Welcome to the home page for the Wearers of the Green! Essentially Dartmouth’s athletic hall of fame, “Wearers” was created in 1984 to honor students, alumni, and coaches who have met specific criteria for athletic excellence in their respective sports, including Olympians, All-Americans, national champions, major league professionals, and other exceptional forms of recognition. More than 1,200 members have been inducted over the last three decades.
Until 2009, new members were inducted every five years at a dinner in Boston. Beginning in 2014, new members are inducted annually during Homecoming weekend in Hanover. The honorees are featured in the Dartmouth Night parade, are recognized on the steps of Dartmouth Hall before the bonfire, are honored on the field at half-time of the Homecoming football game, and are formally inducted at a reception following the game.
Qualified students and alumni are eligible for induction five years after their class has graduated, while qualified coaches are eligible for induction after they leave the College. Varsity sport qualifiers are inducted in even-numbered years (beginning in 2014), while qualifiers in club sports, masters, and other sports are honored in odd-numbered years (beginning in 2015).
Since 1994, select individuals have also been inducted as Honorary Wearers of the Green for making exceptionally generous contributions of time and/or financial resources that have made a significant impact on the College’s athletic programs.
For a better sense of the history and meaning of the Wearers of the Green, check out a 19-minute video presentation, see the program booklets from each of the induction ceremonies, and view a photo gallery from the 2015 ceremony.
Inductees for Homecoming 2016 are being notified by Dartmouth’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. Past inductees will be able to register online in the fall.
For more information, call (603) 646-2463 or email Dartmouth.Athletics@Dartmouth.edu.
Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon ’77 and Athletics Director Harry Sheehy honor new inductees on the field at halftime of the Homecoming football game