Orientation 2023: September 6, 7 and 8

Orientation 2023 will be hybrid (in-person and virtual). The CANVAS site will be live in summer and in-coming graduate students and new postdocs will receive an email with an invite to join the CANVAS site.)

Time blocks and locations will be updated below for the in-person orientation for Guarini graduate students and postdocs. If you have any questions about orientation, please contact Jane Seibel.

Training for Speakers of English as a Second Language

ESL August 23-27

Participants will receive an email invite.


Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

  • Lab Safety from 9:00am-12:00pm EST in the Life Sciences Building, Room 100. Lunch will be provided.
  • Lab Safety is Mandatory for students in: MCB, Biology/Ecology, Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Brain Sciences, IND, and students in the QBS program. (Postdocs should check with their PIs about Lab Safety training.)

Thursday, September 7, 2023

  • International Scholar Session from 10:00-12:00pm in the Life Sciences Building, Room 100.  
  • Institutional Diversity Presentation and Welcome from Guarini Dean from 3:30-5:00pm in the Life Sciences Building, Room 100.  Mandatory meeting for graduate students, postdocs are welcome.
  • Community BBQ on the Life Sciences lawn from 5:00pm-6:00pm.  All  graduate students and postdocs welcome!

Friday, September 8, 2023

  • First Year Graduate Student Activities Fair from 12:30-2:30 in the Life Sciences Building, Room 100 or outside the Life Sciences Building (weather dependent.) Come and learn about all the great opportunities available to meet other students and participate in activities you are interested in.  
  • TA Panel from 2:30-4pm in DCAL, 102 Baker Library. Graduate students are invited to talk with a panel of experienced graduate TAs.  


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Coming to Campus

While we hope the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, we are still taking precautions on campus, and ask you to familiarize yourself with our Covid Guidelines.

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

The Guarini International Graduate Mentoring Fellow works to support international students, including matching those who wish to be connected with a current student, support with setting up accommodation, and advice on other issues related to coming to the United States as an international student. Postdocs are encouraged to sign up for a Postdoc Buddy. More information for international scholars can be found on this page


Dartmouth ID Cards – Please make sure to upload a photo (graduate students postdocs). 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 if you are a graduate student.

Slack Workspace – You will be invited to join the Guarini Slack Workspace (Dartmouth Guarini School for Advanced Studies) where incoming students and postdocs can chat with one 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  

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.