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Undergraduate Deans Office: Academic, Personal, and Social Advising

The Undergraduate Deans support and advise students on all issues relevant to a successful college experience, in particular those that may impact academic success. These issues can include academic and major planning, balancing social activity, relations with faculty,  roommate & family conflicts, campus adjustment or environment difficulties, medical or health problems, inability to complete a course, and many others.

They also help students navigate Dartmouth academic policies and procedures.

Ultimately, the role of the Undergraduate Deans Office in the academic development of students is to help them to function independently—to be able to locate resources, to access information and to act in their own interests.

Additional advising resources can be found by clicking the links below.

Academic Advising Resources

Personal and Social Advising Resources

Academic Advising Resources

Academic Skills Center

  • Learning strategies—become a more effective and efficient learner (memory improvement, reading, note-taking, exam preparation, stress management) 
  • Individual tutors and study groups are also available.

Center for Professional Development

  • Located at 63 South Main Street, on the 2nd floor of the Bank of America building 
  • Support and assistance for students considering and preparing for their postgraduate careers
  • Career exploration, internship opportunities, job search strategies, resume writing support

Deans Office Student Consultants (DOSCs)

  • Peer advisors trained by the Undergraduate Deans office to offer academic advising in the residential clusters
  • Support with major and curriculum requirements, D-Plans, internship and research opportunities, off-campus programs, time management skills, reading comprehension and study strategies

Departmental (Major) Advisors

  • Departmental (major) advisors are available for academic advising re: finishing the requirements of the major, engaging in research, whether or not to do a thesis, how to integrate non-major courses in their study, etc.
  • Each Department has its own particular system for advising majors.

Health Professions Program: Pre-Health Advising

  • Walk-in hours, appointments and programs designed to help navigate the many facets of a pre-health journey
  • Learn requirements of the pre-health curriculum at Dartmouth; support D-Plan design
  • For students who choose to apply to medical school, the Health Professions Program staff offers comprehensive guidance for all the steps of the application process.
  • Nathan Smith Society

Office of Pluralism & Leadership

  • Provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocate for all students and communities

Office of Pre-Major Advising & Research

Student Accessibility Services

  • Works with students, faculty, staff, and the campus administration to ensure that the programs, services, and activities of Dartmouth College are accessible to, and usable by, students with disabilities
  • Arranges, coordinates, or facilitates appropriate academic adjustments, program modifications, and auxiliary services to accommodate students' curricular and cocurricular pursuits.

Undergraduate Advisors (UGAs)

  • Assist students in identifying appropriate academic resources and contacts

Personal and Social Advising Resources

Center for Gender & Student Engagement

  • Celebrates women's achievements, explores the role gender plays in human experience, and supports individual and collective struggles related to gender
  • Provides opportunities for reflection, engagement, and personal growth, with a particular emphasis on honoring women's voices and encouraging the full, active, and equal participation of women in the life of the College

College Health Service—Dick's House

  • The Health Service believes that good health is a vital part of every student's college experience
  • Provides high quality care and services for Dartmouth students
  • Develops and promotes health education information for students to maintain a healthy lifestyle during college and in the years beyond
  • Dick's House Services include:
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Alcohol & Drug Education
    • Immunizations
    • Nutrition Counseling
    • Primary Care & Preventive Medicine
    • Sexual Abuse Awareness Program
    • Sexual Health Programs
    • Travel Health
    • Allergy Injections
    • Athletic/Sports Medicine

Collis Center for Student Involvement

  • Cocurricular learning opportunities are vital in developing student leadership and life skills.
  • Provides training and advising
  • Mentors students and organization advisors
  • Offers and creates developmental student employment opportunities
  • Fosters interactions among all members of the College community
  • Maintains programming spaces and resources for student-focused initiatives that enrich our campus culture

Health Promotion and Wellness

Office of Pluralism & Leadership (OPAL)

  • Provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocate for all students and communities

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

  • Provides opportunities for members of the Dartmouth community to express and explore their faith in the context of a supportive and questioning community
  • Dartmouth supports numerous student religious groups representing multiple denominations and faiths.

Office of Residential Life (ORL)

  • Offers undergraduate student housing
  • Promotes personal growth, social responsibility and intellectual development through community-based interactions

Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS): International Office

  • Assists international students, faculty, and scholars who study and work at the College
  • Provides visa support for Dartmouth's non-immigrant international population
  • Assists international students in maintaining their legal non-immigrant status once enrolled or working at the College

Safety & Security

Student Accessibility Services

  • Works with students, faculty, staff, and the campus administration to ensure that the programs, services, and activities of Dartmouth College are accessible to, and useable by, students with disabilities
  • Arranges, coordinates, or facilitates appropriate academic adjustments, program modifications, and auxiliary services to accommodate students' curricular and cocurricular pursuits.

Student Financial Aid

  • Dartmouth is committed to the philosophy that the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to prospective applicants.
  • Our decisions are need-blind, meaning that we admit the very best students and never stop to ask if they can afford to pay.
  • We are also committed to making sure that Dartmouth is affordable and accessible to every student we admit. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Student Financial Services (Bursar)

  • Responsible for the billing and collection of student tuition & fees, room and board charges as well as the operation of all College loan programs

Tucker Foundation

  • Charged with supporting and furthering the moral and spiritual work of the College
  • Provides community service programs, off-campus fellowships and internships, leadership development programs

Undergraduate Advisors (UGAs)

  • Assist students in identifying appropriate academic resources and contacts
  • Promote the health and safety of student residents and foster a sense of community and a respect for diversity

Last Updated: 11/5/14