College News and Fun Facts: Dartmouth College
Dartmouth’s Latin motto “Vox clamantis in deserto” translates into “the voice of one crying out in the wilderness.” Source
As a Homecoming tradition, the freshman class builds a bonfire and runs around it a set number of times in concordance with their class year, while upperclassmen cheer them on.
Ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching for the last four consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “research university with very high research activity,” Dartmouth combines elite academics with thriving research and scholarship.
In another well-known tradition, hundreds of students plunge into the icy water of Occom Pond for the annual Polar Bear Swim that takes place during Winter Carnival.
The majority of each incoming class take part in “trips”, a pre-orientation, student-run five-day outdoor program, designed to welcome them to Dartmouth and bond with other freshmen.
- Color: Dartmouth Green
- Mascot: Keggy the Keg
- Admit Rate: 8.7% (Class of 2022). Read more
- September 16, 2020
Boar’s Head Dinner. One of the University’s oldest and most beloved traditions, the Boar’s Head Dinner began in 1934 and is held annually in December. The dinner recalls the spirit of English court dinners, such as those served at Queens … More
- September 9, 2020
The first football game, between two different colleges, happened in November of 1869. It was Princeton vs. Rutgers. (Rutgers won, 6-4). Source The Bonfire. The bonfire is one of the most memorable, and sporadic, of all traditional Princeton activities, celebrating that the … More
- September 2, 2020
Williams Purple is the new green. Williams has made a strong commitment to being a friendly and responsible member of the global community. Color: Gold, Purple, and White Mascot: Ephelia the Purple Cow Admit Rate: 12.2% (Class of 2022) Read … More
- August 28, 2020
Columbia University (New York, NY): What is Orgo Night, you ask? The night before the organic chemistry final, the Columbia University marching band disrupts studies in Butler Library. Stress relief!