Mark these in your calendars! For more information, visit the Registrar’s website.

October 22-30 Winter term course election period

October 27-28 Homecoming Weekend

October 30 Final day to withdraw from a course; any later request to withdraw from a course requires petition to a special committee.

October 31 Final day to alter grade limit filed under the Non-Recording Option (NRO)

November 6 Last day in term for holding a quiz or an hour examination

November 7-November 13 Winter term course change period

November 13 Fall term classes end


Upcoming Dates from the Registrar

Mark these in your calendars! For more information, visit the Registrar’s website.

June 20-23 Summer term on-line check-in. Saturday, June 23 at 4 p.m. is the deadline to complete check-in without a $50 late registration fee.

June 21 Summer term classes begin

June 21 – June 26 First week of schedule adjustment. Permission to add is not necessary unless normally required

June 21 – August 24 Fall term course changes

June 23 Saturday Special day of classes lasting from 8:00 12:50 p.m.: courses regularly held in the 10-sequence meet at 8:00 a.m.; in 11-, at 9:15 a.m.; in 12-, at 10:30 a.m.; and in 2-, at 11:45 a.m.. Courses regularly held in other time sequences do not meet

June 27 Deadline for prospective summer term graduates in residence to elect or change a major or minor

June 27 – July 3 Second week of schedule adjustment. All courses require Instructor permission to add courses

June 30 Final day for delayed check-in (with $50 late fee). Any student not checked-in by the end of this day, but still listed with the enrollment pattern letter R (Residence) for the summer term is liable for administrative withdrawal

UPCOMING 5/23: WGST Spring Colloquium

Women’s and Gender Studies Spring Colloquium
6 Students Share their Interdisciplinary and International Living and Learning Experiences!
Wednesday, 5/23
4:30pm, Haldeman 041

Acts of Violence–Acts of Empowerment

Andrea Jaresova ’12 – “‘Let the Old Traditions Fail’: How understanding the history of male traditions at Dartmouth can help us create the best strategies to prevent campus sexual assault” (Honors Thesis)
Stella Safari ’13 – “Politics and Representations of Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo”
Leah Feiger ’14 – “Sustainable Community Empowerment in a Post-Colonial and Gendered World”

Bodies and the State

Emily LaFond ’12 – “Queering Relationships Between Subjects and State” (Honors Thesis)
Nell Pierce ’13 – “Telling Stories in a Chilean Women’s Prison”
Javed Jaghai ’12 – “(Re)presenting the Realities of Gay Jamaicans: Identity, Community Formation, and Activism (1970-2012)

For more information, contact WGSTP

UPCOMING 5/23 – 5/29: Celebrating Undergraduate Research

Here are some really great opportunities in the next few days to celebrate undergraduate research:

From the Office of the President:

President’s Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • Wednesday, May 23, Alumni Hall, 4-6pm
  • Presentations and posters highlighting honors theses from across the college.

Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium

  • Thursday, May 24, Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, 4-7pm
  • Keynote address by Dr. Mary Lou Guerinot on “Metals, Mutants, and Mayhem” at 4pm, followed by an undergraduate poster session.

Arts at Dartmouth Awards Ceremony

  • Tuesday, May 29, Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, 4:30pm
  • For more than 36 years, the annual Arts at Dartmouth Award Ceremony has been celebrating the achievements of student artists.

President Jim Kim:

I have been consistently impressed by the exceptional quality and sophistication of the scholarship produced by our undergraduate students. The opportunity to engage deeply with a topic of interest and to conduct original research while further cementing close relationships with faculty is one of the hallmarks of the Dartmouth education. 

Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Michael Mastanduno

One of the things Dartmouth does best is to provide students with opportunities to collaborate with faculty to create new knowledge both in and out of the classroom. Years after graduating, this is what students remember about their time at the College.

You can see some examples of the exciting undergraduate work that has been featured on the President’s Office website as well.

Hope to see you there!

UPCOMING 5/23: A Forum on Study Drugs

FINALS are coming….

Do these drugs actually work?
Are they dangerous?
Can we extend the reading period?

A Forum on Study Drugs
Wednesday, May 23rd
Panera Bread AND Morano Gelato!

*This forum is not about how “study drugs are bad”…it’s informative, not judgmental*

Come listen to a panel consisting of psychiatrist Dr. Ben Nordstrom, Dean April Thompson, Professor Lee Witters, and Dean Francine A’Ness and ask questions/discuss the issue/eat gelato.

Co-Sponsored by: Collis Governing Board, SAE, Office of the President, ABLE, DAPA, AXA, NAD, Tabard, Panarchy, Alpha Theta, KKG, Zete, Alpha Kappa Alpha, The Inter-Fraternity Council, Varsity Equestrian Team, Tri-Kap, Tridelt

UPCOMING 5/18: Dartmouth at Play

Filene Auditorium 4 – 6 p.m.

