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As you prepare for Dartmouth, New Student Orientation will regularly communicate with you about important information, deadlines, and resources to support your transition. 

Travelling this summer?

Make sure you have a plan for accessing email during the summer — and, again, be prepared to manage applications online or electronically. 

You will want to make sure you receive your copy of Explore, Engage, Excel (which will support your course election process); this will arrive via US Postal service in July.

If you aren't leaving until mid-June: You should get all of the most important information before you leave.

If your travels begin before mid-June: Please make sure to have your mail forwarded to you. If that is not an option, call or email the Undergraduate Deans Office [603-646-2243] with an alternate address for someone who can open your mail and follow-up as needed and attend to deadlines.


July 2022

June 2022

May 2022


july 1, 2022: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation

RABBIT, RABBIT, RABBIT – happy first day of July. Wishing you good luck this month (and always!).

FYI: Dartmouth is CLOSED on Monday, July 4.

Important: we’ve heard that some of you received emails that appear to be Dartmouth-generated but are not. It is wise to be cautious. If you are unsure about an email and its origin, please reach out to our Information, Technology & Consulting colleagues at Help@dartmouth.edu.

Lots of catching up to do:

REMINDERS

  • If you have test scores, don’t forget to upload them – you can do this through DartHub (#6 on the checklist).
  • July 7: If you choose to participate in a First-Year Trip, your registration materials are due by July 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
    • It is totally okay if you choose to not participate or are unable to participate in a First-Year Trip, in which case your arrival/move-in date will be September 4.
  • July 13: You may submit your Religious Preference or Heritage by July 13 and request that your name be given to a representative of your faith affiliated with the Tucker Center.
  • July 15: Academic Interest Form is due by July 15 – view or update your area of academic interest. Remember there is nothing binding about this selection.
  • July 20: review Dartmouth’s computer requirements and complete the computer survey by July 20 (access both through DartHub). If you choose to purchase a computer from Dartmouth, make sure to order by July 20 so it’s ready when you arrive.
  • Upload your student ID photo as soon as possible! Thank you!

UPDATES

LOOKING FORWARD

      • Watch for an awesome publication from the Undergraduate Deans Office in support of your exploration of the curriculum – coming soon. This guide will start your summer journey of questioning and exploring, as you prepare for course election during New Student Orientation. Many other wonderful resources are headed your way over the next few weeks – we are absolutely “looking forward” to sharing them with you!

We hope you are making time for yourself and your well-being this summer. Sending best wishes and talk again soon!

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june 24, 2022: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation

Happy day to you all. We hope you are finding some rest and restoration during these summer months.

What’s happening? Let’s see … 

REMINDERS

      • Upcoming deadlines for Health Service Requirements: you’ll find everything in DartHub !
        • Health and Immunizations = June 30 deadline
        • Insurance Waiver = June 30 deadline
        • Athletic Clearance = June 30 deadline
      • Upcoming deadline for Humanities 1 and 2 Application (access via DartHub ):
        • All students are invited, but are not required, to apply.
        • Humanities 1 and 2 is a selective, interdisciplinary, two-term sequence for up to one hundred first-year students.
        • Deadline = June 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET
      • First-Year Trips will also send a reminder later today but here is one from us: if you choose to participate in a First-Year Trip, your registration materials are due by July 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
        • It is totally okay if you choose to not or are unable to participate in a First-Year Trip – in that case, your arrival/move-in date will be September 4.
        • And thank you to those who already registered! Remember that registration is NOT first come, first served.

UPDATES

      • A new tile in DartHub became available recently: Standardized Test Scores.
        • Standardized Test Scores must be received by September 6 if they are to be considered in Fall term course election.
        • And you can find more information about First-Year Trips at their FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. This webpage includes FAQ translations in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.

