Director of International Student Programs, Stephen Silver, would like to extend to you an official welcome to Dartmouth, and provide some essential information below.
Orientation for international undergraduates, including members of the Class of 2019, international transfer students, and international exchange students, begins on Thursday afternoon, September 3rd, 2015, and ends on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. Orientation for all new undergraduates begins on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. International students who choose to participate in DOC Trips should register in June. They will receive their specific trip assignment & information by email in early July. International students assigned to trips prior to International Student Orientation will be arriving either August 28th or August 29th for DOC Trip "D" or "E" in order to return in time for International Student Orientation on Thursday, September 3rd.
International undergraduate students planning to participate in DOC Trip "D" or DOC Trip "E" may arrive as early as Friday, August 28, or Saturday, August 29, 2015. If you are not planning on doing a DOC Trip, you may arrive as early as Wednesday, September 2nd, for International Student Orientation that begins on Thursday, September 3rd. It is required that all new international undergraduates provide arrival details to the International Student Programs Office no later than Monday, August 17th, by completing this Undergraduate Arrival Information Form.
Arrival details must be previously provided by new students to the International Student Programs Office - OPAL in order for International Student Mentors to be on hand to:
International students requiring a visa status to study in the U.S. will find the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) to be of critical importance in addressing concerns or questions related to your immigration status.
Important Notes for International Undergraduates:
The program of orientation for new international undergraduates will begin at 3pm on Wednesday, September 3rd. International Logan "Meet and Greet" service is August 28th and 29th only, to coincide with DOC Trips "D" and "E" to which international students will be assigned. All students will receive information via email about DOC First-Year Trips in early June. Specific trip assignments will be available in early July. International students participating in DOC Trips will be assigned to trip dates that allow them to return to campus by the start of International Student Orientation on September 3rd. Exchange Students: International Student Programs (ISP) - OPAL (Office of Pluralism and Leadership) will send exchange students the same orientation information as matriculating students and provide them with access to the arrival forms and mentor request forms. Exchange students will notify International Student Programs-OPAL when they plan to arrive, and whether they will be involved in the orientation. ISP International Student Mentors will help international exchange students get settled well before they arrive at the Off-Campus Programs office orientation.
Below is a sample of programs from last year's International Student Orientation schedule.
|3:00pm - 4:00 pm||Computing Session – Ellen Young||Kemeny 006, 007, 008|
|5:00pm – 9:00pm||ISM BBQ/Ice Breakers||DOC House|
|8:00am – 9:00am||OVIS Visa Check-In Session with Breakfast||Dickey Center|
|9:00am – 10:15am||D-Plan Session with Marcia Calloway||Haldeman 41|
|10:15am - 11:00am||An Immigration Attorney Tells it Like it is:||Haldeman 41|
|Ron Abramson Shares True Immigration Issues|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||International Student Course Placement,||Rocky 003|
|Course Selection, & Academic Advising in General|
|12:00pm - 2:00pm||Your Health Matters - Lunch, Presentation & Tour||Dick's House|
|of Dick's House Facilities||Occom Commons|
|2:00pm - 5:00pm||Shopping Trip by Bus to K-Mart||Inn Bus Stop|
|6:30pm - 8:30pm||International Student Banquet||Alumni Hall|
|8:45pm - 10:00pm||"18s Got Talent"||Bentley Theater|
|10:00pm - 12:00am||Let the Fun Begin||CCG|
|8:30am - 10:30am||Breakfast with Faculty||Moore/Filene Auditorium|
|10:30am - 12:30pm||Tell Me About: Dartmouth Financial Aid,||Moore/Filene Auditorium|
|Student Bills, On-Campus Jobs & Getting Paid|
|for Work, & Immigration Work Regulations|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Research Opportunities with Faculty||Alumni Hall|
|Lunch Panel and Discussion|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||Writing Well at Dartmouth||Rocky 003|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||The Academic Honor Principle:||Rocky 003|
|What is it, what does it mean for me?|
|3:30pm - 4:45pm||Library Tours You Won't Forget!||Baker Corridor|
|6:30pm - 9:00pm||International Student Trivia Night||Brace Common|
|& Dinner - Dartmouth Fun Facts!|
|8:30am - 10:00am||Telling Our Dartmouth Stories||Rocky 003|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Student Talk I: Keys to a Rewarding||Rocky 003|
|& Enjoyable Intellectual Journey.|
|12:00pm - 1:15pm||Banking in US luncheon hosted by BOA||Alumni Hall|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Student Talk II: Life Beyond the Books||Rocky 003|
|3:00pm - 5:00pm||Special Banking Hours at BOA for International||Bank of America|
|Students Wanting to Open Bank Account|
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Joint ISO-FYSEP Dinner||53 Commons|
|9:00pm - 10:00pm||International Student - "Connections"||Collis Common Ground|
|Dessert, Games and Evening Together|
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Brunch with Mentors||53 Commons|
|1:00pm - 4:00pm||Get to Know Hanover:||On the Green|
|Photo Scavenger Hunt|
|8:30am - 9:15am||A Healthy Body Leads to a Healthy Mind||Floren 105|
|Athletic Department Breakfast|
|9:15am - 12:00pm||FYSEP - ISO Joint Academic Sessions||Silsby 28|
|9:15am - 9:30am||Welcome, Introduction - Jay Davis|
|9:30am - 10:45am||Approaches to Social Sciences|
|10:45am - 12:00pm||Approaches to Sciences|
|12:00pm - 4:00pm||Tucker Foundation Day of Caring||Meet on the Green|
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Tucker Lunch, Activities on the Green|
|1:00pm - 4:00pm||Tucker Volunteer Experiences|
|5:00pm - 7:00pm||Tucker Organized Dinner||TBD|
|8:00pm - 10:00pm||Movie Night and Conclusion of ISO||Silsby 28|
The following are links to important information for international students who will be attending Dartmouth. We hope these links will answer your most critical questions while you are still in your home country, and once you arrive at Dartmouth. You will receive more detailed information after you arrive. Feel free to write, e-mail, or fax us at International Student Programs-OPAL with any questions. Once you are in Hanover, we can help you further with academic issues, personal and social adjustment, cultural opportunities, and programming information.
The International Student Mentor program provides friendship and assistance to new international undergraduates during the fall and winter term of the first academic year. To be assigned to a Mentor, students must fill out the request form. To obtain an International Student Mentor request form, please click on the link above. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at International.Student.Mentor@Dartmouth.edu.
The International Student Programs Office sponsors the International Friendship Family Program, which matches students with host families in the Upper Valley. Friendship Families can be a valuable resource as students adjust to college life and American culture. Visit the link above to learn more about the program and how to sign up for it by submitting the request form available on the link.
We look forward to meeting you in late August!
Last Updated: 6/18/15