About Us

Each student has been assigned an undergraduate dean who will work with them from their arrival on campus until their graduation. 

Contact Your Dean

Students, please login to Banner to find out who you dean is.  Deans can be reached via email or by calling the Undergraduate Deans Office at 603-646-2243.

Working with Your Dean

Any student can make an appointment to see their dean, or any other dean, by calling our office at (603) 646-2243. Students can also ask for the first available appointment.

We enjoy meeting and getting to know students throughout the year. We meet with students to discuss academic advising, personal issues, and College policies. We can provide information about College resources and make referrals as needed. And if you are experiencing any academic difficulties, we encourage you to meet with a dean.

The Undergraduate Deans Office, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, provides support for undergraduate students as well as for other enrolled students. The office's main mission is to support students in their engagement with the curriculum and in their overall educational experience at Dartmouth.

A dean is assigned to each student and follows that students throughout their college years. Although each of the deans has specific areas of academic and counseling expertise, they are generalists in the sense that they support the mission of the office. Students can schedule appointments with any of the deans even if not assigned to them.

The Role of the Dean

The deans serve as:

  • resources for academic, personal, and social advising
  • resources for improving academic performance
  • conduits of information about the College and its procedures
  • sources of support for students who have various kinds of concerns
  • sources of encouragement and information for students pursuing various kinds of opportunities
  • referrals to other College offices
  • administrators of academic and conduct regulations

Many students schedule individual appointments with their deans to consult about various academic, personal, and social issues. These include:

  • selecting courses
  • identifying and structuring a major
  • planning for off-campus study
  • arranging for leave term opportunities
  • applying to graduate programs or for fellowships and grants
  • choosing a career
  • securing financial resources for off-campus opportunities
  • creating social/student organizations and programs
  • resolving personal and family encumbrances or hardships
  • maximizing the Dartmouth experience (academic and extracurricular)

Deans Office Student Consultants

Deans Office Student Consultants are trained by the Undergraduate Deans Office and are prepared to field questions relating (but not limited) to major courses and curriculum requirements, D-plan strategies, internship and research opportunities, off-campus programs, time management skills, reading comprehension and study strategies. The purpose of the DOSC program is to provide academic peer advising on an informative but informal level.