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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.


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September 11, 2021: NSO Updates: Matriculation & Twilight Ceremony (among other things!)

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a good day; we know that it has been a busy week so we hope that you are resting and taking time for yourself in between all the excitement!

Tomorrow is the final day of New Student Orientation (but not the last time you’ll hear from us, we promise). Here’s a little of what you can expect. The complete schedule can be viewed online.

  • Enjoy Matriculation with President Hanlon. You are all assigned to a group at a specific time – check with your UGA for plans! And remember to please dress appropriately.
    • Allen House has a chance to “meet and greet” as well – have fun.
  • Starting at 10:00 a.m., you’ll have another opportunity to participate in the Transition to College and Classroom Learning programs. There are three time slots with multiple sessions offered each slot; try something different each time. Find the full schedule and locations on our schedule site. We hope to see you there!
  • Experience Dartmouth will run throughout the day, with different offices, centers, and organizations hosting special events. Check out the Collis Presents page for all the experiences!
    • Take special note of the buses to West Lebanon that are running throughout the day, if you have any shopping needs.
  • Stop by the Collis Block Party between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for food, fun, and more! 
  • From 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. check out the Student Involvement Fair on the Green and learn about all the different student organizations at Dartmouth.
  • And the culminating experience of New Student Orientation, the Twilight Ceremony, will begin at the Collis Porch promptly at 7 p.m. – make sure to arrive before then. Please wear comfortable shoes, as we will be walking through grass on the way to the Bema. If you have concerns about walking from Collis to the Bema, please let us know. 


We cannot wait to celebrate YOU and the beginning of your first term at Dartmouth tomorrow evening!

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, and we will see you all again tomorrow for a day of discovery, reflection, and celebration.

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September 10, 2021: NSO updates: Saturday (and a hint of Sunday)

Hi there!

By now, you will have elected your first term courses and that’s a big deal! Congratulations – it’s truly a milestone.

Here is a Saturday summary! But use your printed schedule and the online schedule to stay on track.

  • Starting at 10:00 a.m., take advantage of the Transition to College and Classroom Learning programs. There are three time slots with multiple sessions offered each slot; try something different each time. The full schedule and locations are online on our schedule site. These sessions are designed to help you get off to a strong start and are aimed to help you prepare you to be a successful student learner!
  • At 2:00 p.m., you will attend the required Achieving Community Together and You Are Not A-lone Pine programs in the Hopkins Center. Location is based on house community (see below). Make sure to bring your Dartmouth ID!
    • Spaulding Auditorium: Allen, North Park, South, and West Houses
    • Moore Theater: East Wheelock and School Houses
    • Please note: live captioning will only be available in Spaulding Auditorium. If you would like to be able to see the captions, tell your UGA that you will be participating from Spaulding!
  • If you have a moment before the You Are Not A-lone Pine program, please check out the brief module on the NSO Canvas site about the Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP).
  • Following the afternoon’s programs, visit different offices, departments, and student organizations for Cookies and Conversations, also in the Hopkins Center. And bring your questions (or submit them here) to the Life@Dartmouth Panel at Top of the Hop at 5:00 p.m. Lots of opportunities to get to know each other and upper-level students while continuing to explore your new community!
  • Heads-up: shuttles to West Lebanon for shopping and picking up essentials are one the many great things during Experience Dartmouth on Sunday.

Seeing your smiling faces at your Class of 2025 photo was definitely a highlight for us. We hope you had a great day and enjoy Collis Kickoff.

Talk to you tomorrow!

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September 9, 2021: NSO Updates: COVID test, Advising, Class Photo, Collis Kickoff! What a Friday!

Hello amazing incoming students!

It’s been an exciting few days, and it’s only going to continue.

Before updates, a quick reminder: if you are vaccinated; arrived here on Friday, September 3; and haven’t completed your weekly COVID test yet – you must do so on Friday (tomorrow).

Two testing locations to choose from!

And a reminder that students who are not fully vaccinated should continue to test twice weekly.

And now, for your UPDATES!

  • It’s course election (finally) – ends at 6:00 p.m. Lots of good info in your printed schedule in the column for Friday, September 10.
  • To guide you in this important process, you will meet with your faculty advisor. Take a moment to review the helpful tips and information on the printed schedule (page three on the PDF version). Bring your copy of Explore, Engage, Excel and a fully charged laptop to this meeting (you might not be able to plug in your device, especially if you meet outdoors, so make sure to charge your computer tonight!).
  • For those of you interested in health professions, you will also have opportunities to connect with Pre-Health Advising for additional support. Make sure to check the schedule for session times.
  • Take advantage of drop-in advising with the Undergraduate Deans from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (in-person and on Zoom). You can sign up for an in-person time using Dartmouth Engage and find more information in the online schedule.
  • At 6:30 p.m. (after course election is complete), you will take your official Class of 2025 Class Photo on the lawn outside Baker Library. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces!
  • Finally, close out the night at the Collis Student Center with Collis Kick-off, starting at 9:00 p.m.. There will be so much to do: music, food, games, crafts… and most importantly, community! Check out the Collis Presents website for details.

We hope you enjoyed Open Houses today (how many did you attend? Let us know!) as well as your Shared Academic Experience. We will chat with you again tomorrow!

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September 8, 2021: NSO Updates: Two words - OPEN HOUSES!!!!

Hello hello!

It was wonderful talking with you today at Group Advising and Getting Started in Math, Engineering, and the Sciences (view the recording of and slides from this session on Canvas).

Today’s message is short and sweet, because there is really just one thing to focus on right now: Academic Department and Program Open Houses!

  • Tomorrow (Thursday), you will have the chance to meet with every Dartmouth academic department and program. 
  • From 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., visit with faculty and staff while exploring the disciplines offered at Dartmouth. 
  • We strongly encourage you to visit as many as you can; you never know what interest or passion you might uncover!
  • Faculty are so excited to meet you – and classrooms, theaters, lecture halls, lounges can’t wait to hear your voices!

The entire schedule with locations is online. The Dartmouth campus mobile map will help you find where you are going.

