Conferences & Training
Know Before You Register - Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising

Please read the following important information as you begin to prepare for your departure to the institute. On this page you'll find information about registration (and what's included), accommodations, what to bring, traveling to Hanover, arrival and on-site information and more.

Registration and What's Included

The institute registration fee includes:

  • Institute program
  • Attendee bag and water bottle
  • Accommodations at the Dartmouth Residence Halls (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Breakfast (Monday-Thursday)
  • Lunch (Monday-Thursday)
  • Dinner on Sunday and Monday
  • Internet access in the residence hall rooms and throughout campus
  • Additional services available for an extra charge (pay when registering): Athletic pass: $25; Parking pass (for campus satellite lot): $50; Bus Fees: Roundtrip: $180; One way: $90



You will be given a meal card that will serve as your meal ticket to campus eateries for breakfast and lunch each day.

Breakfast and lunch
You will need to have your meal card with you for breakfast and lunch, which will be available in 53 Commons Dining Hall.

Limited mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks are scheduled daily.

  • Mid-morning break
    Coffee and cold drinks will be served
  • Mid-afternoon break
    Coffee, cold drinks and snacks will be served


Sunday's dinner will be held on campus on the Lord Lawn, and includes all the best of a New England-style clambake, featuring lobster and many other selections. Monday's barbeque will be held in the same location.

For Monday's barbeque, please wear your favorite t-shirt or sweatshirt proudly displaying your institution or organization's name.

You will be on your own for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. There are wonderful restaurants within walking distance in Hanover. Visit for dining recommendations.



As part of your registration fee, you will receive a four-night stay in the Dartmouth Residence Halls. Each attendee will stay in a private room with air conditioning and share a semi-private bathroom and shower facilities. Some showers in the newer residence halls are located in the hallways. Rooms have daily maid service and towels and linens are provided. An ice machine is located in the dormitory kitchen area.

Rooms will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date CASE receives registrations. Be sure to let CASE know in advance if you require any special accommodations due to physical limitations.

If you choose to stay off campus, CASE will deduct $200 off your registration fee. If registering online, enter code OFFSITE in the "Promo Code" field of the final checkout page to receive this discount.

Due to liability limitations, guests not affiliated with the institute are not permitted to stay in the residence halls. If you must bring additional guests with you, it is recommended that you stay off site (see list of nearby hotels under the Traveling to Hanover section). Please notify CASE staff in advance by checking the appropriate box on your registration form if you do not plan on staying in the residence halls.

Residence hall life is very different than hotel life.
Though linens and towels are provided, many amenities are not (refer to the What to Bring section for a comprehensive list of items you may want to bring with you to Dartmouth.)

You are responsible for your own room key and will incur any charges for lost keys. The Conferences & Special Events office agrees to provide each guest with one (1) room key at check-in. If keys and/or access cards are not returned at check out, a fee of $60/room key will be charged to the participant.


What to Bring

Casual dress is appropriate for the entire institute, including shorts and t-shirts. New England can be quite hot during July. Cool and comfortable should be the rule of thumb. No restaurants require coat and tie during the summer.

Please also wear comfortable shoes or sneakers. The distance from residence halls to classrooms is considerable, and everyone will do lots of walking.

Additional items for those staying in the residence hall
Below is a list of recommended items to bring, keeping in mind that the town of Hanover has many shops and services and is within walking distance of campus.
Daily tidy with small personal toiletries will be provided, as well as towels.

  • Larger bath towels/bathrobe. Although towels are provided daily, you may want your own full-size towel.
  • Shower shoes/flip flops as showers are accessed from the hallway.
  • Additional blanket (air conditioners cannot be adjusted)
  • Clothes hangers (few will be provided), portable iron, alarm clock or phone
  • Cool and casual clothing (even New Hampshire gets hot)
  • Sweater (air conditioning in the classrooms may be cool)
  • Rain gear and umbrella (walking is required rain or shine)
  • Comfortable shoes or sneakers (there will be lots of walking)
  • Pens and business cards
  • Your favorite t-shirt or sweatshirt from your institution for Monday night's barbecue


Arrival and On-Site Registration Information

Coming to Hanover
Please plan to arrive on Sunday, July 22, between NOON and 3:00 PM for registration. General conference orientation and welcoming remarks begin at 4:00 PM.

Unfortunately, residence halls will not be available for early arrivals or late departures. Should you arrive before Sunday, July 22, or stay beyond Thursday, July 26, you will need to make your own reservations in advance (see list of nearby hotels in the Traveling to Hanover section).

The registration desk will be located in the Occom Commons in Goldstein Residence Hall on the corner of College and Maynard Streets. The GPS address is 6 Maynard Street.

At the registration desk, you will receive your room assignment, room key, meal card, and, if purchased, parking and athletic passes. Conference materials will be located in your residence hall room; if you are staying off campus you will receive them at registration.

We will assemble at 4:00 PM for an introduction to the institute, faculty and each other. 

