Incoming Student Calendar 2014
Welcome Class of 2018! We're busy getting ready to welcome you to Dartmouth this fall. Check out this page in June 2014 for updated registration information!
First-Year Trips is divided into 10 sections, with staggered overlapping dates (section A starts on Monday, section B starts on Tuesday, etc.).
Each section is five days long:
Registration materials for DOC Trips will be distributed via e-mail in June. On the registration form, you will indicate your availability and activity preferences. We will notify you with your trip assignment and section (start date) in July.
In order to accommodate your preferences and interests, we strongly suggest that you please wait to make final travel plans until you receive your trip assignment in July.
Here are the dates of the 10 sections this year:
 Sections primarily for incoming students living in the northeast U.S. — most participants will return home after their trip, then return to campus for orientation.
 Sections for non-local incoming students — participants can leave their belongings in their dorm rooms and move in when their trip returns.
Other Pre-Orientation Programs
Students participating in other pre-orientation activities/programs are eligible and encouraged to participate in DOC Trips. Please contact us if you have any questions about both going on a DOC Trip and participating in another pre-orientation program.
Monday, September 2, is Labor Day, a national holiday in the U.S. — please plan extra time for traveling during Labor Day weekend: Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1.
Residence Halls open to all First-Year students on Tuesday, September 9 (though sections E through J can move in when their trips get back to Hanover).
The College’s Orientation for new students begins on Tuesday, September 9.
Fall term classes start on September 15.