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Schedule of Events*



Friday, September 19

 Driving Directions (coming soon)     .

Saturday, September 20

Highlighted Children's Activities (Coming soon)     .

Sunday, September 21

Registration (coming soon)     .


Friday, September 19, 2014


1:00-4:00 pm

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT

Bring your children to this award-winning, interactive science museum in nearby Norwich, Vt. Visit the bubble room, insect exhibits, and natural history kiosks as well as the science park and walking trails. Visit anytime during the weekend and mention ”Dartmouth’s medical school reunion” for admission.


1:00-4:00 pm

1978 Life Sciences Building
4th Floor, Hanover Campus

1:00-4:00 pm: self exploration
2:30 pm: guided tour

The Life Sciences Greenhouse, opened in August 2011, features an extensive and varied plant collection with a wide range of diversity, utility, and beauty. Among the most popular collections is the Brout Orchid Collection, home to about a thousand orchids of many species and hybrids. The orchid collection is in two rooms. Other rooms open to the public are a tropical room, a sub-tropical room, and a xeric room housing cacti and succulents. 


2:00-4:00 pm

Dartmouth Faculty Contributions to Improving Medical Care
Auditorium G, DHMC, Lebanon Campus

Advances in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of illnesses or disorders, tagged by the CDC as leading causes of death in America, are being developed here at Dartmouth. Hear from clinicians and researchers on their work in several of these critical areas.


2:00-4:00 pm

CLASS OF 1964:
Career Conversations Session


4:15-5:15 pm

Helpful Hints for the Admissions Journey
DMS 1, DHMC, Lebanon Campus

For those parents, grandparents, and interested bystanders who have young people not far from the college admissions process, Jeff Sassorossi, D’75, Director, Special Projects and Reporting, and liaison to Dartmouth College Admissions, will offer an overview of what to expect and how best to help your college applicant.


4:15-5:15 pm

Rare Medical Books in Rauner Library
Rauner Library, Hanover Campus

Encounters with key texts in the history of medicine can often provide students, researchers, and clinicians with new perspectives on current topics and lead them to delve deeper into the core values and beliefs underpinning their work. Come to Rauner Special Collections Library for a tour of beautiful and provocative medical texts from the 15th to 19th centuries.


4:15-5:45 pm

Top of the Hop, Faculty Lounge, Hanover Campus

TDI alumni are invited to a brief information session at the Top of the Hop. Following the briefing, faculty and students will also be present to chat with local and returning alumni.


5:30 pm

Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT

5:30 pm: Cocktails
7:00 pm: Dinner

Members of the Class of 1964 and their guests will meet for cocktails, followed by dinner at the lovely Norwich Inn. Cash bar. Casual dress. Please RSVP on the reunion registration form or call Alumni Relations to assist them and class organizer, Ernie Weymuller, with their planning.


6:00-9:00 pm

Dartmouth Outing Club, Hanover Campus

Pick up your registration packet for the weekend. Partake of the ample hors d’oeuvres and beverages with friends as you enjoy the view of Occom Pond. Bring the kids—our treasure chest of puzzles and games will keep them busy. Then spend the evening returning to your old Hanover haunts or visiting new ones. Late night music at the Canoe Club on Main Street? Coffee at the Dirt Cowboy? For your ice cream craving, try the new gelato shop, just doors from the Nugget Theater.


6:00 pm

at the Johansens' Home, Etna, NH

Sarah Johansen and her husband Tom will host a party for the Class of 1989. Classmates and guests are invited for a casual evening. Bring your old photos and memorabilia to share. Please RSVP on the registration form or call Alumni Relations to help Sarah with her planning.


Saturday, September 20, 2014


8:30-9:15 am

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A Time of Remembrance
Rollins Chapel, Hanover Campus

Alumni will come together to remember friends who have passed away in the last five years. Members of the Dermatones, the student a cappella group, will also perform several selections.


9:30-10:30 am

Room 200, 1978 Life Sciences Center, Hanover Campus

Enjoy a continental breakfast and conversation with Medical School and TDI senior leadership, including Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Richard Simons and Director of The Dartmouth Institute Elliott Fisher. These leaders will talk about the academic, medical, and research priorities of the larger institution as well as TDI’s contributions to the School’s future direction. Take this opportunity to question these leaders about their vision and the trends occurring in health care education—and to share your thoughts and ideas with them.


10:30-11:15 am

Room 200, 1978 Life Sciences Center, Hanover Campus

Join faculty members Leslie Fall, MD, M’90, and Tim Lahey, MD, for a discussion about the curriculum redesign.


11:15-12:00 pm

Room 200, 1978 Life Sciences Center, Hanover Campus

Who are the Geisel students of today? What are their passions, inside and outside the classroom? Capture a glimpse of the medical school through the eyes and words of several of its current students.


12:00-2:00 pm

1978 Life Sciences Center Courtyard, Hanover Campus
Cost: $15/Adult, $7.50/Child 5-12, Under 5 free

12:00-2:00 pm: Caricaturist and Children's Games
1:00 pm: A Visit From VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science)

Don’t miss a delicious cookout with your classmates and current medical students. All classes and families are invited. Special activities for the kids, including a visit and bird discussion by an aviary expert from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), in Quechee, Vt. After lunch, enjoy a hike on one of the nearby trails or head off to other amusements and fun in the Upper Valley.


