Undergraduate Deans Office
Location: Carson Hall, Suite 125
Mail: 6064 Carson Hall, Suite 125 Hanover, NH 03755
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New Student Orientation activities officially begin after 5pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 for the Class of 2017 and for transfer students.
The question "When do I need to arrive?" requires a complex answer because not everyone arrives at the same time!
If you did NOT register for a trip yet and would like to participate, please contact the DOC First-Year Trips Office. Students are STILL able to register for a trip if they would like to participate.
If you have not arrived on campus before then, you should arrive in time to join your classmates at Orientation activities beginning late on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
New Student Orientation begins with evening activities in the residence halls on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 after welcome activities for parents, guardians and families. Your schedule will be very full between Wednesday, September 10th and Sunday, September 15th!
The first day of classes is Monday, September 16, 2013.
The New Student Orientation 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.
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. We can't wait to see you!
The DOC trip assignments have already been made and were sent out at the end of June. If you need to adjust your assigned trip or trip date, please email DOC Trips at DOC.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Incoming students can still register for a DOC trip if you are interested, again contact DOC.email@example.com if this sounds like something that interests you.You may email DOC Trips at DOC.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns, or call 603-646-3996.
There are several different airport options:
Note: this is simply a list of available services taken from the yellow pages; none of these services are endorsed by Dartmouth College.
Dartmouth does not require a deposit. Tuition bills can be viewed online in early August.
The "Pre-Matriculation Checklist" has a link for enrollment in the online billing system.
For questions about bills, please contact:
For questions about Financial Aid awards, please contact:
Please see Health Services' website for incoming undergraduates: www.dartmouth.edu/~health/resources/incoming/undergraduate-requirement.html.
This website has all the information you will need about requirements, including instructions for completing your online Health Forms.
Please note: Dartmouth requires all students to be up-to-date on certain immunizations. Please check Health Services' website for specifics and make sure you are scheduling necessary medical appointments in time to be able to complete and submit your online Health Forms by June 28, 2013.
A physical exam is only required if you are going to be participating in NCAA Athletics or Rugby. You will find more information at the Health Services website.
For additional questions with regard to immunizations or a sports physical, you can also call Health Services at 603-646-9404.
Please see Health Services' website for incoming undergraduates: www.dartmouth.edu/~health/depts/insurance/index.html.
Health Services offers students:
Dartmouth is also fortunate to have the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) a short 3 miles from campus. Dick's House staff will be happy to work with you should you require any of the more specialized medical or psychological services that are available at DHMC.
Housing assignments and roommate information was mailed out on Wednesday, July 17th! The Housing Office has posted a Newsletter to their website that answers many of the questions you may have. Click here to access the newsletter!
Each year, a member of the Dartmouth faculty is asked to select a summer reading to engage incoming students in a shared academic experience that will encourage community dialogue and personal reflection.
This year, Randall Balmer, Mandel Family Professor of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Religion Department, has selected The River Why, by David James Duncan.
This touching and powerful novel was published by Sierra Club Books in 1983; Esquire magazine called it "wonderfully funny . . . imbued with a wisdom and a rather joyous ecology-minded spirit."
Your copy of the Class of 2017 Summer Reading will arrive at your home address in late July, courtesy of the Sphinx Foundation at Dartmouth.
For more information, please click here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~orientation/reading/index.html.
If you aren't leaving until mid-June, you should get all of the most important information before you leave.
If you are leaving before then, you need to have your mail forwarded or call the Undergraduate Deans Office at (603-646-2243) with an alternate address for someone who can open your mail and take care of any applications that need to be completed by a certain date.
Some of the most important information we send will arrive via email. Make sure you have a plan for accessing email during the summer - and, again, be prepared to manage applications online or electronically.
Blitz is our communication and collaboration system. With this system you can email, text or video chat, share documents, and more. This system can be accessed via a web browser, Outlook 2010/2011 or Apple Mail.
You will often hear students say "I'll blitz you" – meaning they'll send you an email!
In late May, you should have received your log-in information and instructions for accessing Blitz.
Yes. Please check here for more information: www.dartmouth.edu/comp/soft-comp/computers/new-student/index.html.
Absolutely not, but there are some advantages to doing so. Visit this site to learn more: www.dartmouth.edu/comp/soft-comp/computers/new-student/index.html.
Yes. Please check here for more information: www.dartmouth.edu/comp/soft-comp/computers/new-student/index.html.
To find where the public computers are located throughout the campus, click here.
First-year students are not allowed to have a car on campus or in Hanover. The only exceptions are for emergency, medical, or special family situations. In those instances, the student or parent should call or e-mail the Undergraduate Deans Office with the request, reasons, and dates the vehicle is needed.
Your individual address here at Dartmouth was sent to you July 17th with your housing assignment.
Your Hinman mailbox is located on the first floor of the Hopkins Center ("Hinman" is the name of our mail service).
You should address packages to yourself in the following format:
XXXX Hinman (XXXX will be the actual number of the student Hinman Box)
Hanover NH 03755
Students wishing to send belongings in advance of their arrival may do so now and should address items to themselves, using the format above.
