R = In Residence
During "R" terms, you are in residence in Hanover and taking courses, or studying for Dartmouth credit on an Off-Campus or Exchange Program.
You are required to be "in residence" summer term following sophomore year* and all three terms of both your first year and senior year (fall, winter, spring).
- As you think about which other Residence terms to select, you will want to consider both academic and non-academic factors.
- Students undecided on a major may wish to be in Residence throughout the sophomore year in order to explore the curriculum broadly and consult with faculty.
- Students who have decided on a major may need to examine major requirements with a department or program advisor and design a Residence pattern ("R" terms) built around specific courses.
- Some decisions may be driven by extra-curricular commitments or one’s taste in climate. For example, Dartmouth’s seasons (as you are learning) are highly variable and your fondness for winter sports or summer leisure may be of some importance!
When you submit your D-Plan choices in April, if you plan to take an “O” (Off-Campus Program) term and/or an “X” (Dartmouth Exchange Program) term, enter them as “R” terms. Once your “O” and “X” programs have been approved, the Registrar will update your D-Plan with those designations.