Baker Tower Lighting Policy

Summary of Policy

This policy outlines the criteria for lighting the tower on Baker Library.

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

The purpose of lighting the tower on Baker Library is to complement the appearance of this iconic campus building. The tower's green beacon is lit for the specific institutional events listed below. The tower, or its green beacon, may also be lit – under exceptional circumstances – at the discretion of the Dartmouth president.

  • Dartmouth Night
  • Winter Carnival Weekend
  • Class Officers Weekend
  • Parents/Family Weekend
  • Green key Weekend
  • Commencement and Reunions
  • Club Officers Weekend
  • Alumni Council Weekend
  • Trustee Meetings

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Policy ID


Effective Date

July 1, 2023



Office of Primary Responsibility

Conferences and Events

Last Reviewed Date

March 12, 2024

Next Review Date