Points of Pride

Two and a half centuries of Dartmouth achievements, turning points, contributions, and leadership

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The First Dartmouth Night

1895
During Dartmouth Night and Homecoming, alumni return to join students in a celebration that includes a colorful parade and a blazing bonfire.

Debut of Dartmouth Peak Performance

2011
Dartmouth Peak Performance integrates a full range of athletic, academic, and personal-development programs into the lives of student-athletes.

Dartmouth Skiway Opens

1956
On December 15, 1956, Polly Case straddled a small disk attached to a cable—a "poma lift"—and rode to the top of Holt's Ledge in Lyme Center, N.H.

Memorial Field Completed

1923
While originally built in 1893, Memorial Field and its stadium were not completed until 1923.