First-Year Students

We look forward to getting to know you during your time at Dartmouth. The Undergraduate Deans Office provides support (academic, personal, career and major advising) for all undergraduate students during their entire career at Dartmouth, from matriculation through graduation. Please watch for important ongoing communication from your Undergraduate Dean or from the Undergraduate Deans Office.

Stay Informed: Important Communication from the Undergraduate Deans Office

As you begin your academic journey, we encourage you to utilize our advising guide, "Explore, Engage, Excel: An Introduction to Academics at Dartmouth College.

Keep reviewing this guide throughout the rest of this summer and use the prompts we've provided at the top of many of the pages to guide your engagement with the course descriptions and curriculum. Feel free to email the Undergraduate Deans Office when you have questions.

In case you want to print all or some of the guide, we have divided it into three distinct sections (separate PDF documents):

Part 1: Introduction to the Curriculum and Academic Opportunities

Part 2: Recommended Courses for First Year Students

Part 3: Academic Planning Worksheets

This guide may require adjustments as circumstances surrounding Covid-19 evolve and College policy and timelines change. We encourage you to visit department websites for course information and the Registrar's course timetable to learn when courses will be offered each term.

 

Communication from our office

Please make sure to read the emails and attachments sent by your Undergraduate Dean and make sure to check this page often for updates.

We can't wait to work with you one-on-one during your time here!

New Student Orientation Materials

If you have misplaced any of the materials from your Welcome Packet that you received when checking in, you can find them here:

Please use the following planning guide as you consider fall term courses: