SWC Pre-Arrival Requirements

Pre-Arrival Requirements for the Class of 2024

At Dartmouth College, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members. As incoming members of this community, first-year students' (including transfer and exchange students') participation in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, sexual violence, and high-risk drinking is critically important. Dartmouth requires all incoming students to complete pre-matriculation surveys and online courses around these topics before New Student Orientation. Dartmouth has partnered with a leading education technology innovator, EVERFI, to provide the courses. 

Throughout August and early September, first-year, transfer, and exchange students will receive emails containing detailed instructions on how to complete these required surveys and courses.

  1. Dartmouth Short Survey (DSS)
    • A survey to better understand some health and wellness behaviors students have prior to entering Dartmouth. 
    • Complete by Monday, August 24 at 11:59 EDT
  2. AlcoholEdu®
    • AlcoholEdu® for College is a two-part, online course providing personalized feedback along with education around alcohol use. This highly effective evidence-based program has been shown to reduce high risk drinking among college students.
    • Complete by Monday, August 24 at 11:59 EDT
  3. Culture, Behavior & Experiences (CBE) survey
    • A survey to better understand students' behavior and experiences associated with sexual violence prevention including friendships, relationships, inclusivity, community responsibility, bystander intervention, and sexual violence prior to entering Dartmouth. 
    • Complete by Wednesday, September 9 at 11:59 EDT
  4. COVID-19 Prevention Course - Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment
    • This online course provides students with information to protect their physical health and maintain and maintain their mental well-being with practical guidance about COVID-19 and returning to campus.
    • Complete by Monday, September 21 at 11:59 EDT
  5. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU)
    • SAPU is an online course that provides foundational knowledge and skills for students to develop positive relationships and recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment. More information regarding sexual violence prevention requirements for first-year students can be found on the SVPP First-Year Experience page. 
    • Complete by Friday, September 25 at 11:59 EDT

For additional questions or information please contact the student.wellness.center@dartmouth.edu.

Parent Information

High-risk alcohol use and sexual violence are issues that face educational institutions and communities nationwide. Research indicates that parents can play an important role in prevention. For more information on how to engage with your student about these critical topics, please visit EVERFI's parent resource page.