Arrival on Campus

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. Bring the following documents to the check-in session:

  • Passport
  • Electronic printout of the most recent I-94 record of admission
  • Visa stamp (in your passport)
  • Form I-20 or Form DS-2019

Health

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

Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) Trip

Students not attending a Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) trip may arrive on campus when their housing is available and no earlier than 30 days before their program start date as listed on their Form I-20 or DS-2019.

Academics

The Office of the Registrar maintains the permanent academic record and provides services for students, faculty and staff at Dartmouth in the areas of academic policy, enrollment and course information. They also coordinate credit and exemption data.

The Undergraduate Deans Office provides academic advising and support.

International Student Orientation

Students who intend to attend International Student Orientation must indicate their intention by contacting 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 the 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.

F1 and J1 undergraduate students are encouraged to attend International Student Orientation.

First-Year Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is for the entire incoming first-year class. During Orientation you will meet members of your residential community, attend class meetings, take placement tests, meet with your faculty advisor, register for courses, and attend departmental open houses. You will also learn about the social, cultural and recreational opportunities at Dartmouth through workshops, speakers, tours, films, and other special events.

English Language Resources at Dartmouth

English Language Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in a friendly atmosphere while discussing interesting topics including current events, historical and political figures, art, poetry, and American culture.  Receive helpful hints on pronunciation so you can be better understood.  There is no charge to participate in the group. 

  • Room 301, Black Family Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. Hanover
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:00 p.m., during Dartmouth terms
  • Open to International Grad Students and Families,  International Research Fellows, Post Docs and Families, Dartmouth Staff, Exchange Students and Families, and Medical Students and Families

Email Susie for more information.

Rassias Center

Community Language Programs (CLP)