We look forward to welcoming Class of 2020 families to Dartmouth!
Dartmouth College partners with parents, guardians, and families to help students succeed.
Events for parents and families on Tuesday, September 6, are not mandatory or required. We know that not all families can be present on Tuesday for Orientation Check-In and Key Pick-Up; indeed, many students will be here without parents or families. Below you will find a brief outline of what you can expect, should you be able to join us.
|8:00 am - 1:00 pm||
Sustainable Moving Sale (Gold Coast Lawn)Reduce your environmental footprint and buy used residence hall essentials at this one-day move-in sale.
|9:00 am - 12:00 pm||
Orientation Check-In, Key Pick-Up, & House Community Welcome (Tents at Massachusetts Row)
All students must check in at Massachusetts Row to receive their New Student Orientation packet. Students who have not yet checked in to their rooms will get their room key along with their Orientation packet. Leadership from the six House Communities and Living Learning programs will be welcoming students and handing out House t-shirts! All students will then be directed to their residence hall where members of the Dartmouth Community will help unload cars and direct families to parking.
Students who arrive after 4:30p.m. can call Safety and Security at 603-646-4000 to have their room temporarily unlocked. Please get your room key and House t-shirt from the Undergraduate Housing Office at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7.
|9:30 am - 11:30 am||
Parent and Family Open House (Baker Library, Main Hall)
|10:00 am - 12:00 pm||
Student Academic Support Services Open House (Carson Hall, Suite 125)
|11:00 am - 1:00 pm||
Family and Student Lunch (Class of 1953 Commons)Everyone is welcome to a casual, ongoing lunch at the Class of 1953 Commons. There is no charge for lunch.
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm||
Parent and Family Welcome (Leede Arena, Berry Sports Center)Join President Hanlon, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ameer, and Dean of the College Biron for remarks of welcome.
|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm||
Information EXPO (Leverone Field House)Representatives from programs, services, and organizations from all over campus and the local area will be on hand to meet you and talk about opportunities for your student.
Time to say goodbye and wish students well!Collectively, they are the great Class of 2020 and it is time for them to jump into the busy New Student Orientation schedule. Enjoy your day on campus and come back to visit — parents, guardians, and families are always welcome.
Please visit the link above for additional family information from the Undergraduate Deans Office.
We don't make any official lodging recommendations; however, if you do choose to accompany your incoming student to campus, you can check Dartmouth's Local Hotel Booking Site for information on available rooms.
There is no official family weekend in the Fall term. First-Year Family Weekend for the Class of 2020 will be Friday, May 5, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017. Please visit the Collis Center for Student Involvement's Family Weekends website for more information.
Last Updated: 8/25/16