If you are concerned about the accessibility of any Open House spaces, please let us know so we can offer assistance! 

And between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – stop by Open House Central Command in Collis for donuts and directions! The Orientation Leaders can guide you to different Open Houses and there will be yummy, delicious snacks from Lou’s to fuel your day!

We hope you had a great day and an even better night at Collis Presents: Campus Kickback. Rest up; tomorrow is a busy day!

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September 7, 2021: NSO Updates: required Group Advising @ tomorrow (Wednesday)

Hi everyone!

To those of you who arrived today, welcome! We hope you are enjoying your time so far; don’t forget to stop by the Collis Student Center and meet up with the Orientation Leaders.

Here are the updates for you tonight:

  • Tomorrow (Wednesday), you begin to focus on your academic community. This will start with required Group Advising sessions. The schedule and location for your session has been posted on the NSO online schedule; make sure to read it over to find out where you are going (and when)!
    • For those of you who are on Section B of a First-Year Trip but are also members of Allen, North Park, or South Houses: you’ll complete Group Advising at 4 p.m. instead of at 1 p.m. Make sure to check your email to see where your Group Advising session will be held – we sent you an update to tell you where to go!
    • Your UGAs will be able to take most of you by floors to your session; if you need directions or someone to lead you to your assigned classroom, stop by the Collis Center and check with an OL!
  • Take a moment to review the Academic Advising and the Liberal Arts module on Canvas ahead of your session tomorrow, and feel free to bring your questions!
  • We posted the locations and schedule for the Academic Department and Program Open Houses on Thursday, September 9. Plan to attend as much as possible!


As you start exploring campus for Group Advising and Open Houses, we wanted to draw your attention to our access and accessibility page. We encourage you to check out and explore the mobile Dartmouth campus map to see where you are going and where the accessible entrances are. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us. We are here to help and connect you with resources!

Until we talk again, take care!

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September 6, 2021: NSO updates: looking forward to Tuesday!

Hello and hope you all had a good day today, wherever you were!

Tonight’s update is brief – here we go:

  • Prepare to welcome the final group of arrivals tomorrow as more 25s check in throughout the day. We can’t wait to have all of you here!
  • Added to the online schedule, FYI, are House Community “Meet and Greets” for Allen, North Park, and South houses. See Saturday, September 11 at 5:00 P.M. for North Park and South Houses, and Sunday, September 12 during Matriculation for Allen House!
  • As we look forward to Group Advising and Getting Started in Math, Engineering, and Sciences on Wednesday, we strongly recommend that you review the Academic Advising and the Liberal Arts module in Canvas to help you prepare.

As always, please be in touch if we can be helpful in any way.

Take good care!

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September 5, 2021: NSO updates: what's next (Mon-Wed)

Hi there and happy Sunday to all of you!

For those of you who began your First-Year Trip today: we hope you are having tons of fun getting to know classmates.

For those of you who have not yet arrived at Dartmouth, began your First-Year Trip, or are not participating in a Trip: we also hope you had a great day!

A few quick updates for you as we all head into Sunday evening activities:

  • We’ve launched a Personal and Campus Safety module in Canvas. Please take a few minutes to review this really important module. Save all the emergency numbers, register for DartAlert, and download the LiveSafe app to your phone.
  • For those of you who are in Hanover but not participating in a First-Year Trip, we have updated the online schedule with suggestions for your Monday!
  • You have one day left to share your reflections with Professors Bedi, Biron, and Muirhead for your Shared Academic Experience. The deadline is Monday, September 6 at 11:59 P.M. ET!
  • We’ve also updated the calendar to include events for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning; check it out!


Starting Wednesday afternoon with Group Advising, we will be back on track following the NSO printed schedule that you received in your Welcome Packet (or will receive when you arrive on Tuesday!) On that day, we’ll begin to focus more on your academic community. It’ll be a bit of a shift after the last few days, but it will be a really great one because it will help you as you prepare to elect your first term courses and start classes! 

But don’t worry; while there will be lots to do and lots of information to take in, there will still be time to relax at Collis Presents: Campus Kick-back on Wednesday evening. And as always, we encourage you to take a moment when you need it; even if it’s just for five minutes, don’t forget to recharge. 

We’ll share more with you over the next two days about what to expect during Group Advising (including what group you are in and where you will meet) as well as the other NSO programs that will begin on Wednesday.

We’re here if you need us; please reach out with any questions or concerns you are having. We’ll do our best to get you connected to whatever you need. 

Take good care!

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September 4, 2021: NSO updates: Sat, Sept 4 evening!

Hi everyone!

New Student Orientation here with some updates for your Saturday evening: 

  • For those of you who are on-campus and in East Wheelock, School, and West Houses, dining will now be to-go at the required House Community Meet, Greet, and Eat program. Your UGAs will have all the information so check with them!
  • And after dinner, you have three awesome options for evening activities:
    • Watch the movie CRUELLA in Kemeny Courtyard (behind Kemeny Hall on the back side of Baker Library near the Moore Tent)!
    • Roast S’mores at the Collis firepits!
    • Play Trivia (at the Moore Tent or anywhere on campus or wherever you are off-campus! – see the online schedule for more details on how to play)!
  • If you are participating in a First-Year Trip, you probably have met and heard from your Trip leader already with information about your Trip like where to meet to start your journey. 
    • If you are in Section A, leaving tomorrow, have an awesome time! 
    • For those of you in Section B or who are not participating in a First-Year Trip, keep checking the online schedule for things to do.
  • If you are arriving on September 7, stay tuned for more fun things happening that day!

We want to recognize and show our appreciation for your flexibility this weekend. It’s a lot of fun to see you all out and about today, connecting with each other on the Green, in Collis, or on the Baker Lawn. 

We will talk to you again soon!

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September 3, 2021: Saturday Schedule LIVE on Canvas and new website!

Hi there! 

It was AWESOME seeing you at the First Meeting of the Class tonight. And if you weren't able to join us in person, we hope you enjoyed the livestream (and know that we were thinking about you!). We’ll also post a recording soon.

We've updated the online schedule for Saturday and Sunday with lots of opportunities to connect with each other and settle in.

