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Frequently Asked Questions


When will I find out about registration?

We will send out a physical mailing early in the year when registration is open, this mailing will direct you to our online registration system.

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Do I need to register in advance?

Advance registration is strongly encouraged to allow us to prepare.  Onsite registration will also be available on Friday and Saturday. There is no need to register your Dartmouth student.

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Are all events included in the registration?

All events sponsored by the Collis Center for Student Involvement are included in your registration. Other campus departments will be hosting events over the weekend, and some may require an additional cost or registration (e.g. productions at the Hopkins Center, canoe rentals). The  schedule will specify which events have an additional cost.

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When and where can I check in?

Check in is held in Collis Center, check the schedule for times.

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Where will events be held?

Events will be held at a variety of locations across campus.

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Do I have to present my name tag at all events?

Yes. Student volunteers will be staffing the doors at events and will only allow those with Family Weekend name tags or Dartmouth student ID cards into the event. It is imperative that you check in and pick up your registration packet/name tags when you arrive on campus. 

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How many family members may attend?

There is no limit. The more the merrier!

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Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, children are welcome, but childcare services are not available.

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Will accessibility services be provided?

Please contact the Collis Center for Student Involvement in advance of your arrival for more information.

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Where can I park?

On-campus parking is limited. Families may park in the Thompson and Dewey lots free of charge. Please consult the parking guide for more information. Additional paid parking is available in the Hanover parking garage and at meters throughout the town. Please note: parking is strictly enforced on campus and in Hanover and improperly parked cars will be ticketed.

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Is there a shuttle service offered?

We do not offer a shuttle service; however, the following options are available:

  • Some area hotels do have shuttle services available, please contact them for more information.
  • Uber and Lyft are available in this area, though there are a limited number of drivers.
  • Advance Transit offers routes throughout the area; please consult their website for details

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What will the weather be like?

The New Hampshire weather is quite variable and hard to predict, both in the spring and summer. Family Weekends are often warm and sunny– but cool, rainy weekends are also common. Be sure to consult a weather service when packing for your visit!

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