Dear Class of 2025:

Welcome to the Dartmouth community!

We send wishes of health, hope, and strength to you, the people you love, and those who matter to you.

While we know this has been a very complicated year for many, we nevertheless encourage you to celebrate—with pride—this milestone, and share it with those who have supported you on your journey to this important moment.

Over the next several months, "Welcome to Dartmouth!" is a phrase you are likely to read and hear often, but we hope each time it generates a bit of excitement and anticipation. We know that you will have many questions as you prepare to come to Dartmouth. A team of students, faculty, and staff are working with us to prepare for your arrival in the fall. Our New Student Orientation program is designed to help you navigate your transition to Dartmouth—academically and socially. 

We know you might be eager for more information about New Student Orientation and the beginning of Fall term 2021. 

Starting at the end of May, we will begin to be in touch with this information and the support you need to prepare for your college career. Whether it is about undergraduate housing, exploring our liberal arts curriculum, the technology you will use as a student, or how we support each other as a community, this communication will begin to shape your understanding of Dartmouth. 

In the coming months, this website will be an important resource for you and your family and supporters. As mailings are sent and information is communicated to new students, you can always turn here for the latest. Until that point, take good care and know that you are in our thoughts. We can't wait to meet you!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Take good care and stay well.

Kathleen Cunneen
Director, New Student Programs
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."