We are delighted that you have chosen to become part of our community. Over the next few months, we will be providing a wealth of information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus. You will need to monitor this site regularly and pay close attention to deadlines by which you need to submit important information to the College. More details follow below in the message from our New Student Orientation planning team.
Beginning early on Wednesday, September 11th, you will engage with our outstanding faculty and staff about the curriculum and what it means to be a member of the Dartmouth community. Orientation will include a wide range of faculty presentations that will prepare you for academic engagement and selecting your fall term courses. You'll also participate in a variety of programs that will introduce you to the highest principles and values of our community: academic honor, integrity, responsibility, mutual respect, and inclusivity.
Classes will begin on Monday, September 16th, marking the beginning of the College's 244th academic year. It will be a very exciting time.
Congratulations. We can't wait to see you get started. We look forward to welcoming you in the fall.
Dean of the College
Message from the New Student Orientation Team
Now that you've chosen to come to Dartmouth, you're probably wondering what happens next. As Dean Johnson mentioned, please monitor this site regularly, and encourage your parents and families to do so as well. You may need their help if your summer plans conflict with College deadlines you need to meet while you're involved in other activities. Here is a list of communications you can expect in the next few weeks:
- In mid-May, you will receive an email in from our Information Technology "Help" Desk, with directions for establishing your Dartmouth "Blitz" email account. Please be sure to act on that message quickly, as we will begin to communicate with you through your new Dartmouth account later this month.
- Undergraduate Housing will send an email to your new Dartmouth account in late May. The message will explain how to file your housing application, which must be submitted no later than June 12th. You will receive your housing assignments in late July.
- Please watch for information from the Dartmouth College Health Service this month about required immunization records and health forms, which will be due on June 28th. Please make your medical appointments at home now to ensure that you are able to submit the forms on time. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~health/resources/incoming/index.html
- If you are a student with a disability and believe you may need disability-related services, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Office as soon as possible. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~accessibility. To begin the documentation process, complete and return the "Disability Accommodation and Services Request" form at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~accessibility/docs/2013_disability-related_services_request_form_for_incoming_swd.pdf.
- The student-run Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) First-Year Trips program will be sending Trips registration information at the beginning of June. Registration closes at the end of June and your Trip assignment will be available to you in early July. Because of the complicated Trips arrival and departure schedules, you won't know when you can move into your residence hall room until you are assigned to your Trip. You will hear more about arrival and residence hall check-in later this summer. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~doc/firstyeartrips/incomingstudents/registration/
- Most importantly, you will receive a publication from the Undergraduate Deans Office in early June. This guide, which you'll want to keep close, provides information about academic expectations, first-year requirements and course election, and placement, credit and exemption options. Please be sure to read it carefully. In the meantime, visit the Undergraduate Deans Office webpage for Class of 2017 FAQs, at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~upperde/incoming-students/.
Much of what you need to do will be done online. You will receive the link to the Pre-Matriculation (pre-arrival) Checklist later this month. The checklist will be arranged in chronological order, reflecting deadlines throughout the summer.
More information about advising resources, residential education, dining, placement exams, billing, campus resources and community expectations will follow over the course of the summer.
Please rely on this page as your primary source of accurate and up-to-date information prior to your arrival in the fall. We know that you will be communicating through the Class of 2017 Facebook page and encourage you to make connections with one another, but please frequently access this site to be sure you know what you need to do.
If you have questions this month, please use our Orientation email address: New.Student.Orientation@dartmouth.edu.
See you soon!
- Most incoming students choose to participate in a Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trip before Orientation begins.
- It is not possible to choose your Trip dates; students will be assigned to a Trip section based on their availability, activity preferences and other factors.
- 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.
- Families are strongly encouraged to wait to make final travel plans until the summer when Trips assignments are released.
|Tuesday, September 10, 2013
- New Student Orientation activities officially begin after 5:00 p.m. for the Class of 2017 and Transfer Students.
- Welcome Program for Parents and Families
- Residence Hall Check-In for students scheduled to arrive on September 10, 2013
|Monday, September 16, 2013
||First Day of Classes
Please also note: First-Year Family Weekend is typically held during the spring term. The exact dates for the Class of 2017 will be published on the Collis Center for Student Involvement website in May 2013.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dartmouth College!