WELCOME TO DARTMOUTH!

Greetings Class of 2025 and incoming Transfer Students.

We can’t wait to welcome you to campus and support your transition to our community – to YOUR community!

You can see a digital copy of the printed schedule you received in your welcome packet here. Please note that some of this information is currently being updated. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our online schedule

Arrival Information

Please select the link below that best applies to you to see more information on arriving on campus!

COVID Testing upon arrival

Important notes for all

  • You will receive instructions about COVID testing, vaccination, and other requirements separately.
  • We will share the New Student Orientation schedule closer to your arrival.

Arrival Details

FYSEP’s Summer Session, International Student Pre-Orientation, and Native and Indigenous Student Pre-Orientation

  • Students participating in FYSEP’s Summer Session, International Student Pre-Orientation, and Native and Indigenous Student Pre-Orientation have received information regarding their arrival date directly from their program. Please make travel arrangements based on the confirmation and instructions from your Pre-Orientation program. Please contact the program directly with any questions!

Pre-season Athletes:

    • Pre-season athletes will also receive arrival date(s) directly from their coaches. Please connect directly with your coach for more information.

Participating in a First-Year Trip

  • Students participating in a First-Year Trip should arrive and move in to their residence hall on Friday, September 3 and complete their move-in by 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Students arriving on Friday, September 3 have received instructions to sign up for a move-in time.
  • We will update arrival instructions and more information about that day very soon!

Not Participating in a First-Year trip

  • Students not participating in a First-Year Trip should arrive and move in to their residence hall on Tuesday, September 7 by 4:00 pm ET to begin New Student Orientation.

Families and Supporters

  • Families and supporters should plan to leave campus by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3. After 5:00 p.m. on September 3, students will be busy with First-Year Trips and New Student Orientation programming through the first day of classes.
  • We are in the process of exploring what opportunities for programming are possible. Once we have further information, we will communicate it to all students.
  • Families and supporters should say goodbye before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3. Beginning at 5 p.m., incoming students will be busy with First-Year Trips, New Student Orientation, and joining their new community.

We look forward to meeting you.  Until then, we are standing by to guide you through next steps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at new.student.orientation@dartmouth.edu.

Take good care and stay well.

Kathleen Cunneen
Director, New Student Programs
and
Eric L. Ramsey
Associate Dean for Student Life


Our Mission: New Student Orientation allows students to begin to create deep connections to the institution. With high standards and great compassion, we will prioritize the support of new students as they transition to both academic and co-curricular life at Dartmouth, and we will courageously and clearly communicate (and reinforce) the shared values of our community. Additionally, we are committed to recognizing the many paths taken by students before they arrive, and the multiple ways to experience and engage with our community once they begin their Dartmouth journey. Through its programs and mission, New Student Orientation strives to highlight "a campus that is inclusive, welcoming, and caring for all."