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.

 

Orientation Schedule

Orientation will be mostly virtual on CANVAS which will go live on August 23, 2021 (Students will receive an email with an invite to join the CANVAS site).  

Lab Safety -- Mandatory Sessions
Wednesday, September 8
Location TBD

North Park/First Year Mixer
Wednesday, September 8 from 6-8pm
Ramunto's Pizzeria, 9 South St, Hanover, NH 03755

Orientation BBQ
Thursday, September 9 @5pm
Life Sciences Center Lawn
Join the Guarini community for food and non-alcoholic beverages on the lawn.

GSC Activities Fair
Friday, September 10 @3pm
New Location: Anonymous Hall Lawn
Come along to learn about the many different activities and groups supported by the Graduate community!
 

Lab Safety will be mandatory for those on campus and will be held in person on Wednesday, 8th with times and location to be announced.

 

Ethics Training

Panel Discussion:

On Friday, September 10 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. 

Participating in the live session or watching the recorded session is Mandatory.

Zoom link: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/96789307358?pwd=MW94YmFMdkFIZC93ZkgrYnZtMzU2Zz09

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.  The link to the NOVA special can be found on your canvas site.

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

Please visit HERE

 

On-Campus Housing

Guarini graduate students living in on-campus housing will be able go to the Real-Estate Office at 4 Currier Place Suite 305 (8:30-3:30, Mon.-Fri.) for their apartment keys.
In addition, Guarini Students may request the Real-Estate Office leave their keys with Safety and Security (with 3 days in advance notice) at 5 Rope Ferry Road.
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 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