Shipment may be made by U.S. mail or by a shipping company such as Airborne, United Parcel Service, or Federal Express, so long as the shipment meets the companies' limits on the size and weight of packages that can be handled.
Freight shipments (by truck) will not be accepted.
Parcels and packages shipped to students are received at the Hinman Mail Center in the Hopkins Center for distribution.
Your Dartmouth Card is your official College ID, and allows you to access your Dining Meal Plan and your DA$H Discretionary account (Laundry, Vending, Tickets, Events), as well as door access to residence halls and facilities – and it's your library card, too!
You will pick-up your Dartmouth Card when you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. Remember to bring a valid photo-ID, such as a driver's license or passport. Valid photo ID is required for all first-time Dartmouth ID cards.
Students and parents can check their balance online and add money online. For more information, please visit the Dartmouth Card Office, or call at 603-646-3724. The Dartmouth Card office is located in the basement of the Class of 1953 Commons.
Please see the following web site for lots of great information on employment at Dartmouth: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~seo/student/find_job.html. Also, please know that, while you are welcome to begin applying anytime, the hiring timeline is at the discretion of the supervisors. Some supervisors are eager to fill their positions prior to the start of term and are flexible in their hours, while others prefer to select student employees after students have confirmed their class schedule for the term (which you'll do during New Student Orientation).
You won't be "too late" to find employment if you do it in the first few weeks of the term; in fact, the Student Employment Office hosts a campus Job Fair on the second day of classes, where students and employers can talk about their shared interests. Most fall term positions won't be posted in Jobnet until later in the summer (probably one month before classes begin). Feel free to contact the Student Employment Office directly with questions.
Yes. Students can either do their laundry in the residence halls or opt to use a laundry service.
These companies were chosen because they have branches on a bus route and have overall good coverage in the Hanover area. This is not an exhaustive list. Inclusion in the list does not imply endorsement by Dartmouth College.
|US Cellular||285 Plainfield Rd, West Lebanon, NH||(603) 298-7111|
|Verizon Wireless||267 Plainfield Rd, West Lebanon, NH||(603) 298-9900|
|Sprint||Radioshack, 2 Airport Rd, West Lebanon, NH||(603) 298-6650|
These banks were chosen because they are within walking distance of campus. This is not an exhaustive list. Inclusion in the list does not imply endorsement by Dartmouth College.
|Ledyard National Bank||38 S. Main Street, Hanover, NH||Phone: (603) 643-2244|
|Citizens Bank||44 S. Main Street, Hanover, NH||Phone: (603) 640-1150|
|Mascoma Savings Bank||80 S. Main Street, Hanover, NH||Phone: (603) 643-1537|
|Lake Sunapee Bank||12 South Street, Hanover, NH||Phone: (603) 643-3238|
|Bank of America||63 S. Main Street, Hanover, NH||Phone: (800) 432-1000|
Advance Transit is a free bus system that runs Monday - Friday and goes to all of the surrounding towns. You can view a schedule online at www.advancetransit.com.
For students over 21, two Zip Cars are available on campus. Click here to learn more about our Zip Cars.
» The Class of 2017 charts listing AP, IB, and A-Level credit options are now available. Please click below for the appropriate information.
If your AP test is not listed, it means the department does not accept AP scores for credit or placement. If you have further questions, you may contact the department directly.
» Some academic departments offer "Placement Exams." A few will be online; the others will be administered on campus. Placement Exam information, including schedule, will be available in mid-July on the New Student Orientation web site.
Yes! All first-year students are required to fulfill Dartmouth's first-year writing requirement. Through the first-year writing courses, the College offers entering students a valuable opportunity to develop the thinking, research, writing, and presentation abilities that characterize intellectual work in the academy and in educated public discourse.
Most first-year students take Writing 5 (or its two-term equivalent Writing 2-3) and a First-Year Seminar to fulfill this writing requirement. As of Fall 2012, another way of fulfilling the first-year writing requirement is to take both terms of Humanities 1-2, a special interdisciplinary two-term course for first-year students offered only in fall and winter terms.
You will receive more information regarding the first-year writing requirement in June. More information about the first-year writing requirement can also be found on the website of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric: www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/policies/.
Student Accessibility Services provides resources to students with disabilities. To learn more, visit their website at: www.dartmouth.edu/~accessibility/, email Student.Accessibility.Services@Dartmouth.edu, or call 603-646-9900.
Yes. All students are assigned a Faculty Advisor to work with them throughout their first year. Your Faculty Advisor will be able to help you pick your courses and understand academic life at Dartmouth. Once you have decided on a major in your fifth term, advisors in you area of study will be able to guide you through the rest of your Dartmouth career.
First-year students elect fall term courses during New Student Orientation.
Students do not need to declare their major until the end of their fifth term on-campus (i.e. typically the middle of sophomore year).
The Academic Skills Center provides general academic support, including classes in effective study strategies. Through the Tutor Clearinghouse, students may request a Peer Tutor or join a Study Group. To learn more, visit their website at: www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/ or call 603-646-2014.
Last Updated: 8/26/13