Tag: first year

Trips: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Trips: the good, the bad, and the ugly

When I first heard about the tradition of First Year Trips – where Dartmouth sends a bunch of freshmen out into the woods to do a variety of outdoor activities together before anyone has even met before – I was very intimidated. I am from […]

What is Patient Support Corps?

What is Patient Support Corps?

When I was a senior in high school, I knew that I was passionate about and interested in the field of medicine. Therefore, when it came time for me to choose what college to attend, access to volunteer opportunities at nearby hospitals was a major […]

Is it easy to make friends at Dartmouth? What aspects of Dartmouth promote close friendships?

Is it easy to make friends at Dartmouth? What aspects of Dartmouth promote close friendships?

Most of my close friendships at Dartmouth have been formed through joining different clubs or groups I was interested in. For me, joining the women’s water polo club team my freshman fall introduced me to a community that’s been my go-to  throughout my four years […]

Why Dartmouth: Volunteer Opportunities

Why Dartmouth: Volunteer Opportunities

Hello! My hope with this blog is to share a story about exploring some of the resources available at Dartmouth as early as freshman year. It begins with a visit to my First-Year Dean, Dean A’Ness, freshman spring. After visiting her office confused about what […]

I-can-still-remember

I-can-still-remember

As my first term here is wrapping up, I think it would be fun to have a low-key I-can-still-remember post 🙂 I can still remember that moment when I parted with my best friend as I left South Station to get on the Dartmouth Coach. […]

22 Classes You Can Take During your First Year

22 Classes You Can Take During your First Year

Freshmen year was one of the most exciting, and scary, years of my life. Moving away from home, adjusting to college athletics, and making friends were all incredible learning experiences. In addition, taking classes at a top academic institution was no easy adjustment. However, many […]

A weekend food tour in Hanover

A weekend food tour in Hanover

During the week, I have most of my meals in Foco (aka the food court in Class of 1953 Commons) and from time to time, a stir fry in Collis. The food on campus is quite good, but sometimes I really want to eat out […]

Spraining My Ankle Was The Best Thing Ever

Spraining My Ankle Was The Best Thing Ever

During O-Week — or orientation week — before my first fall term on campus, I managed the impossible. I sprained my ankle walking down a small incline on the way to the Choates, one of the freshman dorms on campus. I was on my way […]

Electing courses for my second term

Electing courses for my second term

The 10-week term passes by sooo fast! It’s not even been 2 months since I first met with my faculty advisor to elect my fall term courses, yet I’ve already found myself in her office this Tuesday to talk about my winter classes! I chose […]

Homecoming in more ways than one

Homecoming in more ways than one

I apologize for not posting much recently! But coming back from Washington D.C. to a week’s worth of school work was not fun. Let’s just say that week 4 (combined with my work from week 3) definitely took the juice out of me. I arrived […]

How to survive midterms at an Ivy

How to survive midterms at an Ivy

The 10-week term passes by really, really fast and midterm week has arrived before I even knew it! 2 tests and 1 paper all in one week (can you imagine that??) but (very unexpectedly) I survived! These are the few things that keep me alive […]