If you are participating in a First-Year Trip, watch for more news about your itinerary!

We encourage you to get together with your floormates and classmates and enjoy the new community you are all forming. If you are arriving on September 7, know that we will be hosting similar events to make sure you have many opportunities to do the same!

We look forward to seeing you at crafts, conversations, or just hanging around Collis! 

Have a great night and take good care.

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September 2, 2021: Checking in from NSO ... see you soon

Hello Class of 2025! 

As you can imagine, we’ve been super busy working with First-Year Trips to make sure your first days at Dartmouth will be full of welcome – oh, and the rest of your days as well!

Whether you are participating in First-Year Trips or not, we have created many opportunities to get to know each other, the campus, and many aspects of your new community. If you are arriving tomorrow (Friday, September 3), we will see you at the First Meeting of the Class of 2025 at 5:30 P.M. ET. If you are arriving on Tuesday, September 7, please join us at the First Meeting via live stream (check Canvas for information!). We’ll also post a recording of the First Meeting on Canvas.

The schedule for New Student Orientation will be available online on Friday morning and also in the Welcome Packet you receive at check-in. There are so many folks ready to support you in connecting with others, finding community, and finding your way – you’ll lose track of them all!

While we have you – please make sure to check out our Access During New Student Orientation page on the NSO website. You can also find this information in Canvas (of course!). We hope you find the information helpful and reach out to New Student Orientation with any questions.

Soon we will be able to speak to you in person (although that won’t stop us from sending you emails!). Can’t wait for you to get here … travel safe.

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August 28, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (August 28)

Hi everyone!

We might say it a bunch, but we always mean it: we are so excited to welcome you SOON! Please bear with us as our email frequency increases – there’s lots to share!

Here are this week’s updates. Please read carefully, as a lot of important information is included below.

UPDATES

  • Yesterday (Friday) we sent you a message outlining what to expect on your first day at Dartmouth, including information on COVID testing on arrival. Please read that message carefully! And remember, you can always refer to the communications page on our website for all the emails from us since May!
  • And earlier this week, we mentioned that your House Communities are hosting virtual welcomes ahead of your arrival! Your House Professors reached out to you, but you can also find more information on the NSO Canvas site (including date, time, and links to each House Community event).

REMINDERS

  • Don’t forget: make sure you complete the Achieving Community Together required modules in Canvas prior to starting Dartmouth programs. 
  • We also shared the Academic Advising and the Liberal Arts module to help you prepare for Group Advising and course election during NSO. While you don’t have to memorize all of the information there, it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with these academic requirements so that you can come to group advising and faculty advising with questions!
  • Please engage as much as you are able with the Shared Academic Experience Canvas site ahead of your first official Dartmouth lecture. Professors Bedi, Biron, and Muirhead hope that you will submit your reflection by September 6 at 11:59 P.M. ET.
  • There’s still time to submit your postcard. If you are unable to mail a postcard, please use this form to be included. And read the August 13 weekly update for more information!

LOOKING FORWARD

  • Continue to regularly check your Dartmouth email; we will be sharing more modules on the NSO Canvas site to help you prepare for Orientation and your transition to Dartmouth!

It’s a big week ahead – for us, too! Remember that we are here for you and always reach out with any questions.

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August 27, 2021: What to Expect on Arrival - Welcome from NSO!

Hello Class of 2025 and Transfer Students! We are all so excited to see you soon – nervous, too (as you might be) about meeting so many new people. But a really good nervous!

With this email, we hope to give you a sense of what to expect upon your arrival to Dartmouth – whether you are arriving for a pre-Orientation program, participating in a First-Year Trip, or arriving on September 7 to join our community.

In particular, this email will give you information on COVID arrival testing, welcome programs for families and supporters, and other information we will be sending in the next few days.

First of all, COVID arrival testing

  • Regardless of vaccination status, all of you are required to get a COVID test immediately upon arrival. This should be your first step when you arrive to campus, based on the arrival time you have selected with Residential Life.
    • These tests are self-administered (you do it yourself!) in the Hitchcock Tent (tent outside of Hitchcock residence hall). Hitchcock Tent is conveniently located near Massachusetts Row, which is where you will check-in with Residential Life.
    • There will be plenty of friendly folks there to guide you, provide instructions, and make sure you have what you need.
    • If you have never taken a COVID test before, don’t worry! We’ll make sure you are all set.
    • There are different COVID test schedules and guidelines, depending on where you are traveling from, vaccination status, and whether or not you are participating in a First-Year Trip. Please carefully read the COVID Testing page on the New Student Orientation (NSO) website.
    • If you arrive after the testing tent closes – no worries! We’ll make sure you have time to get there first thing the following morning. 
  • Residential Life will send more information about your move-in steps following your COVID test – watch for emails!
  • Pre-season athletes and students participating in a Pre-Orientation program will receive further arrival information from their coaches/programs.

Important: Day 3 test for some students

  • Some of you will need a second test before participating in a First-Year Trip or on Day 3 (the third day after your arrival). See this webpage: https://www.dartmouth.edu/orientation/covidtesting.html
  • We will make sure you have time for that in your schedule, and support you in getting to the testing tent!

Masks (required)

  • Some of you have asked about masks – you are wondering how many to bring, what type. Thank you for asking! Since masks are currently required indoors and in other settings (see Frequently Asked Questions on Face-Covering Policy) we recommend that you bring masks with you (double-layer cloth or single-use, your preference). Although we always have single-use masks available, having your own with you upon arrival will be easiest for you, especially as they are required in the COVID testing tent.
  • We also know that many of us feel most comfortable wearing a mask at all times, not just in required settings. This it totally okay as well!

Families and Supporters

  • We look forward to welcoming families and supporters during move-in on September 3 and September 7. More details will be available on the NSO FAQ within the next few days.

What’s next!
Within the next few days, we will also be in touch so you have as much information as you need – including further information about the check-in/move-in process as well as what to expect during New Student Orientation and First-Year Trips (if you are participating).

And in the meantime – your Student Assembly has prepared this Guide for you.

Talk again very soon! Take good care and always be in touch with your questions and concerns!

