Message from President Phil Hanlon ’77

Honor Our Past, Imagine Our Future

In 2019, Dartmouth will celebrate its 250th anniversary. This momentous occasion will be marked by a year-long program of events designed to capture the College’s unique character, indelible spirit and rich history.

Throughout the sestercentennial celebration, we will explore the legacy of Dartmouth through the distinguishing characteristics that have defined the Dartmouth experience for its first 250 years and that continue to endure: a close-knit community built on deep intellectual engagement, the centrality of the liberal arts, a profound sense of place and, of course, an adventuresome spirit.

The Sestercentennial Planning Committee, with the help of the Dartmouth community, is putting together an exciting program. As we honor our past and imagine our future, I hope you will join us in giving a rouse for the College on the hill as we prepare to meet the challenges of the next 250 years.