Dartmouth Engineering

Student Life

Spirited conversations both in and out of class, a dedicated MEM study space, and weekly social events make it easy to build your professional network and cultivate lasting friendships. Small classes and personal attention from professors foster a welcoming atmosphere and a stimulating intellectual environment.


MEM students join a fun and lively community. Trivia night is a popular quarterly event with both students and faculty while informal dinners and social gatherings bring Thayer and Tuck students together off-campus. Faculty have also been known to invite students to dinner at their homes.

Students are encouraged to participate in the many Thayer and Dartmouth-wide clubs and activities on campus, including:

MEM Council

Thayer Consulting Club

Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Dartmouth Formula Racing

...and everything else that Thayer, Tuck, Dartmouth, and the local community have to offer.


Students are invited to participate in Thayer and Tuck seminars and events throughout the year, and the much beloved "mugging ceremony" caps off the MEM experience at the Thayer School Investiture.

Dartmouth's annual Winter Carnival, Homecoming, and Green Key celebrations include graduate students from across campus. See full Dartmouth events calendar.


Hanover is situated in the heart of the Upper Valley, a picturesque region of New Hampshire and Vermont that combines the culture and benefits of an Ivy League institution with the beauty of small-town New England.

Opportunities to experience the outdoors abound — skiing, hiking, and boating on the Connecticut River are all just steps from campus. Close to Boston (2 hrs), Montreal (3 hrs) and New York (5 hrs), Dartmouth offers rural living with easy access to the city.

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MEM students have access to several housing options around Hanover. Most students rent apartments or homes off campus, either in Hanover or surrounding towns. 

Dartmouth graduate students have access to Dartmouth housing in Sachem Village, located 2 miles south of campus. The community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes.

The Dartmouth Real Estate Office manages non-Dartmouth rental housing near campus. These include both rental apartments and homes near campus.


Dartmouth’s campus and nearby towns are served by the FREE public bus service, Advance Transit. Local buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bicycle racks. 

Daily bus service to Boston and New York City via the Dartmouth Coach is affordable and convenient. Amtrak trains stop just across the river in White River Junction, Vt. Commercial flights depart from nearby Lebanon Municipal Airport or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Fly internationally from Boston Logan International Airport, or from airports in Connecticut and New York.