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August 26, 2021: Thursday Update From New Student Orientation (August 26)

Hello Class of 2025!

We have a special, mid-week update for you; since we know you are receiving a lot of information right now, we will make it quick!

First: yesterday, you received an invitation to join Slack @ Dartmouth, a communication and collaboration tool supported by the College. You can choose to accept (or not accept) at any time.

Slack offers opportunities to connect and communicate with other members of your class and the broader Dartmouth community, should you choose to use it. Additionally, some faculty members use it for their courses. 

And one more thing: Watch for an email from your House team with an invitation to a virtual House welcome, and a request that you fill out an information form. If you haven’t received it yet, it will be coming soon. Whether you are a member of Allen, East Wheelock, North Park, School, South, or West House, your House team is looking forward to welcoming you in just a few days! Information will also be posted on the NSO Canvas site.

We are ALL excited to see you soon. Take care!

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August 21, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (August 21)

Hello incoming students!

Before we start our regularly scheduled weekly update, we wanted to share a quick thought – something to hang onto over the next few weeks!

We know you are receiving lots of information right now in preparation for starting at Dartmouth. Please remember to pace yourself! You don’t have to rush to get everything done at once; check deadlines and know that you will also have time during New Student Orientation to finish up anything that you aren’t able to do on your own prior to arrival. Everything we provide *before* Orientation is designed to support your transition and serve as a resource, so we hope you are finding it helpful.

And now, without further ado, this week’s updates.

UPDATES

  • In our excitement to send last week’s weekly message, we forgot to include the link to submit your postcard. If you are unable to mail a postcard, please use this form to be included. And read last week’s weekly update for more information.
  • On Friday, you received an invitation to the Shared Academic Experience Canvas site. Please engage with the material as much as you are able in preparation for your first official lecture at Dartmouth.

REMINDERS

  • Make sure you complete the Achieving Community Together required modules in Canvas prior to arrival and/or participating in Dartmouth programs.
  • We also encourage you to continue exploring the Introducing: Academic Departments and Programs module ahead of academic Open Houses during Orientation!
  • Don’t forget to check out DartWrite and set up your writing portfolio. We’ve also linked to DartWrite on the Orientation Canvas home page in the “on your own '' section.
  • If you want to deposit funds onto your DartCard that will be available for you when you arrive, make sure to do so through your GET account by August 31. More information can be found on the DartCard website. You and your family and supporters can always add funds to your account at any time.
  • We’ll say it one more time … Dartmouth ID PHOTO if you haven’t already submitted!! 

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We will be sharing many exciting modules in Canvas in the upcoming week, including more information to help you prepare for academic advising and course election, which will happen during New Student Orientation. Stay tuned and make sure to watch for announcements from Canvas!
  • We will also be sharing more information next week about your arrival (including COVID testing procedures) and what to expect during New Student Orientation. As always – make sure you are regularly checking your Dartmouth email.

We are getting more and more excited as we get closer to welcoming you to campus. Take care!

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August 20, 2021: Shared Academic Experience: Class of 2025 and Transfer Students

Dear incoming students:

Greetings from New Student Orientation and the Office of Student Life!

Soon you will receive – via your Dartmouth email – an invitation to the Canvas site for this year’s Shared Academic Experience. This invitation begins your first academic assignment at Dartmouth. You have already been utilizing Canvas at Dartmouth for New Student Orientation, and some of you may have explored the tool for online Dartmouth-generated placement exams. You will continue to use Canvas for learning and collaborating in many of the courses you take during your time here! 

Professors Sonu Bedi (Government), Rebecca Biron (Spanish; Comparative Literature), and Russell Muirhead (Government) were selected by Dean of the Faculty Elizabeth Smith to facilitate the Class of 2025 Shared Academic Experience. We are so excited to be working with them! Please explore the Shared Academic Experience page on the New Student Orientation website.

Professors Bedi, Biron, and Muirhead have curated an exciting Canvas site in preparation for your Shared Academic Experience lecture during New Student Orientation. They look forward to receiving your reflections based on the two articles and one video that begin this Experience. Participating to whatever extent you are able in the resources they have provided and attending the Shared Academic Experience lecture are essential components of New Student Orientation in which you are expected to fully engage. We know that the end of the summer is busy for many of you and you might not have access to technology yet; please explore and engage with the Canvas site and its riches as much as you can before the lecture.

Please join me in thanking Professors Bedi, Biron, and Muirhead for their commitment to this intellectual exploration.

We will talk again soon! In the meantime, stay well and jump into the Shared Academic Experience of Dealing with Disagreement!

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August 13, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (August 13)

Hello again! How are you doing? Lots happening here - let’s catch up with our weekly update email! 

UPDATES

  • We announced a new module in the New Student Orientation Canvas site. Make sure to check out the Introducing: Academic Departments and Programs section to explore more of the Dartmouth curriculum!
  • The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been updated. Check it out to learn more about how you will elect courses during New Student Orientation! 
    And keep sending us your questions! We will continue to update the FAQ based on what we hear from you.
     

REMINDERS

  • We still need your photos… from about 200 of you! Please make sure to Upload Photo for Your ID; the approved photo will be used on your student ID and in campus systems viewed by Faculty and Administrators. Please read the DartCard photo upload webpage for submission guidelines.
  • Make sure you complete the Achieving Community Together required modules in the New Student Orientation Canvas prior to arrival and/or participating in Dartmouth programs.
  • And speaking of Canvas, please accept the invite for our Canvas site as soon as you are able! We will continue to add more modules in the coming weeks.
  • Remember: you can authorize a parent or guardian to access D-Pay (billing and payment system) if you would like to do so. You can find information about this in DartHub.
  • And also in DartHub: check out the Student Technology Introduction. Once you have the computer you will be using at Dartmouth, you should access this to learn about the technology you’ll be using at Dartmouth and download applications in preparation for New Student Orientation and classes.
    • If you won’t have your computer until you arrive - no worries! There will be time during pre-orientation programs and New Student Orientation to make sure you are all set.
       

LOOKING FORWARD

We have a special request for you! 

