Dec 082011
 

Before coming to Dartmouth as a ‘15 this past September, I never could have imagined that the upperclassmen would get so excited to see freshmen.  I get the sentiment now – I can’t wait to meet you and see the great things you bring to the future of this school.

I know the days leading up to the decision were especially difficult.  I can remember mine as if they were yesterday.  Counting down the minutes and seconds, not being able to concentrate in class, dealing with a mad rush of texts, chat messages, and phone calls – it all seemed so surreal.

That surreal feeling doesn’t really go away, though.  My first term at Dartmouth has been unreal, and I can’t believe that I’ve already finished a twelfth of my time here (I don’t want to leave!).  I can’t help but think how lucky I am to have chosen this school.  Dartmouth is better than I could have imagined, and I’m positive you will feel the same way!

Dec 082011
 

Hello 16′s and Congratulations! The hard part’s over. All the hard work you’ve put in during the last few years has finally paid off. Let me be the first to welcome you to the greatest college in the country. You’ve made the right choice and you’ll absolutely love it here. I didn’t apply early decision, but Dartmouth was always high on my list. When I got in and finally visited, I was certain that it was the perfect school for me. Sitting here after having just completed my first term, I can wholeheartedly assure you that I was absolutely right. Take a few moments to celebrate your accomplishments, and enjoy the rest of your senior year. (Keep those grades up!). I’ll see you in September as you step onto campus as the “worst class ever”. Welcome to Dartmouth!