Whether you are arriving on campus early for athletics or returning from a First-Year Trip, there are a number of new students who arrive in Hanover before the official start of New Student Orientation.

During the period of Pre-Orientation, Collis and the Orientation Team support a variety of informal social and transition events for these early arrivals. Once New Student Orientation officially begins, Collis & the O-Team continue to provide programs to help new students meet each other, upperclass students and staff, and adjust to life at Dartmouth.

Our events include:

  • Collis Kick-Off – Come to the Collis Center for food, games, and activities to unwind after a busy few days.
  • A cappella and Student Dance Showcases – Watch performances by student groups. You may find a group you want to join!
  • Movie/Karaoke Nights
  • Hypnotist Show – Watch your classmates under the influence of our visiting hypnotist!
  • Student Involvement Fair – Representatives from student organizations across campus will be on the Green to help you learn more about how to get involved at Dartmouth!
  • Shopping Trips – Need to pick up some extra things for your dorm room or just want to get to know more about the Upper Valley? Hop on the shuttle to West Lebanon.
  • Capture the Melon – A Dartmouth tradition! Come out to play this fun game with the O-Team.

Learn more about the New Student Orientation program.