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Welcome to OPAL

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.

We are pleased to announce that OPAL has a new location in the Collis Center!

We've moved and OPAL is back together again! Please visit up on the second floor of the Collis Center in Suite 211 and rooms 214-216 and 220. We will retain our presence at our 6 Choate Road location with advising drop-in hours, meetings, and programs, in addition to opening up that space as OPAL's Multicultural Student Resource Center.

Welcome Class of 2021!

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.

Black Student Advising  Tnternational Student Advising  Latinx Student Advising

Pan Asian Student Advising  Sexuality Women and Gender  Advising  Education Training 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!

Sign up for our newsletter: Get the latest OPAL news about programs events and opportunities 

 Mentoring Programs: Connect with current students to learn grow and develop

Meet Our Staff: Your network of support for your time at Dartmouth


LHM Calendar

OPAL Deans Drop-In Hours

OPAL Deans will host fall drop-in hours as follows:

Pan Asian Student Advising with Dean Shiella Cervantes

  • Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm in Collis 214

Latinx Student Student Advising with Dean Renata Baptista

  • Wednesdays 3.00pm - 5.00pm in Collis 215
  • Thursdays 10.00am - 1.00pm in Collis 215

International Student Advising with Dean Danielle Hussey

  • Wednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm at Global Village (Goldstein Hall)
  • Fridays 10.00am - 11.30am in Collis 211

Sexuality, Women, and Gender Student Advising with Dean Sebastian X. Muñoz-Medina

  • Mondays 3.30pm - 5.00pm in the OPAL Living Room (6 Choate Road)
  • Thursdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm in Collis 211d

First Generation and Low Income Student Advising and Black Student Advising with Dean Rachel Edens

  • Wednesdays 3.30pm - 5.00pm on 4th floor lounge of Bildner (T3 LLC)
  • Fridays 1.00pm - 3.00pm in Shabazz library

Last Updated: 10/16/17