Family Weekend will be held from September 30–October 2, 2022 on the Dartmouth campus. In prior years, Family Weekend was scheduled for the spring term and limited to first-year students and their families. This year, we are moving the event to the fall and including the families of both first-year students and graduating seniors.

This change gives each family two Family Weekend experiences during their student’s four years at Dartmouth. First-year students and families can enjoy Dartmouth for the first time together, and graduating seniors and their families can gather with one another on campus before Commencement.

We hope you will join us for this special weekend filled with tours, faculty lectures, information sessions, a family cookout, athletic events, and many opportunities to get to know us and each other better. Events will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 30, and wrap up in the morning on Sunday, October 2. Please mark your calendar.

For the schedule of events, registration information, and other details, please visit the Family Weekend website.

Area Accommodations

Fall in the Upper Valley is a busy time for visitors, so we encourage you to make a hotel reservation as soon as possible. There are no hotel blocks on hold for families for Family Weekend. You may want to look for availability within an hour or so of Hanover in both New Hampshire and Vermont.

Here are some helpful lodging links. Don’t forget to also check out local B&Bs in NH and VT: 

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