Statement on Use of Spaulding Auditorium by Political Candidates


Nov. 10, 2015

Dartmouth is eager to welcome all political candidates to campus and give our students the access that comes with being in New Hampshire during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Lindsey Graham were both recently on campus as part of College-sponsored events. We would love to welcome Donald Trump to Dartmouth as well.

Spaulding Auditorium is not available for rent by non-Dartmouth individuals and organizations, including political candidates. It is, however, available for use (through reservation) by campus groups holding College-sponsored events. For example, in 2011 when the College hosted the Republican Presidential Debate, it was held in Spaulding Auditorium.

Hillary Clinton’s visit on Tuesday, November 10, is an event sponsored by the Tuck School of Business and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy as part of their presidential candidates speakers series. Donald Trump has been invited to participate in this series and we are currently discussing the logistics. Given Trump’s popularity, chances are that such a visit would also be held in Spaulding Auditorium.