When you arrive there will be a number of upper-level students ready to welcome you, including Orientation Leaders (OLs), Undergraduate Advisors (UGAs), and First-Year Trips volunteers – just to name a few. But they just can’t wait until September to start getting to know you! So we would LOVE it if you would send us a postcard to introduce yourself to us and your classmates and something you're excited to share with the community this year! You could pick a postcard from where you live, somewhere you went this summer, somewhere important to you, or just decorate a card yourself. Then write us a short message and send it in.

If you aren't able to put one in the mail, feel free to use the linked form to send us a picture (not your headshot, just of some place or thing that is important to you). Add your message and submit the form, and we'll turn it into a postcard FOR you!

Postcards from new students will be displayed in the Collis Center during New Student Orientation.

Please address your cards to:

New Student Orientation

6181 Collis Center Suite 303

Hanover, NH 03755

We’ll share more next week … take care!

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August 7, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (August 7)

Hello incoming students!

Another weekly update from New Student Orientation. Let’s get right to it!

UPDATES

  • There are new, required modules on the New Student Orientation Canvas site. Please make sure to visit the Achieving Community Together: The Principles that Define us page and complete the modules before your arrival on campus.
    • You were invited to the Canvas site on Saturday, July 31. Please make sure you accept the invitation in order to access this vital resource!
    • If you won’t have access to the modules until you arrive on campus - due to technology access or anything else - that is fine! Complete the modules as soon as possible after your arrival.
  • Speaking of arrival: we have updated the New Student Orientation website with information about coming to campus! Generally speaking, if you are not a part of a Pre-Orientation program (FYSEP Summer Session, Native and Indigenous Student, or International Student) or a pre-season athlete, you will:
    • arrive on Friday, September 3 (if you are participating in a First-Year Trip) or;
    • arrive on Tuesday, September 7 (if you are not participating in a First-Year Trip).
  • Continue to visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the New Student Orientation website, as we will continue to update that as we get closer to the start of Orientation.

REMINDERS

  • We still need your photos! Make sure you have Uploaded a Photo for Your ID as soon as possible so that we can have your ID ready when you arrive.
  • If you have not yet completed the Culture, Behavior, and Experiences (CBE) survey, please do so by Monday, August 9 at 11:59PM ET. For those of you who have already completed the CBE survey, thank you!
  • Don’t forget to authorize a parent or guardian to access D-Pay (billing and payment system) if you haven’t already. Make sure to check out the tile in DartHub.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We will continue to add new modules to Canvas, including introductions to the Academic Departments and Programs at Dartmouth. We will notify you via Canvas announcement whenever new modules are available.

As always, be in touch with any questions. We will talk to you soon!

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August 3, 2021: Snapshot #4 - Meet the Social Sciences Division!

Hello and hope you are well! 

We write today with our final (academic) Snapshot – this time, a quick introduction to the departments in the Social Sciences division. As always, please utilize this Snapshot (see email) to further your process of reflection and investigation. Click on the links provided, and learn about departments, course offerings, and faculty.

We hope these summer Snapshots have provided an easy entry into exploring departments and programs … and maybe allowed for some discoveries! Your exploration and investigation will continue over the next few weeks with deeper introductions to academic departments and programs ahead of the in-person Open Houses that will happen during New Student Orientation.

We hope you enjoy reading (and rereading) these Snapshots, and digging into Explore, Engage, Excel.

We will be in touch again soon! Take good care –

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July 31, 2021: Online Placement Exams through Canvas

Hello and hope you are very well!

You will receive an invitation today (Saturday, July 31) to the New Student Orientation (NSO) Canvas site. Watch for it and “accept.” The first “On Your Own” module contains Information about Dartmouth generated placement exams, most of which begin soon.

Some quick thoughts from your Undergraduate Deans re: Placement Exams … before we discuss next steps in accessing online exams:

  • We will talk more about this over the next few weeks but it is important to know that the primary purpose of Dartmouth Generated Placement Exams is to ensure that you are taking courses appropriate for your level of preparation.
  • Should you take a Placement Exam? All students, and particularly international students whose academic credentials are not easily interpreted within the academic setting used in the United States, are urged to consider taking relevant exams, even if you do not plan to continue in that area of study. If there is a question of placement, it is recommended that you take an exam. However, please know that past experience tells us that not all students choose to take Placement Exams; for those who do, some take only one, while others take several.
  • Disability-related adjustments to the administration of Placement Exams: Requests for disability-related adjustments to the administration of Placement Exams, such as extended time, should be coordinated through Student Accessibility Services. Contact them at student.accessibility.services@dartmouth.edu
     

Online Placement Exams on Canvas:

  • Canvas is Dartmouth’s Learning Management System. Much of your regular coursework will be managed through Canvas beginning with your Online Placement Exams.
  • You will receive invitations to some of the individual Canvas sites containing the Placement Exams. All members of the Class of 2025 and transfer students  are automatically enrolled into certain exams, while other exams are by request.
  • The emails will come from “Dartmouth Canvas.”
  • When you receive the email from Canvas, follow the instructions below.
  • Once you get into Canvas, other available Placement Exams will appear on your “Dashboard.”
     

To Access Canvas:

  • Using either Chrome or Firefox, go to https://canvas.dartmouth.edu.
  • Log in with your Dartmouth Student ID (also called your Net ID or DartID) and Password (the same ID and password you’ve been using for DartHub Pre-Arrival and Dartmouth email).
  • When you log into Canvas you will see a “Dashboard” of the available exams.
  • Click on the tile containing the name of the exam that you wish to take and follow the exam instructions included in that site.
     

Need Help?

  • For specific Placement Exam questions, email the department contact directly. Contacts for each exam are listed on the Placement Exam section of the NSO Canvas site.
  • For more information regarding Canvas, you can browse this Canvas Student Guide; click on the help link within Canvas to access 24/7 phone, chat, and email support.
     

We wish you well, and if you choose to take any Dartmouth Generated Placement Exams – good luck!

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July 30, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (July 30)

Hello - 

It’s almost August! How are you doing? Welcome to this week’s update email.

