Dartmouth Tour Tuesdays

Join us for the inaugural season of Tour Tuesdays!

UPDATE: Many summer tours filled quickly this first season. Expanded offerings for the fall season will be posted soon. For more information about Tour Tuesdays please feel free to reach out to us at Community.Relations@dartmouth.edu

Every Tuesday in July and August, we invite you to attend interactive tours, lab visits and other activities that showcase Dartmouth's incredible research, history and unique features. Free and open to all - staff, students, community members and visitors (minors must be accompanied by an adult). 

RSVP to any of the following events here. Please indicate which tours you would like to attend, and we will confirm with location and other details. We will reach out to you via email with a confirmation of your tour, as well as locations and any special instructions. Tours may fill quickly, and we will maintain wait lists.

July 2

  • FULL: 11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. 53 Commons tour and lunch: Guided tour of the incredible variety of food offerings at "Foco", including lunch!  
  • CANCELLED: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Paleoanthropology (fossil human) lab: Learn about the field of paleoanthropology and Jerry DeSilva's research and work at fossil sites in Africa, then investigate the lab yourself -  open drawers and cabinets and pick a fossil that you find interesting. We will then come together as a group and engage in a conversation about your favorite fossil, our past and what we can learn from fossils. 

July 9

  • WAITLISTED 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. '53 Commons tour and lunch: Guided tour of the incredible variety of food offerings at "Foco", including lunch! 
  • WAITLISTED 2:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. Webster Cottage: Tour the one and a half story farmhouse built in 1780 for the daughter of Dartmouth's founder Eleazar Wheelock.
  • 3 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Webster Cottage
  • WAITLISTED 4 p.m.-4:20 p.m.  Webster Cottage

July 16

  • WAITLISTED 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.  Sacred spaces: Led by the Rev. Nancy A.G. Vogele, '85, the Chaplain and Director of the Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Living,  we will visit the many religious sites around campus.
  • WAITLISTED 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Data Experiences and Visualizations Studio: The DEV Studio: The DEV Studio works with faculty and students on research using augmented and virtual reality, as well as a few related areas where the lines between digital and physical systems get blurry. Come explore!
  • 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Campus Sustainability and Energy Decarbonization Walking Tour.  Come join Director of Sustainability, Rosi Kerr '97, for a casual Campus Sustainability and Energy Decarbonization Walking Tour! Hear about Dartmouth's new climate goals and the plans to reduce operational campus carbon emissions to zero by 2050, with real time updates, peeks at campus construction and room for your questions! Who knows, we might even end with popsicles! 

July 23

  • WAITLISTED 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Genomics: Shannon Soucy and Liz Sergison will lead a discussion on the history of genomics, a tour of the genomics lab to see equipment used to sequence human and mouse genomes followed by lunch and a conversation on the analysis (bioinformatics) of the data/results from the various equipment. 
  • WAITLISTED 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. '53 Commons tour and lunch: Guided tour of the incredible variety of food offerings at "Foco", including lunch!
  • CANCELLED 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Rauner Special Collections Library: Join Morgan Swan, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Scholarly Engagement, in an exploration  of treasures from the college's rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections. 
  • WAITLISTED: 1:30pm- 3 p.m. Paleoanthropology (fossil human) lab: Learn about the field of paleoanthropology and Jerry DeSilva's research and work at fossil sites in Africa, then investigate the lab yourself -  open drawers and cabinets and pick a fossil that you find interesting. We will then come together as a group and engage in a conversation about your favorite fossil, our past and what we can learn from
  • WAITLISTED 2:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. Webster Cottage: Tour the one and a half story farmhouse built in 1780 for the daughter of Dartmouth's founder Eleazar Wheelock.
  • 3 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Webster Cottage
  • 3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Webster Cottage

July 30

  • WAITLISTED 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Dartmouth Cemetery: Guided tour of the "Old Dartmouth Cemetery", including fascinating stories from the past and information on current conservation efforts.
  • 11 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Data Experiences and Visualizations Studio: The DEV Studio: The DEV Studio works with faculty and students on research using augmented and virtual reality, as well as a few related areas where the lines between digital and physical systems get blurry. Come explore!
  • WAITLISTED 2 p.m.-3 p.m.  Heating Plant/Steam Tunnels: Guided tour of the heating plant, followed by a walk under the Green through the steam tunnels.

August 6

  • WAITLISTED 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  '53 Commons tour and lunch: Guided tour of the incredible variety of food offerings at "Foco", including lunch!
  • 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Rauner Special Collections Library: Join Morgan Swan, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Scholarly Engagement, in an exploration  of treasures from the college's rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections. 
  • 1:30pm – 3 p.m. Paleoanthropology (fossil human) lab: Learn about the field of paleoanthropology and Jerry DeSilva's research and work at fossil sites in Africa, then investigate the lab yourself -  open drawers and cabinets and pick a fossil that you find interesting. We will then come together as a group and engage in a conversation about your favorite fossil, our past and what we can learn from
  • FULLY BOOKED  2 p.m.-3 p.m.  Heating Plant/Steam Tunnels: Guided tour of the heating plant, followed by a walk under the Green through the steam tunnels.

August 13

  • WAITLISTED 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. '53 Commons tour and lunch: Guided tour of the incredible variety of food offerings at "Foco", including lunch!
  • 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Rauner Special Collections Library: Join Morgan Swan, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Scholarly Engagement, in an exploration  of treasures from the college's rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections. 
  • 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Campus Sustainability and Energy Decarbonization Walking Tour. Come join Director of Sustainability, Rosi Kerr '97, for a casual Campus Sustainability and Energy Decarbonization Walking Tour! Hear about Dartmouth's new climate goals and the plans to reduce operational campus carbon emissions to zero by 2050, with real time updates, peeks at campus construction and room for your questions! Who knows, we might even end with popsicles! 
  • WAITLISTED 5 p.m. -5:45 p.m.  Dartmouth Cemetery: Guided tour of the "Old Dartmouth Cemetery", including fascinating stories from the past and information on current conservation efforts.

August 20

  • 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Genomics: Shannon Soucy and Liz Sergison will lead a discussion on the history of genomics, a tour of the genomics lab to see equipment used to sequence human and mouse genomes followed by lunch and a conversation on the analysis (bioinformatics) of the data/results from the various equipment. 
  • WAITLISTED 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Rauner Special Collections Library: Join Morgan Swan, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Scholarly Engagement, in an exploration  of treasures from the college's rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections. 
  • WAITLISTED 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Human anatomy lab: with James Reed, director of the Geisel School of Medicine's anatomy lab and Anatomical Gifts Program.
  • WAITLISTED 2 p.m.-3 p.m.  Heating Plant/Steam Tunnels: Guided tour of the heating plant, followed by a walk under the Green through the steam tunnels.

August 27

  • 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Rauner Special Collections Library: Join Morgan Swan, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Scholarly Engagement, in an exploration  of treasures from the college's rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections. 
  • WAITLISTED 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Paleoanthropology (fossil human) lab: Learn about the field of paleoanthropology and Jerry DeSilva's research and work at fossil sites in Africa, then investigate the lab yourself -  open drawers and cabinets and pick a fossil that you find interesting. We will then come together as a group and engage in a conversation about your favorite fossil, our past and what we can learn from fossils.