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Additional Area and College Services

Additional Area and College Services

Additional Area and College Services

What cell phones work in Hanover? What banks are available? Where can I order a birthday cake/flowers/balloons?

Although we don't recommend any particular business over another, this information might be useful

  • Verizon, Sprint, cellular One, AT&T, and Unicel provide local cellular service
  • There are five banks within walking distance of campus: Bank of America, Citizen's Bank, Ledyard National Bank, Mascoma Savings Bank, and Lake Sunapee Bank.
  • Cakes can be ordered from Lou's Bakery (603-643-3321)
  • Flowers and birthday balloon packages can be ordered at Robert's Flowers (603-643-4343) in Hanover. 

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Do I need health insurance? What health care providers are available?

Dartmouth requires that every student have health insurance coverage. Students are enrolled in the DSGHP (Dartmouth Student Group health Plan) unless they obtain an approved waiver for another health plan. Health plans must meet several criteria, including the provision of benefits for non-emergency services that students need while in residence in the Hanover area. Information is available online at: www.dartmouth.edu/~health/depts/insurance/.

Health care services are available at Dick's House on campus, as well as at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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How can I get around Hanover and to the stores in West Lebanon without a car?

Advance Transit is a free bus system that runs Monday - Friday and goes to all of the surrounding towns. You can view a schedule online at www.advancetransit.com. For students over 21, two Zip Cars are available on campus.

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How does my Dartmouth Card work? How can I put more money on it?

Students and parents can check their balance online and add money online. For more information, please see www.dartmouth.edu/~dartcard/ or call the Dartmouth Card Office at 603-646-3724.

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Is there a laundry service?

Yes. Students can either do their laundry in the residence halls or opt to use a laundry service.

  • Laundry rooms are available for student use on the ground or first floor of each residence hall cluster. Washers and dryers can be used 24 hours a day. The cost is $1.25 to wash and $1.25 to dry, and can be paid for with quarters and/or Dartmouth Card.
  • E&R Laundry Service information is sent in a summer mailing and can be found at www.thecampuslaundry.com.

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Last Updated: 7/18/12