A New England-style clambake is on tap for 7:30 PM on Lord Lawn, located on Tuck Drive. Dress code is cool and casual (shorts, t-shirts).

Arriving Late on Sunday
Although the opening session of the institute will begin at 4:00 PM, the registration desk in Occom Commons in the Goldstein Residence Hall will remain open until 10:00 PM. A Dartmouth College dorm clerk will be on duty to assist and direct you.

If you arrive on campus before 10:00 PM, go directly to in the Goldstein Occom Lounge, in the McLaughlin Cluster Residence Halls. A Dartmouth College dorm clerk will be on duty to assist and direct you.

If you arrive on campus after 10:00 PM, go directly to the Department of Safety and Security located at 5 Rope Ferry Road to get your residence hall key. Safety and Security is located diagonally across from the parking lot from Goldstein Residence Hall and is open 24 hours a day. Campus security officers will direct you to your room and give you your key and meal card.

If you arrive between the hours of 7:30-9:00 PM, staff and institute participants will be on Lord Lawn for our clambake. Come join us there after registering in Occom Commons in Goldstein Residence Hall. Monday's general session begins promptly at 7:45 AM.

Additional Information and Requests
A dorm clerk (Dartmouth staff) will be on duty in the Occom Lounge in Goldstein Residence Hall on Sunday, July 22, NOON-10:00 PM to assist institute participants with check in and answer questions.

If you encounter any problems on Monday through Wednesday, please report them to the CASE Desk located outside of the General Session and they will communicate your request directly to the Dartmouth staff. A dorm clerk (Dartmouth staff) will also be on duty in the Occom Lounge in Goldstein Residence Hall on Thursday, July 26, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM to assist with check out.

Internet Service

Dartmouth College provides each room with free high-speed Internet service. Guests should connect to the Dartmouth Public Wireless Network (SSID). No authentication will be required; you will be routed to a public ISP for access to the Internet.

Campus libraries and other campus facilities are equipped with computers and Internet connections. However, because printers, fax machines and copiers are few and far between on campus and in town, we recommend that you do not try to maintain your office routine while attending the institute.

Mail and Messages
Incoming mail should be addressed to:

Your Name
Dartmouth College
6236 Blunt Alumni Center
Hanover, N.H. 03755

It will be delivered to your dorm room. Please limit packages and FedEx because ability to deliver is limited.

Emergency Number
Incoming emergency calls may be made to 603-646-4000, day or night. This is the number of the Department of Safety and Security, which will deliver a message to you to return a call. Outgoing calls may be made from the pay telephones located in the residence halls.

Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are located on Main Street in Hanover.

Dry Cleaning
Commercial dry cleaners are located in the town of Hanover.

Information Booth
The Information Booth on the east side of the College Green is supplied with information on the campus, local lakes, parks, museums and other places of interest and recreation within easy driving distance of Hanover. General interest tours of the campus are available.

Pre-purchased permits for assigned areas will be issued at the registration desk. You can also purchase a parking pass at the registration desk. It is very important to observe the parking regulations and only use the lots assigned. Your parking pass will only allow you to park in your assigned lot. Campus Police will ticket cars for the first offense and tow cars thereafter. There is no allowance for parking near classrooms. If hardships occur because of physical conditions, or you require special assistance, you should notify us immediately.

Medical Aid
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinic is less than two miles from campus, and includes a modern and complete complex of emergency and operating facilities. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Recreation and Athletic Facilities
Participants who pre-purchased athletic passes will receive their pass at registration. Please note: there are no refunds on athletic passes.

You may also purchase a one-day pass at the Alumni Gym for $10.

With the athletic pass, participants may take advantage of the following facilities:

The Zimmerman Fitness Center at Dartmouth College is both a light-filled, beautiful space and a highly functional facility meant to meet the needs of the Dartmouth community. The 16,000 square foot facility houses more than 60 pieces of cardio equipment (32 of which have their own TV's), 40 strength machines, three different dumbbell areas (free weight, functional fitness and novice) and a full free-weight area that allows for everything but off the floor Olympic style lifting.

Mon-Fri, 6:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sat-Sun, 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

Open rec swimming:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sat-Sun: 2:00-5:00 PM

  • The Berry Center racquetball and squash court area consists of 10 international squash courts (one of which is a glass enclosed exhibition court), two North American squash courts, and three racquetball courts. Equipment can be rented during business hours.

    Mon-Fri, 6:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Sat-Sun, 6:00 AM-7:00 PM
    (hours subject to change)
  • The Hanover Country Club has an excellent 18-hole course just one-half mile from campus. Motorized carts and golf clubs are available for rent.

Other recreational areas not associated with the college include the Ledyard Canoe Club on the Connecticut River, which rents canoes by the hour, and the Storrs Pond Recreational Area, maintained by the town of Hanover, located just two miles north of the campus. Storrs Pond has an outdoor swimming pool and a pond with a sandy beach. A small daily fee is charged for use of the bathhouse and other facilities.

