Last updated 08/06/07
The Dartmouth Green, at the heart of the campus, measures five acres in area. The Green dates back to 1770, when, according to “Dartmo: The Buildings of Dartmouth College,” trees up to 270 feet tall were felled in a circular area as one of the main features of the then-new College and the Town of Hanover. Now a gathering space for students on sunny summer days, the Green is also the site of a host of formal and informal events, including the Homecoming bonfire, the Winter Carnival sculpture, Pow Wow, and Commencement. The Green was the site of Dartmouth’s first football game in 1881 and was, in the College’s early days, a pasture where local farmers grazed their cattle. Read more about the Green at Dartmo.
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