Once known as Thayer Hall, the Class of 1953 Commons is the center of dining at Dartmouth. The building contains Dartmouth's central dining hall, as well as the Dartmouth Card Office, Sarner Underground, a 24-hour student social space, and the Paganucci Lounge, Dartmouth's board room.
The dining portion of '53 Commons includes 8 distinct stations, each serving a different style of food, ranging from kosher to a meat-free kitchen serving vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our state of the art Wood Stone pizza oven serves up some of the best pizza in the Upper Valley, and there is always a larges selection of fresh breads, pastries and cookies at the Bakery.
'53 Commons offers a complete meal to guests for a single entry fee. '53 Commons is open to members of the Dartmouth community as well as the general public.
October 14th - Canadian Thanksgiving
Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated every second Monday in October, this year it falls on October 14th, 2013. The Class of 1953 Commons will celebrate by providing a Canadian Thanksgiving Feast during dinner service. Whole turkeys will be coming from Vermont's Stonewood Farm and be paired with gravy and cranberry sauce. Canadian Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without the Canadian favorite Poutine Gravy. To finish of the traditional meal the bakery will be offering up Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, and Pumpkin Pie. This is just a sampling of all the delights that will be offer on Monday the 14th. Come and get your fill.
Pura Vida - Coffee Sampling
Wednesday, October 9th, Pura Vida Coffee set up in the lobby of Class of 1953 Commons for students to sample a few of their coffee blends. Those who stopped not only received a fresh brewed cup of coffee but were given the chance to win Boston Bruins tickets. Pura Vida's mission is to "Create Good" and they shared that mission with Dartmouth students as they entered the dining facility.
Fall Harvest Dinner
On Thursday, September 26th, the Class of 1953 Commons hosted its annual Fall Harvest Dinner. Champlain Orchards, Walhowdon Farm, and Riverview Farm were present to offer samples and information about their respective operations. The dinner menu was packed with autumn favorites such as Apple Glazed Pork Loin, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Pumpkin Pie. This was the first of many themed dinners that dining services will be serving up during the 2013-2014 school year.
Class of 2017 Dinner
During freshman orientation on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 President Hanlon joined students for dinner in Class of 1953 Commons.
Last Updated: 10/14/13