Departments and institutions across Dartmouth’s campus will celebrate the College’s 250th anniversary throughout 2019 with special projects, exhibits, and conferences. The range of these initiatives reflects the rich and varied nature of each group’s contribution to the College’s overall celebration of this special year.

Academic Events and Courses

Re-Performance of the Dartmouth College Case
Mar. 2019, 250 Academic Working Group

Roundtable: “Envisioning Dartmouth’s Future in the 21st Century”
June 2019, 250 Academic Working Group

250th Themed Courses at Dartmouth
250 Academic Working Group
Dartmouth will offer a wide range of classes and conferences designed to spur yearlong reflection about the College’s evolving place in a changing world. Courses include: "Is Dartmouth a Religion?", "Lest We Forget: Collective Memory and Slavery", and "Dartmouth Fictions: Hovey to Erdrich".

Conferences and Symposia

Feb. 22—Celebration of the Sciences Lecture: Mark Kasevich ’85
Mar. 1-2—Dartmouth College Case Symposium
Apr. 12—Celebration of the Sciences Lecture Series: Alexis Templeton ’93
Apr. 13—TedX Dartmouth: Living Bridges
Apr. 19—LatinX Art at Dartmouth
Apr. 24—Celebration of the Sciences Lecture: Martha Pollack ’79
Apr. 26-27—Cows, Land and Labor: Local Farming in a Globalized World
Jun. 3-16—Digging Dartmouth: Archaeological Excavation and Lab Open Houses
Jun. 7—Re-staging of the 1969 Parkhurst Events
Jun. 15—“Envisioning Dartmouth’s Future in the 21st Century” Roundtable
Aug. 14—1969: The Afterlives of “The Year Everything Changed”
Sept. 27-28—Dartmouth in the World Political Economy 1769
Oct. 10-11—Celebration of the Sciences Lecture: Paul Matsudaira ’81
Oct. 12—Ledyard Rivers Conference
Oct. 15—Celebration of the Sciences Lecture: K. Barry Sharpless ’63
Oct. 4—How the Liberal Arts Helped Diversify the Professions
Nov. 2—Celebrating Women on the Dartmouth Faculty
Nov. 11—Dartmouth History with the Military
Nov. 20— Charles Young, Class of 1853, and His Discovery of Coronium


Dartmouth Undying: A Celebration of Place and Possibility
“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. The new title will be available to ship at the end of February.


Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
Fall 2019, Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will perform a commissioned work by composer Oliver Caplan ’04 that will highlight special places at the College in honor of its 250th anniversary.

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra
May 25, Hopkins Center for the Arts
This program includes a work commissioned by Dartmouth for its 250th anniversary, inspired by the murals by the famous Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco in Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library.

Towards Freedom Oratorical Contest and Presentation
Feb. 4, Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity

TEDxDartmouth: Living Bridges: Connectivity and Community
Apr. 13, TEDxDartmouth


The Call to Serve
The Dartmouth community will come together to volunteer a collective 250,000 hours of service in 2019 to mark this banner year. United by Dartmouth, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents and families will pay it forward in their neighborhoods and communities around the world.

Dartmouth Alumni Travel

Peaks of the World Series
Dartmouth Alumni Travel
Make Dartmouth your basecamp to the world's highest peaks Whether you are an avid hiker or have an adventuresome spirit, let Dartmouth take you to new heights as you see or summit peaks on seven continents.

Ledyard Explorer Series
Dartmouth Alumni Travel
Embrace the adventuresome spirit of the College’s most famous explorer, John Ledyard. Travel in his footsteps with a Dartmouth faculty member to experience the destinations that inspired his global explorations.