A celebration 250 years in the making reaffirms what is central to the Dartmouth experience.

Commemorating Dartmouth's 250th

Tap into the energy of this momentous year by honoring where we’ve been–
and where we’re headed.

This is a moment to reflect thoughtfully on our past, while boldly rising to the challenges of our present and future. Dartmouth students are scholars, investigators, creators, and changemakers who are taught to innovate, collaborate, and think creatively by talented faculty who love to teach. We are committed to fostering a culture that empowers students to begin creating the future they envision—today.

This spirit is the essence of what Dartmouth is about. And it's what we seek to celebrate in 2019 as we mark our 250th anniversary and build on the momentum of that legacy.

We will commemorate this special milestone with diverse programs and gatherings that forge new connections, perspectives and ideas. Join us!

With gatherings and festivities planned throughout the year, Dartmouth looks forward to ringing in 2019 with alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and our greater community. 

Learning & Ideas
During this special year, current students will have a chance to connect to Dartmouth’s past through a series of planned courses across our curriculum. Through symposia, MOOCs (online courses), and special events, including our TEDx series, our entire community will have an opportunity to engage in thoughtful learning and dialogue around themes of our 250th anniversary.

Arts & Exhibits
The Hopkins Center for the Arts, the renovated Hood Museum of Art, and Dartmouth Library will offer special programming and exhibits throughout the year to commemorate Dartmouth’s 250th. 

Dartmouth Communities
Everyone is invited to join in the celebration! We invite you to connect with the Dartmouth family through Dartmouth Alumni, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Tag your photos #Dartmouth250 to share your favorite Dartmouth memories, whether newly made or cherished from long ago.
Service & Giving
Investing in Dartmouth, improving the world—two goals, two initiatives. The Call to Lead campaign invites you to define your impact by exploring the campaign’s interactive website. The Call to Serve initiative challenges the Dartmouth community to give back through volunteer opportunities.