Strategic Master Plan

About the Master Plan

Dartmouth is undertaking its next strategic master plan to guide the next 20+ years of development and preservation of its buildings, landscape and open spaces. The plan will provide a framework, analysis, and options that align the institution’s mission and goals with short- and long-term physical planning needs. It will take into consideration projects already under construction, such as the rebuilding of Dana Hall and the Thayer expansion, and projects in the design stages, including  the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and an undergraduate student residence hall on Crosby Street. And, it will envision replacement of the existing power plant—located at the campus core—that will be replaced by an offsite biomass energy plant.

The master plan scope will include all of Dartmouth's expansive land owndershipthe 2,800 acre campus in Hanover, 2,200 acres adjacent to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon and large parcels in northern New Hampshire. These include 4,500 acres on Mount Moosilauke in Warren, N.H., and 27,000 acres at the Second College Grant in Errol, N.H., adjacent to the Maine border. 

Check out the master plan website for details on process, timing, and participants.

Upcoming Project Milestones

  • March 2019: Project kick-off
  • April - November: Outreach, visioning, concept development
  • Winter, 2020: Draft plan
  • Spring 2020: Finalize and present strategic master plan