Points of Interest:

  • The Webster Cottage at Hanover, where Daniel Webster lived as a Dartmouth student, is now the home of the Hanover Historical Society
  • Montshire Museum at Hanover is located two miles west of the campus
  • Woodstock Historical Society in Woodstock, Vt.
  • Calvin Coolidge's birthplace and family home in Plymouth, Vt.
  • Shelburne Museum, near Burlington, Vt., on Lake Champlain: A famous collection of Americana is displayed in a 45-acre area of authentic buildings


Traveling to Hanover

Travel by Plane
There are four major airports serving the region: Boston, Mass. (Logan International); Burlington, Vt.; Hartford, Conn.; and Manchester, N.H.

Travel by Bus
CASE arranges for roundtrip bus service between either Boston's Logan Airport or Manchester Airport and Dartmouth College. On Sunday, July 22, one bus leaves from Logan Airport's International Terminal (Terminal E) at 11:00 AM, and the other bus leaves from Manchester Airport at 11:30 AM.

Note: So that attendees arrive in time for the opening session, we will leave promptly at these times and will not be able to delay for late arrivals; please schedule your flights accordingly.

The buses will take riders directly to the institute registration area where a box lunch will be provided to bus riders. For the return trip to Logan or Manchester, all buses leave Dartmouth at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 26 (please schedule your flights accordingly, as the bus ride takes 1½ hours to Manchester, and 2½ hours to Boston). These are the only CASE buses, if you need to arrive earlier or later, please see Alternate Bus Service below.

If your plans have changed and you must cancel your bus reservation, call registration at 202-328-2273.

Roundtrip bus fare is $180; one-way fare is $90. All fares must be prepaid. Please place your reservation (on the registration form) as soon as possible to ensure your seat.

Bus riders will receive more details closer to the institute's start-date.

Note: The ride from Boston to Hanover takes 2½ hours, and the ride from Manchester takes 1½ hours, so we recommend eating or bringing a snack before boarding the bus.

Alternate Bus Service

From/To Logan
Dartmouth Coach, a private company (800-637-0123; provides bus service to Boston (Logan Airport or South Station bus Terminal). The bus terminal is next to the Hanover Inn.

From/To Manchester
Greyhound Lines (formerly Vermont Transit; 800-231-2222; provides bus service from Manchester Airport to Hanover. The bus terminal is next to the Hanover Inn.

Travel by Train
Amtrak (800-872-7245; provides service to White River Junction, Vt., located five miles from Hanover. Taxi service is available between Hanover and White River Junction.

Travel by Car
Two interstate highways (I-89 and I-91) pass within a few miles of Hanover and make driving from Boston, New York, Burlington, Manchester, Hartford or Montreal an easy trip. For detailed driving directions and travel times, go online to

  • From Boston, take I-93 North to I-89 North to Exit 18 and follow signs for Hanover (about four miles) Driving time: 2½ hours
  • From New York City, Hartford and Montreal, take I-91 to Exit 13 and follow signs to Hanover (about one mile). Driving time: Two hours from Hartford
  • From Burlington, take I-89 South to I-91 North in White River Junction, Vt., to Exit 13 and follow signs to Hanover (about one mile). Driving time: 1½ hours
  • From Manchester, take I-93 North to I-89 North to Exit 18 and follow signs to Hanover (about four miles) Driving time: 1½ hours

You will not need a car while attending the Summer Institute. Classrooms, residence halls, dining halls and town are all within a short walking distance. Parking lots are a good distance from our hub of activity and will provide no convenience. If you are parking on campus, you must pre-register for a parking pass when you register for the institute.

Note: All sessions will be conducted on campus

Your parking sticker, issued by Campus Police, will only allow you to park in your assigned lot. There is no allowance for parking near classrooms. Anyone requiring special assistance should notify us immediately.


Going Home

The institute will adjourn on Thursday, July 26, at 11:30 AM.

Lunch will be available in 53 Commons following adjournment. Bus riders will be given a box lunch to take onboard the bus returning to Logan or Manchester Airports.

Participants must check out of the dorms by 2:00 PM. A shuttle van will start running between the residence halls and the parking lot at 9:00 AM.

Buses to Logan and Manchester Airport: Buses board between 12:30-1:00 PM near Occom Commons in Goldstein Residence Hall where you arrived on Sunday, and depart no later than 1:00 PM. If your plans have changed and you must cancel your bus reservation, please alert CASE staff. A few seats might be available for those who did not previously register for the bus. Please inquire with CASE staff if you are interested.

Check-out Procedure
Return your dorm room key to the dorm clerk in Occom Commons in Goldstein Residence Hall between 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. If you fail to return the key, you will be charged $60.

If you are departing early, key drop boxes will be located in the McLane/Fahey ground floor lounge, outside Occom Commons in Goldstein Residence Hall and Andres Hall lounge.

Taxi Service to Lebanon Airport and other nearby locations
Important: Call 24 hours ahead to schedule a pick-up on campus. Average fare between campus and Lebanon Airport is approximately $25.

  • Apex Car Service: 603-252-8295



Visit the  Lodging and Travel section for information on alternate lodging.