Orientation 2021

ESL Orientation dates will be August 25-29.

Orientation 2021: September 8,9,10.

A virtual program is being developed in light of in-person restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Incoming students will receive a link via their Dartmouth email account inviting them to access the materials in Canvas from August 24.

 

Ethics Training

Panel Discussion:

On Friday, September 3rd at 9:00 am, we will present an interactive online panel via Zoom on professional ethics. Our purpose is to engage you in a discussion about some of the complex ethical issues that face professionals conducting research today, whether your area of study is in the sciences, the social sciences, or the humanities.

Prior to that date, we are asking you to spend 55 minutes watching a NOVA special, the "Secret of Photo 51," that touches on these issues. 
You can access this video via the Guarini Orientation course on Canvas, which will go live Monday, August 24th, by accessing Module 3, "Building a Respectful Community" --> Professional Ethics. 

Ethics Survey

To complete the Graduate Ethics Survey:

o    Canvas will send a message to your Dartmouth email account, inviting you to join the Online Guarini Orientation course.

o    Accept the invitation by clicking on the link in the email.

o    Go to Module 3, "Building a Respectful Community" -> Academic Honesty. After having read and viewed all content, click on Take the Grad Ethics Survey. You must answer "yes" to all four questions.

 

 

Vaccinations and Coming to Campus

As we begin the phased re-opening of the Dartmouth campus, one of the steps that will allow us to do so safely is adding the requirement of a COVID-19 vaccine. For all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students planning to enroll for the 2021-2022 academic year, the deadline to submit evidence of at least a first dose, or to complete a medical/religious waiver, will be June 30, 2021. Documentation showing that you are fully vaccinated (all doses plus 14 days) will be required  two weeks before you arrive on campus ​in July, August, or September for the fall term. 

If you have already submitted documentation to the Dartmouth College Health Service, there is no need to resubmit your documents. 

For information on the types of vaccines Dartmouth will accept as well as the process for submitting a waiver, please visit, https://students.dartmouth.edu/health-service/about/covid-19-campus-information/covid-details-vaccination-and-quarantine-updates/vax-faqs .  We will accept COVID vaccines that have received emergency use authorization by either the CDC or the WHO.  There is a list of WHO authorized vaccines in the link above. 

If you do not have access to an authorized COVID vaccine where you are living please let our medical records office know at: Medical.Records@Dartmouth.edu.  The Health Service will help you get access to the vaccine when you arrive to campus if you haven't been able to be fully vaccinated before arrival.   

Please note it will take one to two weeks to process your COVID-19 vaccine documentation. If you would like to confirm that your immunization record has been updated, please visit https://healthservices.dartmouth.edu and go to the immunizations tab, where all of your vaccines will be reflected. We are unable to respond to emails regarding your COVID-19 record unless  a correction or more information is needed.  

Coming to Campus

We are looking forward to meeting you all this fall – Here is some helpful information ahead of time.

Vaccination Information https://students.dartmouth.edu/health-service/about/covid-19-campus-information/covid-details-vaccination-and-quarantine-updates/vax-faqs

·  If you have not been vaccinated - Will we offer COVID-19 vaccine at Dartmouth?

  • Dartmouth has previously partnered with DHMC and the State of NH to vaccinate Dartmouth community members. 
  • We plan to offer more vaccination opportunities on campus in the future and can support students who need to be vaccinated due to lack of access to vaccine.
  • We encourage all students to get vaccinated as soon as they can, whether they live internationally or in the US.
  • You can register for vaccine through the State of NH at https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/

International StudentsTravel Guidance https://ovis-intl.dartmouth.edu/visas-travel/travel/travel-guidance

Guarini School Orientation information will be sent and posted in mid-August.  In the meantime, below is some helpful information for your arrival:

Self-Quarantine Guidelines - 

Please read the Dartmouth guidelines for self-quarantine for when you arrive on campus. The guidelines are changing, so please check before you leave for Dartmouth. 

