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.

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.

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.

Memorial Field Completed

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