The first stop on your visit to Dartmouth: the Undergraduate Admissions Office, located in McNutt Hall. We offer several different visitor programs and have maps and guides for touring Dartmouth independently.
Visit the Admissions Calendar & Event Signup for specific event times and to RSVP for our programs.
During your visit you should try to attend:
- Admissions Information Session (45 minutes; all welcome): Learn about the distinguishing features of a Dartmouth education, our application process, and the financial aid offered by the College.
- Campus Tour (1 hour; all welcome): A current student will lead you around the campus and share stories about what it's like being a student at the College. You'll see academic buildings, the student center, libraries, and more.
We also suggest you allow time to stroll around campus on your own, ask current students about their Dartmouth experience (don't be afraid to ask), have a meal in one of our dining halls, and take a walk down Main Street (perhaps to purchase some Dartmouth paraphernalia at the Dartmouth Co-Op, the Dartmouth Bookstore, Traditionally Trendy, or elsewhere). While you're up here, you may like to visit some nearby points of interest.
Visit Thayer School of Engineering
If you are interested in engineering, Thayer School offers its own engineering information sessions and tours of its state-of-the-art facilities. Applicants interested in undergraduate engineering apply directly to the Dartmouth College Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There is no separate engineering admissions process for first-year applicants to Dartmouth.
Plan your visit to Thayer today to learn about engineering the Dartmouth way.
Groups of 10 or more should call 603-646-2875 to request a tour. We recommend that you contact our office at least one month in advance of your visit. We will do our best to accommodate large groups but in the event that we are unable to accommodate your visit, we will be happy to provide you with campus maps. We cannot accommodate large groups when classes are not in session or during the month of April.
Questions & Answers
What is the best time to visit campus?
Try to visit when students are on campus. Use our academic calendar to see when classes are in session. You're in luck because the sophomore class is here during the summer.
You probably want to avoid the crowds in April, July and August, and President’s Day (third Monday in February), Second and Third weeks of March (Spring Break), Patriot’s Day (third Monday in April – observed in MA and ME), and Columbus Day (second Monday in October). If you come during these popular times, remember that Mondays and Fridays mornings are the busiest. You can often arrange a less stressful visit just by visiting during the afternoon.
What is your weather policy for taking out tour groups?
We do our very best to provide tours according to our Daily Events calendar. If it's raining or snowing, tours will continue. In case of lightning, tours will not go out or will end as soon as lightning begins, as safety is a priority. During a lightning storm, guides can answer questions and share stories in the Admissions Office in McNutt if families are interested.