LOOKING FORWARD

      • Earlier this week, your families and supporters received an email from Interim Dean of the College, Scott C. Brown, announcing Family Weekend in late September. We can’t wait to meet your families and supporters *whenever* they are able to visit Dartmouth – whether sooner or later! We’ll always be excited to welcome them.


We’ll talk again very soon – take good care and stay well.

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JUNE 16, 2022: WEEKLY UPDATE FROM NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - 06.16.22

Hello Class of 2026 and incoming Transfer Students! 

We apologize for missing a Weekly Update last week, but we were busy with Commencement and all the related celebrations and culminations. It was a wonderful whirlwind and now we are ready to focus on YOU!

To catch up and think ahead:

REMINDERS

      • Complete your Directed Self-Placement Process for First-Year Writing by June 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
        • You can access this process through DartHub.
        • Placement recommendation will be sent via email July 16.
        • Deadline to request different placement via email is July 23.

UPDATES

      • A new tile in DartHub will become available on June 18: Computer Requirements and, if applicable, Ordering Information.
        • If you choose to order a computer from Dartmouth, the deadline is July 20, 2022.
      • And watch for an email from First-Year Trips on Monday, June 20 with First-Year Trips registration materials.
        • Important to know:
        • It is totally okay if you choose to not participate or are unable to participate in a First-Year Trip – in that case, your arrival/move-in date will be September 4.
        • Registration is not first-come first-served – just make sure to submit your registration by the deadline of Thursday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
        • If you choose to participate in a First-Year Trip, you will receive your trip assignment and packing list during the week of July 18.
      • As always, we are available for questions and concerns.

LOOKING FORWARD

      • We will soon have news about the New Student Orientation Canvas site and what to expect this summer in support of your arrival in the Fall – we are excited to keep connecting!

Wishing you well as your summers (officially) begin – take good care and talk again soon.

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June 3, 2022: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation - 06.03.22

Hello great Class of 2026! 

Hope you are doing well. We write today with a few reminders, as deadlines approach:

REMINDERS

      • Complete your Residential Life Housing Star Portal by June 8 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
        You can access this process through DartHub.
      • Keep moving through the Instructions and Checklist and DartHub – paying attention to deadlines – and be in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns!

UPDATE

      • You can expect to receive First-Year Trips registration materials near the end of June. We’ll keep you posted so you know to watch for that email.

LOOKING FORWARD

      • Wishing you meaningful celebrations of your milestones and all you’ve accomplished, as you conclude your high school and secondary school education!

Until we talk again, which will be soon –  take good care.

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May 27, 2022: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation - 05.27.22

Hello great Class of 2026 and incoming Transfer Students!

As we move through the summer, we plan to finish most weeks with a quick email to stay connected and keep you updated on important things to know as you prepare to join the Dartmouth community.

Although we are currently very busy with Commencement for the Class of 2022, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns; we are always here for you!

By now you have seen that our New Student Orientation website has information on arrival dates. We will continue to communicate what you need to know as soon as we can; you will all receive this information from us at the same time and we will make sure you do not miss anything important!

And now, we want to share a few reminders and things to do.

REMINDERS

      • Please complete your Residential Life Housing Application (which can be accessed through the Residential Life Housing Star Portal tile in DartHub) by Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00 am ET.
      • Also, we will post all emails from New Student Orientation on our website. Save this page, and feel free to share with families or supporters who may be interested in reading this information as well.

UPDATES

      • On June 1, you will receive an invitation to the Directed Self-Placement Process for First-Year Writing Canvas site. Make sure you check that out!
      • Speaking of Canvas, we’ll talk more about Dartmouth’s learning management system soon. You will use Canvas throughout New Student Orientation and for your classes as well. If you haven’t used Canvas or a tool like this before, have no fear: there will be time throughout the summer (and during Orientation) to explore and learn.

LOOKING FORWARD

      • Keep moving through the Instructions and Checklist and DartHub – paying attention to deadlines – and be in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns!

