Use of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Facilities

Use of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Facilities

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Campus was constructed to provide for medical care, education and research. Below are some important regulations pertaining to the DHMC Lebanon campus.

Photo Identification at DHMC Policy

Geisel year 1 and 2 students must register their vehicles with the Dartmouth College Parking Office and may park in Lots 1, 2, 3, 9, or 20 when on the DHMC campus. Geisel year 3 and 4 students must register their vehicles with the DHMC Security Office and may park in Lots 1, 2, 3, 9 or 20 when on the DHMC campus. All students must comply with the current published DHMC parking rules while on the DHMC campus

DHMC Pet Policy
Due to New Hampshire State regulations for health care facilities, personal pets are not permitted in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center building. Working dogs such as seeing-eye dogs or personal assistance dogs are permitted.

Study Space
DHMC has many conference rooms that may be booked through Conference Services for studying. Geisel issues an annual memo delineating the spaces available to Geisel students for studying. Students should not be studying in public hallways, corridors or in the Mall. Geisel students observed studying in inappropriate areas will be asked to relocate.

Rubin Auditorium G and conference rooms 1 East/West, 2 East and 2 West are kept locked and may be reserved. Arrangements to use these rooms must be made in advance. The Zimmermann Student Lounge may be used for studying. The lobby area outside of the lounge may be used for study purposes if needed. Unless scheduled or properly authorized, students are not allowed on hospital property between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Zimmermann Medical Student Lounge at DHMC
The Marie and John Zimmermann Student Lounge, Rubin Building, Level 4 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was made possible by a generous gift of the Marie and John Zimmermann Foundation. The Lounge is in memory of Marie Zimmermann, the late wife of Mr. John C. Zimmermann III, Dartmouth College Class of 1953. The Zimmermann Lounge provides a designated area on the Lebanon campus where all Geisel students can find a welcoming place in which to relax, study, and interact with each other. The intent is to provide all students with a place to call their own and to use 24 hours a day. Noise levels must be kept to reasonable levels. Please remember you are in a health care facility so we expect that you will act appropriately.

Also located here is a Wellness Center for M3 and M4 students, kitchen facilities (microwave and refrigerator), as well as a lounge equipped with a TV, telephone and fax machine. It is up to you to keep this space clean and neat. The phone/fax machine number is 603-650-8635. Please note the telephone and fax machine are supported by the Student Activity Fee and were implemented for medical student use. The lounge area is accessible 24/7.

Lounge Security / Keypad Code
There is a keypad located on the right-hand side of the wall outside the main entrance to the lounge. For security purposes students must gain entrance by using a confidential access code. The confidential access code is available to all Geisel students through the Geisel Student Affairs Office. Once the buttons on the keypad have been depressed you have seven (7) seconds to open the door. Visitors are welcome if they are accompanied by a student.

Students may bring issues or concerns regarding this facility to the attention of the Student Affairs Office by emailing 

Use of Bicycles
Some students ride bicycles to school as their mode of transportation. DHMC provides bicycle racks near the major entrances for the convenience of these bike riders. Bicycles are not permitted (or to be stored) in the Zimmermann Student Lounge area or in any DHMC buildings.

Use of Alcohol
All students should be aware of the Dartmouth College policy on alcohol and the liquor laws of the State of New Hampshire. Violation of these regulations or laws may result in disciplinary action as described in the Geisel Student Handbook. Special exceptions to the policy may be granted by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs in conjunction with appropriate officials at DHMC.

Computers and a printer/scanner have been provided for your use. Please report any technical malfunctions to the Office of Student Affairs. Please let the Clinical Education Office on Rubin Level 4 know when paper supplies or ink cartridges get low.

OOPS Line – DHMC Housekeeping Department
If you spill food/drink in the Zimmermann Student Lounge area, please call the OOPS Line at DHMC immediately. (The internal OOPS phone number is 5-6677.) You will need to provide the room number and the building. The Housekeeping Department OOPS team responds to all reported spills/messes that occur at the medical center in a timely manner. Please don’t be afraid to use it.

Housekeeping requests that if you have a coffee spill on the carpet or furniture please dilute the spill with cold water immediately and then call the OOPS Line.