Commencement & Reunion (C&R) housing applications are sent to the parents or legal guardians of the graduating students and to alumni/ae of each returning class. The application is included in a combined mailing from Dartmouth's Conferences & Special Events Office, Alumni Relations and C&R Housing, and is sent out during the first week of March. For Commencement guests, in addition to the housing application, this mailing also includes information about Commencement weekend, including a schedule of events, highlights of the weekend, and other general information about Commencement. If you are returning for your class reunion, Alumni Relations includes information on events planned for your class reunion activities.
The nightly rate for Commencement and Reunion guests is $45 per person. The deadline for submitting Commencement housing applications is April 13, 2016. The deadline for submitting Reunion housing applications is April 13, 2016. Any cancellation made before May 9, 2016 is subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after May 9, 2016.
Because we have a number of guests visiting Dartmouth during this time period, it is very important that all those staying in the residence halls pay close attention to the move in and move out times. In order to ensure our facilities are ready for the next group of guests arriving to campus, we cannot allow additional night stays or later move out times. Space is limited for the Commencement weekend (Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12, 2016) so guests are asked to limit the number in their parties to no more than eight for this weekend.
If you are interested in staying on campus in our residence halls, please click on one of the links below to learn more.
Our residence halls are equipped with television lounges, kitchens, and common rooms where guests can meet. Our halls have no more than four floors, and a limited number of buildings with elevators. The residence halls, although convenient, do not offer the amenities of a fully-staffed hotel. Rooms are clean and beds are made before your arrival but there is no daily maid service. We provide bed sheets, blankets, towels, pillows, cups, and soap. All of our rooms contain single (twin) beds and most of our rooms do not have private baths. Rooms are not equipped with phones; however there is a public phone on the first floor of each building. Facilities for guests with disabilities are limited but we do have accessible rooms if reserved in a timely manner.
The C&R Housing Office hires more than 60 undergraduate students to help clean rooms, make beds for our guests during the C&R period and generally help run the C&R Housing program. Our staff is here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and is available to assist you with check in and questions that may arise during your stay. The C&R Housing Office is located on the first floor of Middle Massachusetts Hall. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from early March through June. From June 10 through June 19, 2016 the office is staffed 24 hours a day.