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The Tucker Center

6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3780

The Tucker Center


The William Jewett Tucker Center builds relationships and understanding across identities, engages in dialogue on meaningful issues, and cultivates spiritual and ethical lives that will make a profound difference on campus and beyond.  Our programs offer opportunities to cultivate a sense of connection and purpose through reflective personal exploration and intentional community engagement.

Tucker is inclusive and affirming of all students, faculty, and staff including those who identify:

  • With a particular faith or tradition
  • Are questioning or     
  • searching for a spiritual/religious path
  • Are secular or of no faith
  • Are spiritual but not religious
  • Seek to understand and appreciate diversity

Tucker provides a unique experience to every student who enters our doors. Come make your home with us!


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Baccalaureate Multi-Faith Service

The baccalaureate service seems to have originated in the early 15th century at Oxford University in England. Each graduate was obliged to deliver an oration or sermon, in Latin, to demonstrate his worthiness to receive the degree of bachelor, signified by crowning him with laurels. This service was, in effect, what we now call commencement for after you had orated and been crowned with laurels, you were a bachelor - you had your degree.

In America, at religious colleges (like Dartmouth was at its founding and early years), the graduation ceremony included a church service, so that new graduates would understand both the seriousness of their new responsibilities and the true Source of all their achievements.

Today's service has evolved greatly since the days of Eleazar Wheelock. It is now a multi-faith, multicultural service in which we celebrate what we hold in common while also recognizing each tradition's beautiful particularities. It is a time of celebration and worship when we pause, as a college, to give thanks to God for our graduates.

2018 Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, June 19th at 3:00 PM in Rollins Chapel

Keynote speaker: Allegra Love '03


Allegra Love


Martin Luther King, Jr. 2018 Community Multi-Faith Celebration

Rev. Dr. Jacqui LewisThe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multifaith Celebration on Sunday, January 21, 2018 will feature keynote speaker The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.Dr. Lewis is Senior Minister of Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of Manhattan. Middle Collegiate Church is a dynamic 1000-member multiracial, multicultural, inclusive congregation. Lewis is also the Executive Director of The Middle Project, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society.

Lewis is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Society/Psychology and Religion at Drew University.  Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she serves on the Multiracial Congregation Task Force of the Reformed Church in America.  Lewis has been Adjunct Professor at The Graduate Theological Union and Union Theological Seminary, and is currently Doctor of Ministry faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary.  She is a nationally recognized speaker and preacher on the topics of racial justice and reconciliation and has been interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition, WABC, WNBC, CNN, GritTV, in Ebony and Forbes Magazine, and has been a featured speaker on 30 Good Minutes.  She blogs for The Huffington Post and is the author of The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multi-Racial and Multi-Cultural Congregations.

Please join us for this joyful celebration featuring diverse student voices and the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir directed by Walt J. Cunningham.


 2018 MLK Community Multi-faith Celebration



Join us for the second Speed Stories of the term, with Professor Marcelo Gleiser of the Physics Department. The event will take place on Sunday, October 22 in Occom Commons (McLaughlin Cluster) from 6:00-7:00 pm. Dinner will be served! Please RSVP here for food headcounts. 

speed stories gleiser


Federal Policy on Immigration


We encourage multi-faith learning and engagement through our Multi-faith 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.


Reach out to any member of our amazing staff with questions! To read staff biographies, click here

 Tucker Staff 2017-2018

(Photo by Michelle Chen '19)

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 of William Jewett Tucker, ninth president of the College.


Last Updated: 4/4/18