Many Kendal at Hanover residents have a connection with nearby Dartmouth College as an alum or faculty member. Others simply enjoy the cultural, sporting and other benefits of living near one of the oldest, most esteemed colleges in the nation.
More than 50 percent of Kendal at Hanover residents take courses through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth, and many are course leaders. Staffed by qualified volunteers, the Institute offers classes on subject matters as diverse as women adventurers, the history of Yugoslavia, memoir writing, and how to predict the weather. The institute also hosts a summer lecture series. Most classes are held at Kendal or at Dartmouth, and transportation is provided. At Dartmouth, professors may allow residents to audit regular college courses, a doubly meaningful experience for those Kendal residents who are returning alumni. In addition, The Hopkins Center at Dartmouth presents over 500 events in film, dance, music, and theater each year.