Winter 2022

Enjoy your Dartmouth winter, inside and out!

What to do this Winter at Dartmouth!

Looking for ways to enjoy this winter term? Check out below for a list of offerings through the Collis Center, Outdoor Programs Office, and more!

Ice Skating on the Green!

Ice skating on the Green is now open! The ice rink on the Green will be available for Dartmouth affiliates and the public to use during the hours listed below. Skate rentals will be available to Dartmouth students, staff, faculty, and their guests.

Hours and Rental Information

Open to the public: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am until 1:00pm

Students, staff, faculty, and their guests: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Skate Rentals: Wednesday – Sunday, 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM

  • Skate rentals will be for Dartmouth students, staff, faculty, and their guests.
  • Must have a Dartmouth ID or be the guest of someone with an ID

Explore Dartmouth Outdoors in the Winter!

Celebrate winter with the Outdoor Programs Office! Whether you're interested in trying a new winter activity or simply deeply breathing fresh air, there's plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy. Opportunities include things you can do on your own such as sledding, snowshoe hiking, and ice skating as well as programs like winter naturalist classes and cross-country ski lessons led by Outdoor Programs Office staff.

As of Wednesday, January 19 at 3 p.m., Occom Pond is open for ice skating! Skating at Occom is open to the pubilc and Dartmouth affliates. Skate rentals are available in the basement of the DOC House. Continue to check this link for updates on skating conditions at Occom Pond. 

Equipment available to rent at the location below includes:

  • Warm winter clothing
  • Cross-country ski equipment 
  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking equipment: boots, microspikes, poles, gaiters, and more
  • Sleds and tubes
  • Ice skates

All activities and equipment are free for Dartmouth students.

Check back for more information, including a list of activities and programs being offered!

Location / Hours of operation

  • Dartmouth Outing Club House, operated by the Outdoor Programs Office | 10 Hilton Field Lane
  • Tuesday - Friday | 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Mondays
  • Outdoor opportunities are weather permitting.

Additional Information

Indoors at Collis

The Collis Student Center is open 7 days a week.

  • Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Stop by the Collis Info Desk for:

  • S'mores Kits* to use at the fire pits (*graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, skewers)
  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Activity Kits (crafts, coloring, letter writing supplies)
  • Board games
  • Hand warmers

Also at Collis:

  • Try your hand at Skee ball, pool, or foosball in 8 Ball Hall.
  • Enjoy The Living Room (TV Lounge).
  • Check out the Nintendo Switch!

And remember the Collis Ambassadors are always available if you have questions.

Outdoors at Collis

Embracing the outdoors is something Dartmouth students do well, and Outdoors at Collis has you covered this winter!

Check out below some of the outdoor highlights at Collis this term.

Cocoa at Collis: Stop by and grab some cocoa on the Collis Patio every night (except Tuesdays) from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Fire Pits: Enjoy the gas fire pits in front of Collis every day from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Pick up S'mores Kits or hand warmers from the Collis Info Desk in Collis 205.

Additional information

  • All COVID guidelines must be followed.
  • Do not move the fire pits! Thank you.
  • Need more assistance? Ask the Collis Ambassadors at the Collis Info Desk in Collis 205.

Collis After Dark

Looking for something to do late-night on Fridays and Saturdays? Make sure to check out Collis After Dark. Events will be listed in Dartmouth Engage.

And follow Collis After Dark on Instagram: @collisafterdark 

Winter Carnival

Dartmouth's 112th Winter Carnival, "Mission:  Winter Carnival - License to Chill" will take place February 10 through 13.

See a full list of events here.