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Guarini graduate students living in on-campus housing will be able to get their keys at Safety and Security at 5 Rope Ferry Road or for Sachem Housing, Melissa R. Jewell will be available to provide your keys. 

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

Dartmouth ID Cards – Please make sure to upload a photo. We would like to process your id card as soon as possible so it will be ready when you arrive. Your department will give you your Dartmouth ID card.

Slack Workspace – Guarini Fellow, Sidhartha Jandhyala, is creating a Slack Workspace (Dartmouth Guarini School for Advanced Studies) for incoming students to chat with each other and the Guarini Fellows and Ambassadors. You will receive an invite to join in the summer. Click here for more information on how to access Slack.

Helpful Links:

Guarini School/Dartmouth Covid 19 Information – here.

Dartmouth Office of Visa & Immigration Services – click here.

Dartmouth Rental Housing List – click here.

Dartmouth Campus Maps – click here  

 

COVID-19 Testing

COVID Testing Guidelines for Guarini Grad Students

1. All incoming and returning graduate students will need to be tested as soon as possible following their arrival in the area (ideally days 0 and 7). This must happen during the required 14-day quarantine period and before accessing Dartmouth buildings or congested outside areas on campus. Sachem Village, South Street, and North Park apartments are treated considered to be off-campus. 

2. Graduate students who never left the area, or who have returned and been on campus for more than 14-days will need to undergo one-time testing.

3. Walk-in testing is no longer available and has switched to weekly surveillance testing. Please schedule a time for your test here:  https://health-clinics.dartmouth.edu/

Testing costs are covered by Dartmouth regardless of whether students are on Dartmouth's health plan or a private plan. 

4. Following testing, students will be notified directly by email within 24-48 hours if the test results are negative. Students who test positive will be contacted by a medical provider and provided with medical recommendations and instructions on the next steps. 

5. Programs will establish and maintain a list of students who need to be tested under these guidelines and follow-up with students to ensure that they have been tested at the appropriate intervals, prior to allowing the students access to on-campus activities. Students can notify their departments of a negative result as a confirmation of being tested.

6. Once students are cleared to return to campus (after negative test results and the necessary quarantine period), they will need to complete the Dartgo.org/TSA screening application each day that they have on-campus activities at Dartmouth's Hanover or Lebanon (DHMC) campuses.

Dick's House Testing FAQ

Can students park in front of Dick's house for 15 minutes to test? (Maynard lot) yes, in the visitor/pharmacy spots

Can you share details of the COVID-19 testing procedure? It's a mid turbinate swab; a q-tip midway in the nose, swirl it around a couple of times then put it in the specimen tube for shipping.

Turnaround time for results? 24-48 hours 

How will the test results be communicated? Students with a negative test result are emailed directly

What happens if someone tests positive? Students who test positive will be contacted by a medical provider and provided with medical recommendations and provided with instructions on the next steps.

What happens if someone tests negative? They should continue to remain in self-quarantine for the full 14 days.

 

On-Campus Housing

Guarini graduate students living in on-campus housing will be able to get their keys at Safety and Security at 5 Rope Ferry Road or for Sachem Housing, Melissa R. Jewell will be available to provide your keys. 

Guidelines for roommate living:

--Maintain 6 feet of distance from roommates at all times
--Sleep in a single bedroom for the duration of the quarantine
--If possible, use your own bathroom. If not possible, the bathroom should be wiped down after each use with disinfectant.

 

Other Communications

Dartmouth ID Cards – Please make sure to upload a photo. We would like to process your id card as soon as possible so it will be ready when you arrive. Your department will give you your Dartmouth id card.

Slack Workspace – Guarini Fellow, Sidhartha Jandhyala, is creating a Slack Workspace (Dartmouth Guarini School for Advanced Studies) for incoming students to chat with each other and the Guarini Fellows and Ambassadors. You will receive an invite to join soon. Click here for more information on how to access Slack.

Helpful Links:

Guarini School/Dartmouth Covid 19 Information – here.

Dartmouth Office of Visa & Immigration Services – click here.

Dartmouth Rental Housing List – click here.

Dartmouth Campus Maps – click here