The Undergraduate Deans Office, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, provides support for undergraduate students as well as for other enrolled students. The office's main mission is to support students in their engagement with the curriculum and in their overall educational experience at Dartmouth.
A dean is assigned to each student, and follows that students throughout their college years. Although each of the deans has specific areas of academic and counseling expertise, they are generalists in the sense that they support the mission of the office. Students can schedule appointments with any of the deans even if not assigned to them.
The deans serve:
Many students schedule individual appointments with their deans to consult about various academic, personal, and social issues. These include:
Additional resources in the office are the Deans Office Student Consultants. Student consultants are trained by the Undergraduate Deans Office and are prepared to field questions relating (but not limited) to: major courses and curriculum requirements, D-plan strategies, internship and research opportunities, off-campus programs, time management skills, reading comprehension and study strategies. The purpose of the DOSC program is to provide academic peer advising on an informative but informal level.
Last Updated: 9/15/15