A Milestone Year, A Memorable Homecoming

 The College’s celebration of its 250th anniversary amplified the significance of the weekend’s spirit-filled traditions.

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President Phil Hanlon '77, far right, and his wife, Gail Gentes, far left, pose with bonfire build committee co-chairs Antonina Zakorchemna '23, center left, and Katie Glance '23, center right, at the structure's base.
President Philip J. Hanlon ’77, far right, and Gail Gentes, far left, pose with bonfire committee co-chairs Antonina Zakorchemna ’23, left, and Katie Glance ’23, right, at the structure’s base. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Two students sign boards that will later be included in the bonfire.
Suzanna Gulick-Stutz ’23, left, and Amalya Wilson ’23 decorate one of the bonfire’s boards during its construction. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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 7-foot-long birthday cake in the shape of Dartmouth Row
In honor of the College’s 250th anniversary, Dartmouth Night’s festivities included the cutting of this 7-foot-long birthday cake, made in the shape of Dartmouth Row. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Four First-year students from the Class of 2023 pose at a house event before the start of Dartmouth night. Three of the four are wearing "Class of 2023" shirts.
On Dartmouth Night, each house hosted “spirit stations” for students from the Class of 2023 featuring food, face paint, and Dartmouth swag. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Students from South House receive t-shirts ahead of the sweep.
Associate Professor Sienna Craig, resident professor for South House, greets students and passes out T-shirts. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Two students show off house tattoos
Students show off their new temporary tattoos before joining the “first-year sweep” procession.  (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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A group of six students with arms around each other pose for a photo before the start of the parade.
First-year students gather close before joining the parade. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Members of the School House Community enjoy dinner together before the sweep.
Geared up and ready to join the sweep, students from the School House Community take a moment to enjoy a bite together. (Photo by Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Members of the Dartmouth band pause before the parade
Members of Dartmouth’s marching band gather before the start of the parade Friday night. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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A female students applies face paint to another female student outside on Dartmouth Night.
First-year students help each other apply green face paint and Dartmouth regalia before joining the procession to the bonfire on the Green. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Alumni, including this Class of 2005 family, marched by class year during the parade on Dartmouth Night.
Alumni, including this Class of 2005 family, marched by class year during the parade on Dartmouth Night. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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First-years from the School House community head to the bonfire.
First-years from the School House Community head to the bonfire.  (Photo by Xiaoran Zhu ’19)
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First-years make their way to the Green.  (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Baker Library aglow in green.
The Dartmouth Library’s Baker-Berry Library glows green. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Students hold a sign that reads "Class of 2023" as they lead the parade
The parade swells with members of the Class of ’23 as the first-year sweep makes its way through campus toward the bonfire.  (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Students walk to the Green to see the bonfire.
Friends share in the excitement of Dartmouth Night.  (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Chase Alvarado-Anderson '23 crouches down to light the bonfire
Chase Alvarado-Anderson ’23, who served as social bonfire co-chair with Maria Trevino ’23, helps light the fire. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Embers from Dartmouth Night's bonfire sail to the sky against the backdrop of the greenlit Bakery Library Tower.
Embers from Dartmouth Night’s bonfire sail to the sky against the backdrop of the greenlit Baker-Berry Library Bell Tower. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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An aerial view of the bonfire on Dartmouth Night.
An aerial view of the bonfire on Dartmouth Night. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Anyoko Sewavi '23 logged her first career score in Dartmouth women's rugby's 52-38 victory over Quinnipiac at Brophy Field.
Anyoko Sewavi ’23 logged her first career score in Dartmouth women’s rugby’s 52-38 victory over Quinnipiac at Brophy Field.   (Photo by Doug Austin)
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John Pupel '22 practices snapping the ball
John Pupel ’22 practices snapping the ball prior to Saturday’s homecoming game against Yale. The defensive back went on to lead the Big Green’s defense with nine tackles. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Band members practice before the homecoming football game
Members of Dartmouth’s marching band practice at Memorial Field prior to the start of Dartmouth football’s game against Yale. (Photo by Robert Gill)