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Beyond the Classroom
Let's face it—you're going to spend a lot of time outside of the classroom during your college years. As a student at Dartmouth, you'll wish that you had more time in each day because there is so much to do. When you're not studying, you're going to be busy trying to fit in all that Dartmouth has to offer. Occasionally, you'll want to take a break to eat and maybe even sleep.
Kelsey Noon describes how students grow during college and can find their way exploring the many opportunities available.
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Life at Dartmouth will keep you on your toes. Don't worry—you'll be able to find a favorite quiet place to study, to relax with friends or to go for a hike. But you'll also find plenty of places to dance, sing, act out, debate, play, and just plain have fun.
Hanover is often described as the perfect college town. Main Street is adjacent to the campus, and you'll find restaurants, a variety of shops and other businesses, and a movie theater all just a few steps away from where you live. The surrounding Upper Valley region offers a beautiful rural setting, with access to great outdoor activities, museums, galleries, and shopping plazas. When you do need to leave, there is easy access to the wider world: Boston is only two and a half hours away by car or bus, and there are four airports within a few hours’ drive.
Questions & Answers
Will I be able to find activities and club that interest me?
With over 350 different student organizations that cover just about every imaginable interest, we think that you're going to find more than enough activities to keep you busy and engaged at Dartmouth. If you see a need that is unmet, the College can provide funding to help you start a new group.
How safe is Dartmouth?
Dartmouth and the surrounding town of Hanover is a safe place to live, work, and visit. We offer a range of services to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all community members. Dartmouth Safety and Security provides round-the-clock patrols and assistance. Students with health concerns can visit our on-campus infirmary, Dick's House, or go to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Please read the College's Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, as part of the Clery Act, for more information about safety at Dartmouth.