This Friday, Dartmouth is proud to welcome alumni in the gaming industry back to Hanover!

Dartmouth has a special relationship to game design. Familiar with the games Twister or Cranium? Some of the most respected games and toys of the 20th and 21st century have been created by Dartmouth graduates. What’s more, there are alumni in leadership roles among scores of prominent toy and digital game companies (Hasbro, Sony, Popcap, Zynga), as well as the entrepreneurial alums who are venturing out to start their own new brands.

Dartmouth at Play celebrates these graduates, bringing folks active in the gaming industry back to campus in order to discuss the future of play.

We’ll discuss the practicalities of working in these fast-moving fields and get a chance to theorize about what is coming. Dartmouth at Play will instigate a lively conversation about games and play, sharing insights with students, faculty, and staff.

See you Friday afternoon to kick off a playful Green Key Weekend!

This is a catered event. Sponsored by The Digital Humanities. Hosted by Dr. Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in the Emerging Field of Digital Humanities.
* Reposted from the Tiltfactor blog.

Senior Thesis Presentations: May 15 – June 4

The DOSCs are gathering all the information they can on senior thesis topics and have compiled a schedule that includes date, time, and location. All of these are open to the public, so if any of the topics strike your fancy, feel free to drop by and celebrate our beloved seniors’ hard work over the past year! We’ll also be editing it as we get more information.

Read on for the complete schedule.

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ASK THE DOSCs: Who’s helped shape your Dartmouth experience?

It’s hard to believe, but we ’12s have only a little over a month left before we walk at Commencement. Last week, Dean Remy offered us graduating seniors some advice on saying our thanks and goodbyes before we leave. On that note, some of the DOSCs offer a public shout-out to the people who have helped shape their Dartmouth experience, and express their thanks.

Jingna says:

I would like to thank Dean Remy, Sarah Berger, and the nurses at Dick’s House. Dean Remy was understanding when I was going through a tough time at Dartmouth and gave me the opportunity to take a breath before making some important decisions. As a premed, school is just tough and everything can feel like a competition that you’re constantly losing. Sarah has been so kind and understanding, and I’ll never forget that one hug when I needed it the most! The nurses at Dick’s House served as living encouragement and reinforcement for my pursuit of a medical career. They are exactly the type of health care provider I want to be–compassionate, considerate, and truly caring. And also Nora Yasamura – she has done so much for me and the Asian and Latina community at Dartmouth, and her leaving has been a huge, palpable blow to us in these communities. I know she has fought for us, stood up for students, and really cared about our well being as an OPAL adviser.

Alicia says:

My pre-dental adviser Dr. Robert Keene has played a crucial role in shaping my Dartmouth experience. Since our meeting at the Pre-Health Orientation in September 2008, Dr. Keene has been a valuable mentor to me and also become a family friend. Having an adviser who is more than willing to listen to your concerns and offer advice is such an incredible resource, and I know that I have been able to stay committed to the pre-dental track because of his guidance. 

I have also met phenomenal faculty during my time at Dartmouth, but two professors who stand out are Julie Kalish (Institute for Writing and Rhetoric) and Rebecca Biron (Spanish and Portuguese), with whom I took Writing 5 and my Freshman Seminar, respectively. Writing had been one of my strengths in high school, but the courses definitely advanced my abilities to the college level and, more importantly, interacting with Professors Kalish and Biron helped me realize the value of office hours early on in my Dartmouth career. We would always start by discussing my papers, but then move on to “life” topics completely unrelated to academics, and those conversations turned out to be just as educational as the lectures themselves. My experience in the Writing Program inspired me to apply to RWIT, which stands as one of my favorite extra-curricular involvements to this day.
Angela says:
I’d like to thank all my professors who have inspired me here at Dartmouth, particularly Professor Susanne Freidberg, who really instilled my love for geography and been so patient with me in guiding me with my research. Also, my supervisors at the Academic Skills Center and the GLOS Office for being really phenomenal people and really amazing to work with. I also want to express my gratitude my parents, friends, and siblings at Alpha Theta who have been supportive and helpful to me throughout my college experience. And finally, all the people whose kindness have really helped me out but of whom I can only name a few (like my dean who helped me through a rough roommate situation). I know I couldn’t have done it without all of them, and I can’t thank them enough.
Caitlin says:
I want to thank my teammates, the varsity swimming and diving team. They have spent a lot of time with me, both in and out of the pool and been great friends to me for the past 4 years. Older members were role models and peer advisers to me when I was a freshman and sophomore and I have been lucky enough to “pay it forward” and help out the younger members of the team these past two years. My Dartmouth experience would not be the same without these wonderful people.
Maryam says:
Professors, roommates, friends, college staff I’ve worked with on extracurriculars, the really friendly people who work at DDS.
Si Jie says:
I would like to thank Hafiz Shabazz, the director of the World Music Percussion Ensemble for making the ensemble my home at Dartmouth. Not only does he taught me about the rhythms of the world, he taught me about life. I am blessed to be able to jam with the group since my freshmen fall. Along with that, I made life long friends and  recruited friends into the group, and they have been with me through ups and downs. My International community that includes my writing professor for 4 terms Karen Gocsik, International Students Program director at OPAL  Steve Silver and the amazing international students, their support and encouragement has made Dartmouth a very warm and understanding place. We fought our uniqueness against a ‘typical’ Dartmouth stream of consciousness: we laughed and cried together, and we held our heads up high at the end of the day no matter how strong the current are coming against us. I thank the professors who applauded my efforts regardless of how well I do in class, who genuinely care and are interested in me and my intellectual curiosities and do whatever they can to support me. I would like to especially thank my close close friends, I thank them for listening, sharing, and loving no matter how different we are and how different our future will lead us. 

