About Advising

OPAL Deans provide counsel, support, and referrals to undergraduate students on a wide variety of academic, personal, social, cultural, and community-related concerns.

Advising

Through 1-1 conversations, we mentor and guide students through experiences such as:

  • transitioning to a new environment and culture
  • finding one's place or community at Dartmouth
  • navigating intra-community identity politics
  • coming out
  • manifesting self-care or squad-care
  • developing strategies for self-advocacy
  • managing institutional and interpersonal power dynamics
  • connecting with support services and resources across campus
  • leveraging personal- and community-based strengths to thrive at and beyond Dartmouth

OPAL Deans also serve in rotation on the "Dean-on-Call" system, a 24-hr emergency student support service.

Office Hours

OPAL Deans host drop-in hours as follows:

Pan Asian Student Advising

  • Dean Shiella Cervantes
  • Mondays 2.00pm - 4.00pm in Collis 214
  • Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.00pm in Collis 214
  • Thursdays 3.00pm - 4.30pm in Collis 214

Latinx Student Advising

  • Dean Sebastián X. Muñoz-Medina
  • Mondays 3.30pm - 5.00pm at Triangle House
  • Wednesdays 10.00am - 11:30am at LALAC House
  • Fridays 2.00pm - 3.30pm in Collis 211D

International Student Advising

  • Dean Danielle Hussey
  • Mondays 3.30pm - 5.0pm in the OPAL Student Resource Center (6 Choate Rd.)
  • Wednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm in Global Village (Goldstein Hall)
  • Fridays 10.00am - 11.30am in Collis 215

LGBTQIA+ Student Advising

  • Dean Sebastián X. Muñoz-Medina
  • Mondays 3.30pm - 5.00pm at Triangle House
  • Wednesdays 10.00am - 11:30am at LALAC House
  • Fridays 2.00pm - 3.30pm in Collis 211D

First Generation and Low Income Student Advising

  • Dean Rachel Edens
  • Mondays 1.00pm - 3.00pm in Collis 211F
  • Wednesdays 2.00pm - 5.00pm in Collis 211F
  • Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm in 4th floor lounge of Bildner (T3 LLC)
  • Fridays 2.00pm -  4.00pm in Shabazz library

Women and Gender Student Advising

  • Dean Danielle Hussey
  • Mondays 3.30pm - 5.0pm in the OPAL Student Resource Center (6 Choate Rd.)
  • Wednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm in Global Village (Goldstein Hall)
  • Fridays 10.00am - 11.30am in Collis 215

Black Student Advising

  • Dean Rachel Edens
  • Mondays 1.00pm - 3.00pm in Collis 211F
  • Wednesdays 2.00pm - 5.00pm in Collis 211F
  • Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm in 4th floor lounge of Bildner (T3 LLC)
  • Fridays 2.00pm -  4.00pm in Shabazz library