The First-Year Summer Enrichment Program (FYSEP) empowers first-generation/low-income students to thrive academically and in the greater college community, with a program during the summer before their first year.
FYSEP provides a rigorous, dynamic, and transformative experience that puts participants in a position to thrive at Dartmouth academically and socially.
The program offers:
all designed to simulate life at Dartmouth and to prepare participants to handle some of the challenges they may face during the course of their first year. Through a four-week pre-orientation program and ongoing support, FYSEP students gain a broad array of understandings and skills designed to help them make the most of their experiences inside and outside of the classroom.
FG/LI students receive invitations in the spring to participate at the end of the summer. We encourage students who are not invited to the program to utilize the Undergraduate Deans' Office, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the Academic Skills Center, and Dartmouth's many peer-mentoring programs.
In 2020, we announced a dramatically expanded program supported by a $13 million gift in alumni donations. Historically, FYSEP was a five-day pre-orientation session; now it is a four-week long program. Students have valued the strong connection to the community, establishment of healthy habits, and valuable exposure to a range of campus resources designed to help them thrive.
FYSEP students transition into their undergraduate careers better prepared for Dartmouth's academics and more solidly grounded in a nurturing and supportive community.