UPDATES

  • Tomorrow (Saturday, July 31), you will receive an invitation to the New Student Orientation Canvas site. Please watch for an email inviting you to the course. You will need to accept that invitation in order to access Canvas.
  • We hope you are enjoying Snapshot #3, exploring the Sciences Division! The final academic Snapshot, featuring Social Sciences, will be sent early next week.
  • You should have received an invitation this week to Dartwrite, which gives you access to a digital portfolio through Wordpress. Enjoy!
  • Check out the recently updated Frequently Asked Questions on the New Student Orientation website. We will always let you know when we add “answers.”
     

REMINDERS

  • Should you choose to purchase your computer through Dartmouth, the deadline is Tuesday, August 3 in order to make sure you have your computer in time for New Student Orientation.
  • If you would not like your Admissions Essay to be considered for Your Class, Your Words, please remember to opt out by Friday, August 6 using this form.
  • Approximately 380 of you have not yet Uploaded a Photo for Your ID. Yikes - that’s a lot! Please do so as soon as possible in order to have your ID ready when you arrive.
  • To authorize parent or guardian access to D-Pay so that you receive notice of the first statement in a timely manner, please make sure to do so by Wednesday, August 4. See DartHub.
     

LOOKING FORWARD

  • Information about Dartmouth Generated Placement Exams will be available this weekend! You may have begun to receive invitations to some of the individual Canvas sites containing the Placement Exams. Please review the New Student Orientation Canvas site for the complete list of Dartmouth generated placement exams.
  • And next week we will share more introductions to the Academic Departments and Programs at Dartmouth, also through Canvas. 
     

August will be a very exciting month; we can’t wait to share more with you!

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July 26, 2021: DEADLINE TODAY! Register for First-Year Trips

Hello again!

Just sharing a quick reminder that the deadline to register for First-Year Trips is today (Monday, July 26) at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please register using the form sent to your Dartmouth email, and if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to First-Year.Trips@dartmouth.edu or call 603-464-3996.

For more information, visit the First-Year Trips website or see this message from July 13 (also sent to your Dartmouth email).

We hope you have a great week! Take care!

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July 24, 2021: Snapshot #3: Meet the Sciences Division!

Hello once again!

We hope you’ve taken a long look at the departments in both the Arts and Humanities and International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs divisions, via the Snapshots we recently sent. We also hope they help you feel better prepared as you continue your exploration of the Dartmouth curriculum. 

Here is your next stop on the “whirlwind tour” – please utilize Sciences Snapshot (see your Dartmouth email) to further your process of reflection and investigation. Click on the links provided, and learn about departments, programs, course offerings, and faculty.

Watch for much more from us, very soon! Take care!

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July 23, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (July 23)

Hello there!

July is zooming by! How are you doing? Mostly reminders and “looking forward” today.

UPDATES

REMINDERS

LOOKING FORWARD

  • Information about Dartmouth-Generated Placement Exams will be available soon. We’ll alert you via email and Canvas announcement.

Can’t wait to talk to you next week … take good care!

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July 21, 2021: Reminder: Register for First-Year Trips

Hello everyone - we hope you are having a great week so far.

The deadline to register for First-Year Trips is approaching. If you haven’t done so yet, please fill out your registration (see email for link to form) by Monday, July 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

You can read more about First-Year Trips in this July 13 email

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please email First-Year.Trips@dartmouth.edu, call 603-646-3996, or check out the First-Year Trips website

Talk to you again soon!

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July 20, 2021: Your Class, Your Words Opt Out (using your Admission Essay)

Greetings from New Student Orientation!

We would like to consider using a short excerpt from your Admission Essay for Your Class, Your Words: Class of 2025.

Your Class, Your Words is a program composed entirely of quotations taken from the admission essays of your incoming class, traditionally performed for you by upper-level students. This program, held during New Student Orientation, is designed to celebrate the individual experiences and identities you all bring to Dartmouth.

If you do not want your essay to be considered for inclusion in this project please see your email to opt out.

Before you do this, please know that all excerpts and quotations will be used anonymously, all personal identifiers will be removed, and your name will not be mentioned. Only *you* will know that the words spoken are yours! If you agree that a quotation from your essay could be used, you do not have to respond to this request.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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July 20, 2021: Snapshot #2: Meet International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs!

Hello there and happy Tuesday!

We hope the Arts and Humanities Snapshot we sent last week provided a useful introduction to those departments and programs. 

As you continue the process of reflection and investigation, please make sure to explore the International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs Snapshot (see email!) for your next “whirlwind tour!” Click on the links provided, and learn about departments, programs, course offerings, and faculty.

Next up, we will share the programs and departments that make up the Sciences division; keep an eye on your Dartmouth email for more later on this week!

We will talk again soon!

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July 16, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (July 16)

Hello again! How are you doing? Lots happening here – let’s catch up with our weekly update email! 

UPDATES

  • If you did not receive the email from us with First-Year Trips registration materials, please let us know.
  • Please make sure to check out the Student Technology Introduction through DartHub. Once you have the computer you will be using at Dartmouth, you should access this to learn about the technology you’ll be using at Dartmouth and download applications in preparation for New Student Orientation and classes. If you won’t have your computer until you arrive – no worries! There will be time during pre-orientation programs and New Student Orientation to make sure you are all set.
  • We hope you are enjoying Snapshot #1 (Arts and Humanities)! Make sure to explore department websites as well.
  • We’ve posted a few new “answers” on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page so do take a look. We’ll always let you know when we add things.

REMINDERS

 LOOKING FORWARD

  • Snapshot #2 (International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs) will be headed your way next week. And … exciting … Snapshot #3 (Sciences) as well!
  • Your undergraduate deans will have information soon about online advising chats so watch for their email.
     

Can’t wait to talk to you next week … take care!

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July 14, 2021: Snapshot #1: Meet the Arts and Humanities Departments and Programs

Hello!

It’s been such a busy few weeks with lots happening, so we wanted to turn our attention (and yours!) to exploring the incredible academic opportunities within Dartmouth’s liberal arts curriculum. 

