Dec 112013
 

To those of you that have been accepted into Dartmouth ED, CONGRATULATIONS! We, the Dartmouth Family, are so excited and happy for you, and can not wait for you all to get here and experience all the great things that Dartmouth has to offer. We know you will love it here, and you have made the right choice by applying ED. Although it may seem overwhelming to you now, transitioning to college is a very smooth process. Do not worry about all the deadlines and paperwork just yet- enjoy yourself and celebrate this new chapter in your academic and personal life! As long as you let Dear Old Dartmouth know that you will be attending by the deadline, everything else will fall into place soon afterwards. Again, Congratulations! This must be a moment of great pride for you and your families.

Now, to those of you with less positive results: I can very well empathize with what you are feeling- disappointment, shock, frustration, anger, and sadness are all valid feelings . It sure would have been great to have been accepted into your dream school, I can’t deny that. But you should not be feeling bad for too long. You are a busy high school senior, and you have other things to worry about, from school work to new college apps. A rejection or a deferral from Dartmouth is NOT A REFLECTION OF YOU IN ANY WAY. It is a reflection of how competitive admission to Dartmouth is. You might be the most well-rounded student at your high school, or the math genius or the piano prodigy or the star athlete or the dedicated activist or… Dartmouth knows that you are talented, each and everyone of you. But Dartmouth can not accept everyone, and it so happened, for reasons unknown to me, that you were not part of those selected. Again, you can very well still get into your top choices, and you will enjoy your college years no matter what. Do not feel embarrassed, awkward, or shy telling people of the results- your ED application was a good decision and sometimes “life” has other plans. Stay positive!

Dart17

Aug 282013
 
Baker Library

Baker Library

Visit Dartmouth during New England’s most spectacular season.

From October through November, we are offering a number of opportunities for prospective students and their families. Please check out the details below and remember to RSVP! Questions? Contact us via email.

October
Join us for an information session and campus tour Monday-Saturday.

  • Monday-Friday: We’re offering twice-daily information sessions and campus tours. RSVP today.
  • Saturdays
    • Oct. 5, 19 & 26 – Prospective students are encouraged to arrive early (10:30 a.m.) for a student forum where they can interact with current Dartmouth students and get answers to their most pressing college questions. After the student forum, everyone is invited to the regularly scheduled information session @ 11:15 a.m. followed by the campus tour @ Noon. RSVP here.
  • Saturday & Monday
    • Oct. 12 & 14 – Join us Homecoming Weekend for our special information sessions featuring a blend of Dartmouth faculty, admissions staff and students. Additional details coming soon. RSVP here.
  • November
    Join us for an information session and campus tour Monday-Saturday.

    • Monday-Friday: We’re offering twice-daily information sessions and campus tours. RSVP today.
    • Saturdays
      • Nov. 2, & 16 – Prospective students are encouraged to arrive early (10:30 a.m.) for a student forum where they can interact with current Dartmouth students and get answers to their most pressing college questions. After the student forum, everyone is invited to the regularly scheduled information session @ 11:15 a.m. followed by the campus tour @ Noon. RSVP here.
    • Saturday & Monday
      • Nov. 9 & 11 – Join us for Veteran’s Weekend and our special information sessions featuring a blend of Dartmouth faculty, admissions staff and students. Additional details coming soon. RSVP here.
    Dec 062012
     

    This post goes out to all the Dartmouth students that are now home for the holidays with this year’s new Academic Calendar extending from Thanksgiving to New Years as well as to the brand new ’17s that are, as of today, part of our Dartmouth family! Congratulations! I am excited to meet the DC- area ’17s at the Dartmouth Club of DC Holiday Party coming up next week.

    As I finish up my time at home in DC this fall quarter, I have realized how crazy fast the time has gone by. After having this “real life” job, I am ready to go back and enjoy my time as a student for a little while longer. Although I have learned so much more in these past ten weeks than I could have imagined I would, I also miss my friends, my sorority and my classes that didn’t start until ten and were only a few steps outside my door. Get ready ’17s, for a fantastic college experience, whether you are in Hanover or taking off-terms in cities all over the world, take advantage of all of it! We’re all waiting to see what you’ll do.

    Also, say ‘Hi!’ on campus!