Welcome to Dartmouth College!
Orientation for international undergraduates, including members of the Class of 2017, international transfer students, and international exchange students, begins on Tuesday evening, September 3rd, 2013, and ends on Monday, September 9th, 2013. Orientation for all new undergraduates begins on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. International students who choose to attend DOC Trips will apply in June and receive their specific trip assignments in late July. International students assigned to trips prior to International Student Orientation will be arriving either August 29th or August 30th for DOC Trip "D" or "E" in order to return in time for International Student Orientation on Tuesday, September 3rd.
International undergraduate students planning to participate in DOC Trip "D" may arrive as early as Tuesday August 27, and Wednesday August 28, 2013 for Trip "E". It is required that all new international undergraduates provide arrival details to the International Student Programs Office no later than Monday, August 19th by completing this Undergraduate Arrival Information Form
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. Please click on the following link if you have any concerns or questions related to your immigration status: www.dartmouth.edu/~ovis.
Important Notes for International Undergraduates:
The program of orientation for new international undergraduates will begin at 5 pm on Tuesday, September 3rd.International Logan "Meet and Greet" service is August 27th and 28th only, to coincide with DOC Trips "D" and "E" to which international students will be assigned.All students will receive DOC Trips application information in late May, and specific trip assignments in late July. International students participating in DOC trips will be invited to participate in Trips that will return prior to 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.
International undergraduate students planning to participate in DOC Trip "D" may arrive as early as Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday August 28, 2013 for Trip "E". Arrival details must be previously provided by new students to the International Student Programs Office - OPAL via the Undergraduate Arrival Information Form, in order for International Student Mentors to be on hand to:
meet students arriving at Logan Airport (Boston, Massachusetts) on Tuesday or Wednesday, August, 27 or 28 2013;assist students arriving at Logan to locate the Dartmouth Coach bus service to Hanover, New Hampshire;meet students arriving in Hanover at the Hanover Inn August 27 through September 3rd and;assist students when they arrive in Hanover with their luggage, and escort them to their residence halls.
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.
Dartmouth Coach (Bus service to Boston and New York)
Greyhound Bus Line (National bus service with terminal in White River Junction, VT)
Amtrak (Train service with station in White River Junction, VT)
Advance Transit (Local community bus service)
Logan International Airport
Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions
Dartmouth Travel Office
International Orientation Programs
Online Resources Relating to Dartmouth College
Overseas Telephone Calls
Useful Dartmouth Phone Numbers
Resources for undergraduate internationals can also be found on our International Student Resource List webpage. Additional information about visas, as well as other immigration and tax information, may be found on the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~intl/updates/index.html. For further information or questions about International Undergraduate Orientation, students should contact International Student Programs-OPAL at International.Student.Mentor@Dartmouth.edu.
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: 5/8/13