We asked our close partners in the Undergraduate Deans Office to provide an introduction for this first Snapshot (see your Dartmoouth email for Snapshot):

“We hope that you are already enjoying Explore, Engage, Excel, and that you have eagerly begun the process of reflection and investigation that will lead you to course election for your first term at Dartmouth – and beyond! This email presents an additional resource: a ‘whirlwind tour’ of the departments and programs in the Arts and Humanities division. Check it out and keep it handy (you might even consider printing it for notetaking!).

Over the next few weeks, New Student Orientation will send additional Snapshots highlighting the International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs; Sciences; and Social Sciences departments. We encourage you to make time to explore these emails as you begin your Dartmouth journey: click on the links provided, and learn about departments, programs, course offerings, and faculty. These Snapshots will support your understanding of the curriculum, and prepare you for upcoming online advising chats with the Undergraduate Deans and for your involvement in New Student Orientation.”

You will also find each Snapshot on the New Student Orientation Canvas page, to which you will gain access in the coming weeks! 

Until next time – have fun exploring, and we will talk again soon!

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July 13, 2021: First-Year Trips Registration materials for incoming students

We are sending this message on behalf of the First-Year Trips Program.

Greetings from First-Year Trips – we just can’t wait to meet you this upcoming fall!

We are excited to invite you to register for First-Year Trips, an Orientation experience that welcomes incoming students through small, peer-led groups, exploring the spaces and places surrounding Dartmouth. Over four days on First-Year Trips (or just “Trips,” as we like to call it), you will have the opportunity to spend time with peers and student leaders, developing a support system and sense of community through meaningful programming, student mentorship, and exposure to new people and experiences.

First-Year Trips is a program designed for anyone and everyone. This is not an application – any incoming student who registers by the deadline will be able to go on Trips. Each individual Trip is centered around a themed activity (or “type”), and there are over 30 different Trip types focusing on all sorts of things – from farming, to hiking, to exploring museums, to just hanging out. No experience in any sort of activity is required to go on a Trip, and Trips is committed to meeting any needs or accommodations that you may have to ensure you are able to find a space that is right for you. No matter what you’re interested in, there is a space where you can comfortably form meaningful connections and spend quality time with other students as you begin your journey at Dartmouth. 

Before you jump into the registration materials, some details:

  • All students participating in Trips must arrive on September 3 (unless participating in a pre-orientation program) and will be assigned to one of two sections of Trips that will take place during the days that follow.
  • Each Trip (of roughly eight incoming students and two student leaders) will spend two nights together, hiking, farming, canoeing, photographing, or just hanging out, depending on what Trip type you’re assigned to!
  • On your third day of Trips, you’ll come together with several other Trips for a night of programming and a home-cooked meal facilitated by a student support crew to close your Trips experience before heading back to campus the next morning. 

Excited? Want to start choosing what type of Trip you want to go on? Here’s how you register:

  • See your Dartmouth email for registration form.
  • Please complete by July 26 at 11:59 pm EDT. If you have concerns about meeting the deadline, please be in touch.
  • This registration is not first-come, first-served; We encourage you to read through the form, ponder, and work with us to figure out how to best meet your needs and preferences! 

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please reach out to us at First-Year.Trips@dartmouth.edu, 603-646-3996, or check our website. We are so excited to hear from you!

Over 400 current Dartmouth students and dozens of staff members are busy preparing your welcome to Dartmouth, getting ready to meet you, talk to you, and support your transition into your new community. 

We already know that you will make Dartmouth a better, more caring, more understanding, more passionate, and kinder place. The spaces and communities at Dartmouth are already yours, and we can’t wait to see what you do with them. 

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July 9, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation (July 9)

Hello again and happy July! We hope you are well. 

It’s time once again for our weekly update email! Lots to cover today – please read carefully.

UPDATE

  • We have added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to the New Student Orientation website. Please check it out and share with your family and supporters. We will update it as we move through the summer. The FAQ contains further information about:
    • Arrival and residence hall move-in on Friday, September 3;
    • First-Year Trips registration materials;
    • Rosh Hashanah;
    • and other helpful answers!
  • We hope this provides some of the details requested in emails. Please be in touch with other questions, and we will keep working to provide the information you need. 
  • Tell your families and supporters to save the date: Family Weekend for the Class of 2025 will be held April 29 through May 1, 2022! 
     

REMINDERS

  • Today (Friday, July 9) is the deadline to indicate your Religious Preference or Heritage through DartHub. Please feel free to  indicate your religious affiliation using this task. See the Tucker Center website for more information about student religious organizations.
  • Should you choose to purchase your computer through Dartmouth, the deadline is Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in order to make sure you have your computer in time for New Student Orientation. Information about the computer requirement and optional computer ordering can be found in DartHub or at this link: https://services.dartmouth.edu/TDClient/2415/Student/Home/.
  • Keep working through the items in DartHub, staying mindful of deadlines!
     

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We will send First-Year Trip program registration materials via email within the next few days!
  • And watch for our first Snapshot, introducing academic departments and programs to support your continued exploration of course offerings. 

In the meantime – take good care and talk soon!

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June 28, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation

Hello again - hope you are well and taking the time you need to recharge this summer after a busy year. Wishing you some peaceful days!

We write today with a few reminders, an update, and news of what’s ahead.

REMINDERS

  • Humanities 1 and 2 deadline = 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 29.
    • Humanities 1 and 2 is a selective, interdisciplinary, two-term sequence for up to 100 first-year students.
    • All students are invited to apply but are not required.
  • Health Service Requirements deadline = Wednesday, June 30.
    • Health and Immunizations
      • Athletic Clearance (if applicable)
      • Insurance Waiver
  • You can access all these processes through DartHub.

UPDATE

LOOKING FORWARD

  • You will receive First-Year Trip program registration materials via email very soon! 
  • And watch for an awesome publication from the Undergraduate Deans Office in support of your exploration of the curriculum! 

We’ll be back in touch – take good care.

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June 24, 2021: ARRIVAL: NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS

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!

As we wrote last week, we have been working with many campus colleagues to finalize our New Student Programs schedule.

Although the details below are subject to change based on the progression of the pandemic, we are excited to share the following arrival information.

