Exchange Students

Congratulations! You have officially arrived at Dartmouth and we're happy to have you here. Before you jump into life at Dartmouth, there's some information you'll need. We look forward to meeting you soon, and hope you will be in touch via phone, email or in person.


Please plan to attend the Orientation Meeting for all new exchange students. The meeting will provide information essential for having a successful academic and social life at Dartmouth. You will receive information about registration, course selection and advising at Dartmouth. Several students will also be present to answer questions and give insight about life at Dartmouth. Please plan to attend!

Check in with The Guarini Institute, 44 North College Street, or call 603-646-3105.

ID and Meal Cards

The Dartmouth Card Office and Student Financial Services recently combined under the new name "Campus Billing and DartCard Services"; they are located in McNutt 301.

You must present a valid form of photo ID such as a passport or state-issued I.D. or Driver's License. They will provide you with an ID card that also acts as your meal and residence hall (dorm) access card.

They are open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.)

Mail Services

Every student (and office) at Dartmouth has a mailbox assignment. Mailboxes are referred to as Hinman Boxes or simply HBs. The student mailroom is located in the Hopkins (HOP) Center. To get there, locate the Hopkins Center on the campus map. Enter through the front doors and head towards your right (down a small flight of stairs). The corridor will eventually turn towards the left through a double door. Through those doors and on the right is the mailroom.

Your Mailing Address

Your Name
xxxx Hinman
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

(xxxx = your Hinman Box number)

You can also use this address if you wish to send belongings in advance of your arrival; “xxxx Hinman” serves as a street address, so will suffice if a shipping company requires a street address.

Residential Life

During your time at Dartmouth, you may have questions about the school, the community, or other aspects of college life here. Residential Life staff is here to help with these questions. In your residence hall, there are undergraduate peer advisors, house professors, and professional staff to serve as resources for you.

Check your residence hall's email bulletin to find out who are your staff members, both student and professional. They're here to help you, and they are looking forward to chatting with you.


If you brought your own computer you should be able to connect to the Dartmouth network with an Ethernet cable. Your residence hall room is networked, as are most outlets in public areas such as lounges and library study areas. For assistance when connecting to the network or other computing questions, please contact the Help Desk at 646-2999.

If you did not bring a computer to campus we recommend that you find the areas with public terminals as soon as possible. You'll soon find that a substantial amount of academic work and connections to others on campus are made through computing applications. Most buildings have several public terminals available for quick email checks.

For more extended research or writing you should seek a computing cluster in a library. Many students choose to have their work printed from their home computers to printing stations around campus.