Guarini School 250th Celebration Event

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to ring in the start of the College’s 250th year on Jan. 10 at one of nine simultaneous celebrations across campus.

Starting at 4 p.m., each event will offer refreshments, music, and giveaways. Greetings and introductions by 250th celebration co-chairs Cheryl Bascomb ’82, vice president for alumni relations, and Donald Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, will be followed by remarks by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77. The kickoff messages will be broadcast at each location at 4:25 pm.

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will host a celebration in the Graduate Student Lounge, 4 Currier Place, starting at 4pm. Graduate Student Council President, Katherine Von Herrmann, will welcome attendees and introduce a slideshow followed by the live stream video of Professor Pease and President Hanlon.  Dean of the Guarini School, Jon Kull, will also speak. 

The event’s main organizer, Ellie Nan Storck, Graduate Student Activities Coordinator, is looking forward to celebrating. “The event will feature a live musical performance from MALS student Tyné Freeman (Dartmouth ' 17), sparkling wine and catered hors d'oeuvres from Maple Street Catering, as well as special 250th gifts from the School,” she says. “We're very excited to offer the Guarini community the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of what will surely be a wonderful year of celebrating Dartmouth College!”

Dartmouth will commemorate the 250th anniversary of its founding throughout 2019 with a slate of celebrations, academic and arts programming, and a service opportunity for the entire Dartmouth community. “This is a time to honor our College, both as an enduring institution and as one that continues to evolve to prepare tomorrow’s leaders,” says Bascomb.

The theme of the 250th celebration is “Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future.”

“People can celebrate in their own way, but we encourage people to reach out, connect with others, learn something new, and think about the impact we can have—through Dartmouth—on our world,” she says. 

The year of 250th anniversary events will include exhibits, academic initiatives, opportunities for service and giving, performances, and 250th keepsakes. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in the festivities at the celebration location that is most convenient to them. Locations are:

• Baker-Berry Library main corridor           

• Hopkins Center for the Arts, Top of the Hop                                                    

• Collis Center, Common Ground

• ’78 Life Sciences Building, Oopik Auditorium

• Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Auditorium H

• MacLean Engineering Sciences Center, GlycoFi Atrium                  

• Raether Hall, McLaughlin Atrium                          

• 4 Currier Place, Guarini Graduate Lounge

• Berry Sports Center, Leede Arena

The Jan. 10 kickoff remarks will be live-streamed on the Dartmouth 250th website, which features videos and information about the full slate of commemorative events.