Dear Class of 2024:

Welcome to the Dartmouth community!

Over the next several months, "Welcome to Dartmouth!" is a phrase you are likely to read and hear often, but I hope each time it generates a bit of excitement and anticipation. I know that you will have many questions as you prepare to come to Dartmouth. Our New Student Orientation program, facilitated the week before fall classes begin, is designed to help you navigate your transition to Dartmouth—academically and socially.

A whole team of students, faculty, and staff are working to prepare for your arrival in the fall. Starting in the spring of 2020, you will begin to hear from them on how you can prepare for your college career. Whether it is information on computing, Dartmouth Dining, undergraduate housing, or how we support each other as a community, this communication will begin to shape your understanding of Dartmouth.

While we know you might be eager to make travel plans, we will not be able to post dates for New Student Orientation until late spring.

In the coming months, this website will be an important resource for you and your family. As mailings are sent and information is communicated to new students, you can always turn here for the latest information. Until that point, have a wonderful few months.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Kathleen Cunneen
Program Director, New Student Orientation
Eric L. Ramsey
Associate Dean for Student Life