Orientation 2019

Orientation dates for 2019 are September 11,12, and 13 -- more details to come!

More events being added -- stay tuned!

Orientation 2019

ESL Training dates: Wednesday, August 28 - Sunday, September 1. 

Wednesday, September 11

  • Lab Safety: 8:30am-1pm
    Location: Dartmouth Hall, Room 105
    For first year students in MCB, Biology/Ecology, Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Brain Sciences, and students in the QBS program.  Mandatory session.

Thursday, September 12

  • International Students Orientation: 10:15am to 12:30pm
    Location:  Thayer School-Spanos Auditorium. 
    Mandatory session.
  • Building a Respectful Community: 3:30pm-5pm
    Location: Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center. Mandatory session.
  • Graduate School BBQ: 5pm-6pm
    Location:  Life Sciences Center Lawn
  • Ethics Panel: 6pm-8pm
    Location:  Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center.
    Mandatory session.

    All incoming students are required to attend this interactive panel on professional ethics. The purpose of the panel 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. Over the summer, we are asking you to spend 55 minutes watching a NOVA special the "Secret of Photo 51," that touches on these issues. You will receive a CANVAS invite to Guarini Ethics (FA19) at your dartmouth.edu address. Please accept the invite and look for a link to the video under "Course Media Gallery." The film would appear as a thumbnail, that when clicked, opens the film in its own video player.

Friday, September 13

  • Health Services Orientation: 9am-12pm
    Location:  Dick's House, 7 Rope Ferry Road

    Immunizations and Pre-matriculation Medical Information Check.
  • First Year Graduate Student Orientation: 12:30pm-2:30pm
    Location: Arvo Oopik Auditorium Life Sciences Center.
    Mandatory Session.
  • Graduate Student Activities Fair: 2:30-4pm
    Location: Life Sciences Center building lawn. Come meet and learn more about the resources and clubs at Dartmouth.
  • Graduate Student Council First-Year Welcome Mixer: 4:30pm-6pm
    Location: Grad Lounge at 4 Currier Place, Hanover.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration: 6:30-8:30pm
    Location: Grad Lounge at 4 Currier Place, Hanover.
    The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese Festival when families get together and admire the full moon at night. This event aims to celebrate this ancient festival with all the students at Dartmouth. Activities like making "Ice moon cake", writing a three-line letter to family members and making Chinese-style lantern are organized. Snacks (mooncake included) and beverage (non-alcoholic) are provided. https://www.facebook.com/events/479031739580274/

Saturday, September 14

  • GSC Wine and Cheese Social: 7:00-10:00pm
    Location: Dartmouth Outing Club House, Occom Pond.
    Start the school year right. Meet new people and catch up with old friends at the Wine & Cheese Social. If you don't want wine, we'll have beers, ciders, and non alcoholic beverages too. Bring your friends to dance and relax. Don't miss out! https://www.facebook.com/events/366238040927419/

Tuesday, September 17

  • DCAL TA Panel: 3:30-4:30pm
    Location: DCAL, 102 Baker Library
    Will you be TAing for the first time this year? Join us to ask questions of a panel of experienced TAs who will talk about their experiences and what they wish they had known before they started. Registration appreciated but not required: https://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event/5745483

Thursday, September 19

  • International Graduate Students Mentoring Program (IGMP) Welcome Social: 5:30PM-7:30pm
    Location: Grad Student Lounge
    Join us in welcoming the incoming international graduate students! We will provide Chinese and Indian food and beers in the graduate lounge (4 Currier Pl, Hanover). We encourage both international and non-international students to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/374798606780525/