Approximately 250 residential units are available for rental to current Dartmouth College-paid full-time, benefits eligible employees (faculty and staff). DHMC-paid employees (even those with faculty appointments at Dartmouth College) are not eligible to rent Dartmouth housing. Available units include apartments, duplexes, and single family homes located primarily in Hanover, NH with options in W. Lebanon, NH at Sachem Village.
Available units include apartments of various sizes – studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, and 3 bedrooms – as well as duplex apartments and single family homes. All properties are located in or near downtown Hanover and many are within walking distance of campus.
Check for available rental units here: https://realestate.dartmouth.edu/dartmouth-rentals. Search listings for Dartmouth College faculty or staff (whichever is appropriate) from the toggle buttons at the top of the page. Post docs are considered staff for this purpose.
If you see a property you are interested in, please apply for it online. Please submit an application for a specific unit below by clicking on "View Property" and then "Submit Application". There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 for each application submitted. After submitting an application you have one business day to call our office at 603-646-2170 to pay the $50 non-refundable application fee over the phone with a credit card. If we do not receive the payment over the phone within one business day, your application will be canceled. Our office can only accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. Business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:00PM EST.
All units should be leased from the date they are listed as available and for the lease dates specified. We often don't find out about any upcoming rentals until 3 months before they will become available as current tenants are only required to give us 90 days notice of their lease end date.
Once you apply for a Dartmouth Real Estate rental unit you have 7 days to sign and return the lease paperwork along with the security deposit check and first month's rent payment. Lease paperwork is all sent and completed electronically via DocuSign (an e-sign software system). You can follow our office on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DartmouthRE) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DCREO/) to receive updates when we post new listings online. We post listings as they come available to us so new rentals can come up at any moment during the work week (Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4PM) and everything we know of that is coming available is listed on the site.
If you are interested in viewing a property, please apply online for it first and pay the application fee. We can then find a time that works to show you the unit. We need to be able to give the current tenant at least 24-hours notice of the showing. Showings are offered Monday-Friday between 9AM-4PM as available.
The residential portfolio of Dartmouth’s Real Estate Office (REO) serves the Dartmouth College community by offering residential rental housing units to College employees and graduate students. Rental housing for graduate students is intended to offer housing while full-time graduate students pursue their degree from Dartmouth, while Rental housing for employees is intended to offer short-term, transitional housing for full-time, benefits-eligible and current Dartmouth College faculty, staff and post-doc fellows.
Employee tenants are encouraged to find alternative rental housing after a three-year period in order to maintain an available pool of housing for newer incoming employees. Employees living continuously in Dartmouth REO housing for three or more years will be charged a rent surcharge beginning the year after their third year. The initial rent surcharge is equal to 10% of the base rent, with the surcharge increasing by 10% for each year thereafter (20%, then 30% and so on) that the employee is a tenant in any Dartmouth Real Estate housing. The rent surcharge is in addition to any other increases in base rent. Typically, base rent is increased an average of 2-5% annually, at the time of lease renewal.
The only exception to the rent surcharge is for junior faculty members in a tenure-track position. These employees may continue occupancy without the rent surcharge only until the first lease renewal following the date the employee is notified of the College’s decision regarding their tenure.
Residential units that are rented by College departments on behalf of visiting faculty and staff members are subject to market rent rates at all times.
The Real Estate Office adheres to Dartmouth College's Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination policy. Local landlords who choose to post their private properties on this website must also agree to adhere to this policy.
The Real Estate Office also adheres to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity policies.