during their busy terms.


24/7 Mental Health Crisis Resources

For life-threatening emergencies please call 911 for immediate help or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

A comprehensive list of campus, local, and national crisis resources is available on the Mental Health Crisis Resources webpage.

Primary Care

Dartmouth College Health Service is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; closed on Saturdays and Sundays. It will be closed for Winter Break Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1. Nurse advice is available after hours and during winter break by calling (603) 646-9401 and selecting option 2.
The Nursing department is closed and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

Appointments: Schedule online ( or by phone at (603) 646-9401

Counseling Services

Counseling Services are open Monday - Friday,  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, with the exception of Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1. After hours and during winter break, the on-call counselor can be reached for crisis appointments by calling (603) 646-9442 and selecting option 1.

Appointments: Schedule online ( or by phone at (603) 646-9442

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Hinman Mail Center

The Hinman Mail Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
  • Monday, December 25 through Thursday, December 28


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Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art is open until December 22! Visit on your own or with a friend. Admission is always free.

Not on campus? Visit the Hood Museum of Art's Virtual Activities Portal at:!

Regular gallery hours

  • Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday and Friday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

November holiday hours

  • Wednesday, November 22: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 23: Closed
  • Friday, November 24: Closed
  • Saturday, November 25: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Winter break closure

The Hood Museum will close for Dartmouth's winter break at 8:00 PM on Friday, December 22, and reopen with regular gallery hours on Wednesday, January 3, at 11:00 AM.
Learn more and see what exhibitions are currently on view at

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Dartmouth Libraries

Baker-Berry Library

Baker-Berry Library is closed Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1 for the winter break. Please plan ahead and collect any materials you need by December 23. Baker-Berry regular term hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2. 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 & Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences)

Biomedical Libraries are closed Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1 for the winter break, reopening at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2. Authorized users can access library spaces using their Dartmouth ID at Dana and their DHMC ID at MFHSL. 24/7 access to electronic resources, tutorials, and guides is available on the Biomedical Library website.

Feldberg Business & Engineering Library

Feldberg Library located in the Murdough Center is closed Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1 for the winter break.

For all operating hours and updates, visit the Library website.

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Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center office in Berry Library, Suite 178-79, is open weekdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM through Wednesday, December 20. Staff are working and available during regular business hours (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) by phone or email through Friday, December 22.
The SWC is closed at end of business, Friday December 22 through Tuesday, January 2 for the winter break.

In addition to the physical space, SWC also has a page about Wellness between terms.

Contact: or (603) 646-9414

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General Winterim Support and Inquiries


Emails sent to this address are monitored by staff in OPAL and the First Generation Office (FGO). Contact information for each office is included in each section.