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What does the green flag with a white tree signify?

The Dartmouth FlagLast updated 02/09/10

Dartmouth’s flag, a stylized white pine tree on a green field, was designed by College Designer John Scotford ’38 for the 1969 bicentennial of the founding of Dartmouth. The flag is emblematic of the “Lone Pine,” the large white pine that stood on the campus for many years and has become an enduring symbol of the College. The Dartmouth flag flies on the Dartmouth Green, next to the American flag. It is lowered to half-staff to mark the death of members of the Dartmouth family including students, faculty, staff, and some alumni. At times when the American flag is flown at half-staff, the Dartmouth flag is not flown.

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Last updated: 02/09/10