In 1935, as a means of boosting membership, the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) extended an invitation for a “get acquainted trip” to members of the incoming Class of 1939. Sixteen first years and a few trip leaders set off on that inaugural first-year trip.
By the 1960s, half of each incoming class was participating in the new tradition. In recent years, over 90 percent of each incoming class has elected to go on the optional trips, which remain student-led and nature-focused.View photos
“All will agree that whatever else Dartmouth has been, it has been adventurous,” Earl Cranston, Class of 1919, wrote in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine in 1944. That sense of adventurism, richly chronicled in the pages of this new book, colors the College’s storied past, defines its far-flung alumni, and animates the world-changing work that has emerged from Dartmouth’s teachers, researchers, students, and graduates.Order your copy
The Jan/Feb issue of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine commemorates Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary with a look back at its history while also pondering what the College could look like on the occasion of its 300th anniversary, in 2069. The issue also includes profiles of the College's 25 most influential alumni, the inside story of the decision to move to co-education, and old photos, stats, and little-known facts that make for a delightful read.View the issue