STUDY SKILLS: Office Hours, and How to Make the Most of Them

First day of class and everyone gets a syllabus. Usually close to the top there’s a bit about when classes and x-hours are, the name of the class (hopefully you already knew that one), and then when office hours are held.

Ahh … office hours. I will (to my embarrassment) admit that I didn’t go to one until freshman spring, because I was really intimidated by professors (not because my professors were intimidating, per se, but because they’re so awesome and published that I was nervous about talking to them). Whereas there are also some people who go to every single office hour, without fail. Once I got over my initial anxiety, though, I found that office hours are ridiculously useful. I’ve used office hours to ask questions about material in the course, figure out paper topics, and even discuss post-graduation plans and which grad school programs to apply to. It’s also a great way to find out more about your professors, such as what kind of research they are doing. I have very rarely met a professor here at Dartmouth who wasn’t nice or approachable. In fact, I have definitely had classes where professors openly requested students to come to office hours because they were feeling pretty lonely and underutilized during office hours. One professor even rescheduled office hours for the rest of term when he found out that most of the students had scheduling conflicts with the previously decided time, in order to encourage more folks to come to office hours.

Bottom line – definitely go to office hours. But don’t just show up to office hours. There are definitely ways to get the most out of your professor’s office hours (plus, it’s also just polite). Cornell’s website has some tips for how to make the best use of your professor’s and your own time, which I will re-post here:

  1. Study your textbook and lecture notes thoroughly and attempt the assigned problems before you go to office hours.
  2. Try to identify specific questions or concepts you need to address during the office hours.
  3. Expect instructors to ask you questions about the material. They do this to find out what you understand, and to provide you with information and strategies tailored to your individual needs.
  4. Be patient! Several students come for office hours at the same time. If the instructor is especially busy, you may have to wait a little longer for individual assistance. Use this time to study the material.
  5. Expect the instructor to suggest general study strategies to help you improveoverall academic performance. These strategies will help in all of your courses.
  6. Avoid waiting until the day before the test or the day before an assignment is due to seek assistance. Study a few hours each day, and keep up with your assignments. It is EASIER to keep up than to catch up!
  7. Use other resources such as formal study groups and informal homework-help groups.
  8. Keep a positive attitude about the subject and about your potential to excel. Your attitude will go a long way in determining how well you do in your course!

– Angela

Next Week at Career Services

Monday May 7th
MONDAY MOCKS – Mock Interviews
9 AM-Noon Career Services 63 S. Main St 2nd Floor
Please review our interview handouts before your Mock Interview!
(*does not include Finance or Consulting – *For Finance or Consulting mocks, ask Tuck students listed in the Tuck Liaison Binder in Career Services*)

To R.S.V.P.:
1) Send or give your resume & job description to Career Services
(in person or email with the subject: MONDAY MOCK)
2) Call Career Services at 646-2215 to schedule a 75 minute slot

You have assessed your skills/experience
You understand the job
You will be wearing your interview attire
You have read the Interviewing Strategies handout and/or attended an Interviewing Workshop

Learn to:
Communicate relevant information in a ‘behavioral’ interview
Speak convincingly about your ability to do the job
Project a professional presence
Tuesday May 8th
Advisor is In
Open Hours
Career Services & Undergraduate Deans Office
4 – 7 PM Paul Suite, Baker Library

Wednesday May 9th
Advisor is In
Open Hours
Career Services & Undergraduate Deans Office
4 – 7 PM Paul Suite, Baker Library

Graduate School: Writing a Statement of Purpose
4 PM Career Services 63 So. Main Street 2nd Floor
Before signing up, PLEASE check your calendar!

Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday 1:30 – 4 PM
First Come, First Served
Last sign up 3:45 PM

Call to schedule an appointment:  603-646-2215

For more information, check out Career Service’s website.

Career Services 63 So. Main Street 2nd Floor