Dartmouth believes that a 21st century liberal arts education integrates respect for, and understanding of, the unique and essential benefits of living, learning, and engaging in an inclusive global community.
OPAL's mission is to foster a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to the creation of a socially just world. OPAL provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocates for all students and communities. OPAL is for all students who want to get the most from their unique Dartmouth experience.
OPAL is a department of Student Academic Support Services within the Division of Student Affairs
Welcome to Dartmouth College! Consider this your personal invitation to learn more about what makes Dartmouth such a unique community of learners, and how OPAL supports all students. Connect with a specific community to explore an expect of your identity or get involved with some of our education and leadership initiatives to learn about diversity, inclusion, and leadership.
As you're getting ready to come on campus, you'll begin to receive information from our office about how to connect with us. Sign up for our inter-community newsletter, preview some of the great programs during Dimensions of Dartmouth, mark your calendar for our Fall term community socials and explore our opportunities for mentoring and guidance once you arrive on campus.
There are many paths into OPAL and we hope you'll take this opportunity to explore how we can help you make the most of your undergraduate experience. We can't wait to see you on campus!
OPAL Advisors will host drop-in hours during the spring term as follows:
Black Student Advising with Dean Kari Cooke
Pan Asian Student Advising with Dean Shiella Cervantes
LatinX Student Advising with Dean Patty Mendoza
International Student Advising with Dean Danielle Hussey
Sexuality, Women, and Gender Advising with Dean Michelle Hector Kermond
First Generation and Low Income Advising with Dean Rachel Edens
Last Updated: 4/21/17