Arrival on Campus

Arrival to the U.S. and COVID-19

When planning your arrival to the U.S. and to Dartmouth, please be sure to review the most up-to-date information from both the CDC and Dartmouth to ensure you are able to comply with all applicable guidance for travel and admission to the U.S., and for beginning your program at Dartmouth.

SEVIS Check-In

After arrival at Dartmouth College, F-1 and J-1 students must go through the official SEVIS check-in process with OVIS. Students who do not go through this process are at risk of losing their visa status.

Students are notified of their required SEVIS check-in time and location. All students will be required to submit a New Student Check-in e-form in iDartmouth prior to their check-in.


The Dartmouth College Health Service supports the well-being of Dartmouth students and staff through an extensive program of services and education.

Incoming undergraduate students will receive access to the system before Orientation and should follow instructions to access their health and immunization forms.

Specific insurance requirements are mandated by the Department of State (DOS) as to J-1 students. They are required to purchase Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) insurance coverage.  Contact the DSGHP office for more information.

Health Insurance Terms and Information

See the DSGHP website for more information including a glossary of health insurance terms, and for a summary brochure of the current DSGHP policy.

Additional Health-Related Resource

Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan

  • Email
  • Phone: (603) 646-9400

Medical records

  • Email
  • Phone: (603) 646-9403

Health insurance questions

  • Email
  • Phone: (603) 646-9438 or (603) 646-9439

International Student Orientation

For information about International Student Orientation, please contact OPAL.

International Student Pre-Orientation introduces incoming international students to resources and services on campus and in the Upper Valley with the assistance of OPAL and International Student Mentors.

All F-1 students are required to attend OVIS' SEVIS Check-in session which is held at the start of International Student Orientation. SEVIS Check-in is a requirement for maintaining your F-1 visa status.

OVIS advises students about all immigration-related issues including how academic status is connected to visa status. 

English Language Resources at Dartmouth

English Language Conversation Group

The English Conversation Group meets Wednesdays throughout winter term from 1-2 PM. Classes begin Wed 1/18/23. An additional zoom class is being offered on Tuesdays at 4 PM.

A virtual conversation group for those who wish to practice their English speaking skills. Open to all international members of the Dartmouth community and their families.

  • Contact for Zoom info:
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:00 p.m., during Dartmouth terms 
  • Open to all international members of the Dartmouth community and their families

Rassias Center

Community Language Programs (CLP)