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


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

Practice speaking English in a friendly atmosphere while discussing interesting topics including current events, historical and political figures, art, poetry, and American culture. Open to all grad students, research fellows, postdocs, faculty/staff, and families.

  • Room 301, Black Family Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St., Hanover
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:00 p.m., during Dartmouth terms, Fall term classes begin Wed 9/25.
  • 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

For more information: [email protected]

Rassias Center

Community Language Programs (CLP)