For those of you finishing secondary or high school, please know that we are sending our best wishes and congratulations as you wrap up your school year. And to all of you, we hope that you find time to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished with pride.

We will talk to you again soon!

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May 18, 2022: Introducing DartHub Pre-Arrival

Greetings, Class of 2026!

You can begin to use DartHub Pre-Arrival to review the Instructions and Checklist of things to do and deadlines to meet. 

To get started, please follow the instructions below to access DartHub Pre-Arrival:

      • Use a web browser to go to http://PreArrival.dartmouth.edu.
      • Login using your Dartmouth ID (also known as NetID) and password – and Duo two-factor authentication if prompted – created in the “set up your account” process. You should have received an email from Dartmouth ITC (Information, Technology and Consulting) with your Dartmouth ID (NetID) and instructions for the setup of your account.
      • Read and agree to the ‘Terms of Usage’ by clicking Continue.
      • You are now in DartHub Pre-Arrival at the Recommended Order portion of the Checklist page.
      • The first item on the list is Instructions and Checklist: Prior to Engaging in Dartmouth Programs. This document includes detailed instructions and a chart you can use to keep track of your submissions.
      • Use the Checklist in "Recommended Order" on DartHub Pre-Arrival and the Instructions and Checklist document as your guides; stick with the categories and work through the “tiles/tasks”  in each category. Most forms you need to complete this summer will be available through DartHub.
      • Throughout your time at Dartmouth, you will access DartHub frequently to elect courses, check-in for each term, view grade reports, update emergency contacts, etc.

It is imperative that you meet the deadlines indicated on DartHub Pre-Arrival. Don’t forget to use the chart on the Checklist in the Start Here category. 

If you are unable to access a particular web form, please contact the office listed on the Instructions and Checklist document. For general questions, contact the Undergraduate Deans Office at 603-646-2243 or undergraduate.deans.office@dartmouth.edu).

You can always find updates on the New Student Orientation webpage: http://www.dartmouth.edu/orientation/

We’ll certainly talk again soon – take good care.

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May 18, 2022: Dartmouth: welcome and reminder to set up your Dartmouth email!

Hello again, Class of 2026!

By now, you should have received an email from Dartmouth ITC (Information, Technology and Consulting) with instructions to set up your Dartmouth email account. Most of you have already done so. For those of you who haven’t yet activated your account, please follow those instructions right now so you won’t miss any critical College communications.

Please note: this is the last email that will be sent to your applicant (non-Dartmouth) email address; moving forward, all email communication will travel via your Dartmouth email address.

If you didn’t receive a message from Dartmouth ITC or do not have regular online access, please go to dartgo.org/account-help to request help or email help@dartmouth.edu.

Since much of our communication will be sent by email, we want to be sure you’re connected.

Housing information will be sent to your Dartmouth email account tomorrow (Thursday, May 19). 

We hope you’ve seen the arrival/move-in information on the New Student Orientation page (http://dartmouth.edu/orientation). Continue to monitor this page for updates!

Please do be in touch with any concerns. We are excited to get to know you!

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May 16, 2022: Dartmouth: watch for email to set up your Dartmouth account

Welcome, Class of 2026!

We are so glad to have the chance to say hello. We have been thinking of you and look forward to creating your first community connections over the next few weeks. You will hear from us often as we make sure you have the information you need to start your Dartmouth journey.

Beginning earlier today (Monday) and continuing through tomorrow (Tuesday), you each will receive an email inviting you to set up your Dartmouth account from Dartmouth ITC (our Information, Technology and Consulting team): account-no-reply@dartmouth.edu. It will be sent to the email address you provided Admissions.

The release of this email is staggered, so don’t worry if you have not received it yet. It will take time to reach all of you so please be patient!

When setting up your two-factor authentication with Duo, we strongly recommend that you use a phone/phone number you will be able to access throughout the summer and/or downloading the Duo mobile app.

Take care! We’ll talk to you soon – and we’re psyched to get to know you!

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