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Welcome to Dartmouth!

Hello! Please make sure to read our blog at Of Note - we are very excited to share it with you!

This website continues to be an important resource for you and your family. As mailings are sent and information is communicated to new students, you can always turn here for the latest information.

Detailed New Student Orientation schedule information will be available in late summer. Key dates are below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at

Stay well and we'll talk again soon.

Eric L. Ramsey
Associate Dean for Student Life
Director, New Student Orientation

Arrival Information

  • DOC First-Year Trip assignments have been sent. Please contact DOC Trips with questions:, or(603) 646-3996.
  • Depending on which Trip a student is assigned and the date the Trip returns to campus, arrival dates and access to residence hall rooms may vary.
  • FALL VARSITY ATHLETES: You will receive information about arrival and practice dates from your coaches.
  • If you have not arrived on campus before then, you need to arrive in time to join your classmates at Orientation activities beginning in the late afternoon on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

Important Dates 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • Residence Hall Check-In for students scheduled to arrive on September 9, 2015
  • Welcome Program for Parents and Families
    • Dartmouth College partners with parents, guardians and families to help students succeed.
    • Orientation events for parents who choose to come to campus will be complete by 4:00 p.m., at which point students will say goodbye and join their classmates as the great Class of 2019.
    • These activities are NOT MANDATORY - indeed, we know that not all parents and families will be able to join us on that day.
    • Please also note: First-Year Family Weekend takes place during the Spring term. Please visit for more information. There is no official parent/family weekend in the Fall term.
  • New Student Orientation activities officially begin after 5:00 p.m. for the Class of 2019 and Transfer Students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • First day of classes

What happens during New Student Orientation?

  • New Student Orientation will feature programs and events designed to prepare you to elect your first term courses and to become a full member of the Dartmouth community.
  • Orientation begins with late afternoon activities on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 after welcome activities for parents, guardians and families.
  • Your schedule will be very full between Wednesday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 15th!
  • This website will be your best source for up-to-date schedule information as the months progress. We suggest you visit it frequently!
  • Detailed schedule information will be available in late summer.
  • We can't wait to see you!

We look forward to welcoming you to Dartmouth College!

Last Updated: 8/21/15