Arrival Details:

  • Students participating in FYSEP’s Summer Session, International Student Pre-Orientation, and Native and Indigenous Student Pre-Orientation will receive information regarding their arrival date directly from their program.  Please do not make travel arrangements until receiving confirmation and instructions from your Pre-Orientation program.
  • Pre-season athletes will also receive arrival date(s) directly from their coaches.
  • All other incoming students should plan to arrive on Friday, September 3. You will receive more details later, but you should be settled and ready to begin New Student Orientation by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 3.
  • You will then participate in a small group, peer-led experience with First-Year Trips and engage in New Student Orientation programming before classes begin on Monday, September 13.

Next Steps:

  • You will receive instructions about COVID testing, vaccination, and other requirements separately.
  • We will share the New Student Orientation schedule closer to your arrival.
  • Detailed First-Year Trip information and registration is forthcoming. The First-Year Trip program offers many different types of experiences for students of all interests and comfort levels. This Dartmouth program has a long history of making space for incoming students to get to know each other and the area around Hanover in small groups. Please reach out to First-Year Trips with any questions or concerns you might have about the program.
  • We are excited to work with all students to accommodate their needs and find a space in which they feel confident and comfortable participating in First-Year Trips. We encourage all students to take part but know that ultimately some students may choose not to participate or be unable to participate in First-Year Trips. Those students should plan to arrive by 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 7.

Keep watching your email and the New Student Orientation webpage for updates.

We look forward to meeting you.  Until then, we are standing by to guide you through next steps.

Take good care.

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June 21, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation - DEADLINE REMINDERS!

Hello great Class of 2025! 

Hope you are doing well and enjoying these first "official" days of summer. We write today with a few reminders, as deadlines approach:

REMINDERS

  • You can access all these processes through DartHub.
  • Directed Self-Placement for Writing deadline = 11:59pm ET today (Tuesday, June 22).
    • If you have not yet done this, please complete the process to ensure that you have the best chance to enroll in the writing course that you most want and that you most need.
  • Humanities 1 and 2 deadline = 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, June 29.
    • Humanities 1 and 2 is a selective, interdisciplinary, two-term sequence for up to 100 first-year students.
    • All students are invited to apply but are not required.
  • Health Service Requirements deadline = Wednesday, June 30.
    • Health and Immunizations
    • Athletic Clearance (if applicable)
    • Insurance Waiver

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We'll be in touch at the end of next week with news of communication that will support your exploration of the curriculum in preparation for course election during New Student Orientation.

We look forward to talking with you again, soon. Take good care.

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June 17, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation

Hello Class of 2025! 

We are excited to share some of the New Student Programs designed to support your transition to Dartmouth. You will hear more about them throughout the summer; remember to keep monitoring your Dartmouth email for information!

As soon as we have confirmation, we will share arrival dates and instructions with all of you, so that you can begin your preparations to come to campus. Everyone will receive this information from us at the same time and we will make sure you do not miss anything important! We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.

In the meantime, please know that there are all sorts of people preparing to welcome you to campus for the in-person programs below. Here is what you can expect at the end of summer, before classes begin on September 13:

Pre-Orientation Programs 

 First-Year Trips

  • These small-group, peer-led experiences provide opportunities to get to know your classmates in the beautiful area surrounding Dartmouth.
  • Upper-level leaders will welcome and connect you with peers as you begin to find your own sense of place here.
  • Each group will spend a few days on a specific activity, such as canoeing, performing arts, cooking, backpacking, rock climbing, organic farming, and everything in between.
  • Registration details to come soon.
     

 New Student Orientation

  • This robust, in-person program will help you prepare for your transition to the curricular and co-curricular Dartmouth experience. Before electing fall term courses, you will meet with faculty, undergraduate deans, and other advisors and attend academic open houses. During New Student Orientation, you will be introduced to the many resources available to you; connect with faculty, students, and staff; and explore the variety of ways you can become involved on campus. Additionally, you will learn about your rights and responsibilities as a member of the Dartmouth community.
  • Dates will be shared soon.
     

We look forward to talking again – take care!

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June 4, 2021: Weekly Update from New Student Orientation

Hello great Class of 2025! 

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 2021, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns; we are always here for you!

We know you are wondering about arrival dates and what New Student Orientation (NSO) and your transition to Dartmouth will look like. Please know that we will 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!

While we don’t have dates to share just yet, we do want to offer a few reminders and things to do.

REMINDERS

  • Please complete your Residential Life Profile (which can be accessed through DartHub) by Wednesday, June 9 at 9:00 am ET.
  • Also, we will post 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

  • You all should have received an invitation to the Writing Directed Self-Placement 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 NSO 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

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 26, 2021: Dartmouth: Let's Get Started!

Hello again, Class of 2025!

You can begin to use DartHub Pre-Arrival today (right now!) 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 your web browser to go to the webpage http://PreArrival.dartmouth.edu.
  • Provide the NetID and password – and Duo two-factor authentication if prompted – created in the “set up your account” process. You should have already received an email from Dartmouth ITC with your 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 the 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 “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 call the office noted on the Instructions and Checklist document or contact the Undergraduate Deans Office (603-646-2243; undergraduate.deans.office@dartmouth.edu).

You’ll receive more information in the coming weeks. You can always find updates on the New Student Orientation page at http://www.dartmouth.edu/orientation/.

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

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May 26, 2021: Dartmouth: Let's Get Started!

Welcome, Class of 2025!

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.

By now, you should have received an email from Dartmouth ITC (our Information, Technology and Consulting team) 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.

If you receive email on your phone, you can configure it to receive your Dartmouth “blitz” (email) by following the instructions at the links below. 

iOS = https://services.dartmouth.edu/TDClient/1806/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=64521
Android = https://services.dartmouth.edu/TDClient/1806/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=64532

Housing information will be sent to your Dartmouth email account today (Wednesday). Since much of our communication will be sent by email, we want to be sure you’re connected. Please do be in touch with any concerns.

And continue to monitor the New Student Orientation page regularly for updates at http://dartmouth.edu/orientation.

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

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