The following regulations apply to the use of classrooms and other College facilities, including associated fees, reservation procedures, and conditions for rental by affiliated organizations, individuals, and unaffiliated organizations.
Scheduling Events and Reserving Facilities
College-affiliated and outside organizations and individuals interested in scheduling an event on campus should first contact the Conferences and Special Events office, 646-2923, to discuss scheduling (including avoiding conflict with other College events) and availability of appropriate facilities. When appropriate, the Conferences and Special Events office will coordinate event planning with other offices that have special scheduling responsibilities for facilities in their areas (for example, the Athletic Department and the Hopkins Center).
Use by Affiliated Organizations
Dartmouth College classrooms, which are primarily used for academic purposes, are controlled by the Registrar during regular school hours. This covers the time period 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during the academic terms.
In addition to being used for regularly scheduled academic activities, the classrooms, as well as other facilities, are available for use by conferences, continuing education, recognized student groups, departments and organizations of the College, during term breaks, after regular class hours, and when not used for classes during academic hours, through the Conferences and Special Events office, 646-2923.
NOTE: Food or drink are not permitted in the classrooms.
There are some facilities which maintain more restrictive policies than the general College policy, as listed below:
All athletic facilities are booked by the Athletic Department and are used primarily for athletic teams, intramurals, fitness classes, and related College activities.
Alumni Gym, Memorial Stadium, Leverone Field House, and Berry Sports Center
During the off-season, these facilities may be booked through the Athletic Department for College functions or to outside groups, when appropriate. The Conferences and Events office must be notified to prevent conflicts.
All Collis, Robinson, and Thayer Dining Hall spaces are booked through Collis Reservations. Collis, as a student center, devotes priority use of its facility to recognized student groups. Other College groups and departments are accommodated as space permits. During academic terms, the Collis Center is not available for use by outside groups.
Spaulding Auditorium, Moore Theater, and Warner Bentley Theater are used extensively by Hopkins Center programs and are seldom available for other uses. Any other use must be for programs for which no admission is charged. Faculty Lounge at the Hop can be reserved through the Conferences and Events office (C&E) and its use must involve the sponsorship and presence of a faculty member. The Top of the Hop and Alumni Hall are public function rooms that can be reserved by any student organization with a Dartmouth organization chart string. These two function rooms can be reserved through the Hop’s Facilities Manager or C&E. A policy form must be signed by the student organization representative. All facility setups are arranged through C&E.
McLane Family Lodge
The McLane Family Lodge is the base lodge for skiing at the Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme, NH, located approximately 12 miles from Campus. This facility may be reserved by Blitzing Peter Riess or Doug Holler or calling 795-2143. A space rental fee is required for the Lodge which has an occupancy capacity of up to 400 people. Contact the Skiway for rental rates. Students who use this space must also arrange and pay for Safety and Security staff and comply with all College policies, such as using busses for transportation. A damage deposit may be required. Pertinent information about the McLane Family Lodge can be found at skiway.dartmouth.edu.
Space in the Rockefeller Center is principally devoted to Center programs and to faculty in the Social Sciences and public policy-related programs. Students may study in Hinman Forum, Morrison Commons, Rockefeller 1, 2, 3, 208 and 209, when they are not in use. Faculty and students from College-recognized organizations can schedule these spaces with the Conferences and Special Events office, 646-2923, for academic programs and public affairs events that are open to the community.
Chapel is used for religious services of all kinds. It is not available for events that are strictly social or conflict with or contradict the religious nature of the space. The number of concerts which can take place there has been strictly limited and must be approved well in advance by the Tucker Foundation. Faculty and students from College-recognized organizations can schedule the Chapel with the Conferences and Special Events office, 646-2923.
Tom Dent Cabin
The Cabin may be reserved by either students or College departments on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Collis Reservations.
Rental of Certain Facilities to Individuals and Unaffiliated Organizations
Dartmouth College rents certain campus facilities to organizations not affiliated with the College, and to individuals, under the following terms and conditions:
Facilities Available for Rental
The following facilities are available for rental by individuals and non-affiliated organizations on an as-available basis at the rates indicated for 2012-2013:
|Facility||Daily Rate||Seating Capacity|
|Alumni Hall(#)||$550||240 dinner, 400 theater style|
|DOC House (**)||$340||45-60|
|McLane Family Lodge||Please call for current rates.||(Plus buses and Safety and Security) 400|
|Rollins Chapel (*)||$325||600|
|Smoyer Lounge (+)||80|
|Tom Dent Cabin (++)||$150||40|
|Top of the Hop (#)||$325||80 theater style|
(*) For religious services and musical concerts only.
(#) Food and beverage service only by Hanover Inn.
(**) Food and beverage service only by Dartmouth approved caterers or Hanover Inn.
(+) For rates and other information of these and other Athletic Department facilities, call 646-3654.
The foregoing rates cover only basic operational costs (heat, water, lights, and routine housekeeping). Additional direct fees are charged for rental and delivery of extra equipment, public address facilities, security, and custodial coverage as requested or needed. Rates for rental of chairs, tables, chalkboards, and other equipment and facilities are available upon request.
To obtain information regarding availability of facilities for rental and to make reservations, contact the Conferences and Events office (646-2923). It is advised that you first fill out the reservation form found on the Conferences and Events WebViewer at http://webviewer.dartmouth.edu/. Facilities are available only if not needed for use by the College, affiliated organizations, or groups on campus through arrangements with the Conferences and Events office.
Therefore, the above facilities may not normally be reserved more than four weeks in advance for use during academic terms and reunion periods.
A facility will not be available if the date and time and/or intended use would be likely to interfere with other activities or programs of the College or would for any other reason be considered inappropriate by the College.
Conditions For Rental
Any rental of such College facilities is subject to the following terms and conditions:
1. No signs, banners, posters, handouts, sound speakers, or other materials relating to the event may be placed on College property or on public ways in the vicinity of the College campus. Publicity for the event in the rented facility shall be limited to local radio, television, or newspapers of general circulation. Neither the College’s internal mail system nor BlitzMail system shall be used for such purposes.
2. Any announcements and publicity relating to the event to occur in the rented facility must clearly identify the sponsoring party and must specify that neither the event nor its organizer is sponsored or endorsed by, or is affiliated in any way with, Dartmouth College. Furthermore, any use of the College’s name in any such materials must be approved in advance by Conferences and Events.
Required Approval of the College
Final decision on the rental of any College facility to a non-affiliated individual or organization rests with Conferences and Events, and the College reserves the right not to rent a College facility to any individual or organization for any reason.
Last Updated: 10/25/12