12:30-2:00 pm

1978 Life Sciences Center Courtyard, Hanover Campus

Who was your favorite professor? When did you know medicine or science was your life’s path? Was there a lesson learned or observed from a preceptor or an attending that made a lasting imprint upon your approach to patient care? Advice for the next generation—what simple thought would you convey to the incoming class of 2018?Share a memory, talk with another classmate, or send a message to your future colleagues. Participate in our version of the “StoryCorps” tradition being shared around the country. Help us capture your history and thoughts. See more details in the flier in your welcome packet.


2:00 pm

Hanover Country Club, Hanover

Bring your clubs (or rent them here) and join your colleagues for a “friendly” contest on the Hanover greens. The 2 p.m. tee time is reserved for medical school alumni, and the fee of $45 per person includes cart. Please respond to Geisel.Alumni.Relations@dartmouth.edu to confirm your interest by August 29 and reserve your tee time.


2:30-3:30 pm

Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Hanover Campus

This Emmy-nominated documentary traces more than 100 years of ski history in the United States, focusing on the many contributions of Dartmouth College and its alumni to the formation, growth, and ongoing innovations in all aspects of snowsports. See original and vintage footage, much of it public for the first time.


2:30-3:30 pm

Hood Museum, Hanover Campus

The Hood Museum of Art is one of the oldest and largest college art museums in the country, with an encyclopedic collection of 65,000 works of art. This tour will provide an introduction to the museum, and will also highlight the wide-ranging collaborations undertaken between the museum and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Also see the current exhibit, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.


5:00 pm  

Brooks’s Home, Norwich, VT

Nancy Philips and Blair Brooks invite their classmates and guests to their home for a casual evening to reconnect at the beginning of the reunion weekend. Please RSVP on the reunion registration form or call Alumni Relations to help Nancy and Blair with their planning.


6:00-9:30 pm  

Cardigan and Washington rooms, Hanover Inn, Hanover
Cost: $15/Child 5 and over

Near the reunion dinner, your children of five or older will enjoy an evening of activities, games for all ages, and age-appropriate movies. A healthy dinner and snacks are also provided. Also contact Alumni Relations about babysitter service for infants and preschool children. Sitter fees and application available online. Visit GeiselAlumni.org/sitter_services to learn more.

*Contact Alumni Relations to arrange sitter services for infants and preschool children.


6:00-9:00 pm  

Cost: $45/Adult

6:00-6:45 pm: Reception at the Top of the Hop, Hanover Campus
7:00 pm: Dinner Served at Alumni Hall, Hanover Campus
7:00-9:00 pm: Class Photos

Meet classmates at the Top of the Hop for cocktails preceding dinner at Alumni Hall. Spend the evening rekindling old friendships, networking with alumni in other classes, or comparing thoughts about the discoveries and changes at Dartmouth. Don’t forget to bring pictures and other memorabilia to share! Cheer on the reunion gift committees as they announce their class gift results. Please tell us of any dietary restrictions. We will also stage class photos to capture the moment and send to you later.

*Please note: Children are not invited to the Saturday night dinner. Please consider our "Children's Night Out" program at the Hanover Inn or contact us about sitter services for babies and younger children.



Sunday, September 21, 2014


9:00-11:30 am

Collis Common Room, Collis Student Union, Hanover Campus
Cost: $15/Adult, $6/Child 5-12, Under 5 free

Gather for a buffet breakfast and say farewell to classmates before heading home.


Other Non Reunion Activities During the Weekend

Saturday, September 20:  

•  Back to Class Series, 10:00 am, Alumni Hall, Hanover Campus

•  Perspectives on Wisdom: Invitation to a Dialogue, 2:00-4:30 pm, 105 Dartmouth Hall, Hanover Campus

•  Football Game - Dartmouth v. Central Connecticut, kickoff at 7 pm

•  Hood Museum, Hanover, NH
Wander through the current Hood exhibit, Friday/Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.


Sojourns, Treks, and Adventures

Over the weekend, enjoy any of these family-friendly adventures in the Upper Valley. No reservations necessary. Additional information for each will be included in your welcome packet at reunion. Canoes have been reserved for alumni all weekend, including Sunday. Additional questions—ask us!

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT
Visit the museum anytime during the weekend; just mention "Dartmouth's medical school reunion" for admission.    

Hitting the Links, Hanover Country Club, Hanover, NH 
Interested in a round of golf while in town? Join alumni at a tee-time reserved for 2 p.m. on Saturday or schedule another time at your convenience.  Golfers will pay when they check in at the clubhouse.

Canoe the Connecticut, Ledyard Canoe Club, Hanover, NH
Launch from the Ledyard Canoe Club and view the glory of fall from the vantage of the Connecticut River. Canoes have been reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for alumni on Saturday and Sunday.  Call for availability at 603-643-6709. 

Or Other Suggested Excursions:

 Note: All activities are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

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