The William Jewett Tucker Center inspires and supports responsible leadership in students, faculty, and staff. Our programs offer opportunities to cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose through spiritual, ethical, and moral exploration and engagement. More than 20 percent of Dartmouth's undergraduate students take part in our programs.
We encourage multifaith learning and engagement through our Multifaith Initiative. We look to build relationships through the exploration of the variety of religious faith, honoring common ground and shared concerns while not shying away from real and significant difference.
We also support more than two dozen diverse religious groups that provide opportunities for students to grow spiritually.
Shanti's Annual Diwali Celebration!
DATE: Saturday, November 14th 2015
Free and open to all
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Hindu Puja at Rollins Chapel (seating starts at 3:15 - limited seating)
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Lighting Lamps and sparklers on the Dartmouth Green (5,000 lamps!)
5:45 - 7:00 PM: Cultural Program at Rollins Chapel (seating starts at 5:30 - limited seating)
7:00 PM: Indian Vegerian Dinner in Rollins Chapel
Sponsored by: Upper Valley Indian Community, Special Programs & Events Committee, Graduate student Council, Tucker Center, Thayer Council, and OPAL
Diwali, also called the festival of lights, is a Hindu festival that has gained popularity across the globe. According to Hindu legend, Diwali honors the stories of two avatars of the Hindu God Vishnu. It marks the triumph of good over evil (dharma over adharma) and is celebrated by lighting lamps on a New Moon day. Spiritually, the lighting of a lamp reminds us to kindle our own lamp of knowledge to dispel the darkness of ignorance.
Be not content with the commonplace of character any more than the commonplace in ambition or intellectual attainment. Do not expect you will make any lasting or very strong impression on the world through intellectual power without the use of an equal amount of character and heart.
William Jewett Tucker, ninth president of the College
Last Updated: 11/10/15