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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

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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 a.m.to 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 Dates from the Registrar

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

May 3 Final day of summer term course election period

May 4 Course Timetable available for fall term

May 4 Final day for dropping a fourth course without a grade notation of “W.” (Acknowledgment of instructor required. One of three eligibilities for a fourth course without extra tuition is exhausted by such action after April 8.)

May 10-31 Summer term course change period

May 11 Deadline to file completed transfer applications for summer term 2012

May 9-17 Fall term course election period

May 11 Summer term housing applications due

May 11 Interim housing applications due for the break between spring and summer 2012

May 15 Final day to withdraw from a course; any later request to withdraw from a course requires petition to a special committee

May 17 Final day of fall term course election period

Ask the DOSCs: What to Do During Freshman Summer

So it’s about the time of year when we start planning ahead for the summer. For sophomores, it’s usually a given – staying in Hanover! But how about freshman summer? We asked the DOSCs what they did their freshman summer, to give you an idea about the various things that people do, whether it’s relaxing at home or scoring some sweet research opportunities.

Jingna says: “I took organic chemistry at Harvard. This option allowed me to get both credits that I needed for orgo in one term. I’m glad I did it because I was able to just concentrate on orgo without other classes or extracurricular activities to worry about. It was definitely intense, but it felt kinda like I was back in high school. We had class or lab for half the day and exams every week. Other schools also offer a speed course in orgo like this, but I loved being in Boston.”

Angela says: “I was pretty uncertain about my major and I was pre-med at the time. I didn’t want to go home and I didn’t really know what I was interested in, so I wound up staying at Dartmouth over freshman summer and taking classes – namely, Biology 13 (Genetics), Biology 14 (Physiology), and Digital Game Studies. I learned fairly quickly that 8 hours of lab a week was not for me, and it pretty thoroughly convinced me that I was not as interested in Biology as I thought and that pre-med is also not what I’m interested in. It was one of those things where you find out you don’t like a subject, but you have to take it to find that out. On the other hand, I made some great friends and I got to explore my interest in video games academically (totally recommend Digital Game Studies for anyone who’s at all interested in video games). Plus, Hanover during the summer is totally gorgeous.”

Jihan says: “I worked at a human neurogenetics lab at National Institute of Health on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, making DNA libraries from ethanol-treated neural stem cells. The laboratory was within the walking distance of my home – so I didn’t spend money or time wasting on transportation and food, which really helped my financial situation. In many ways, it was my first REAL laboratory experience, where I had a chance to plan the experiment, order the needed materials, do the experiment, troubleshoot, repeat the last two steps infinitely, and finally make a poster and have it presented to others at the end of the summer. Rumor has it that research experience can be a ‘hit or miss experience’ for pre-med students. For me, thankfully, it was a hit, and really helped me appreciate the art of scientific investigation and the reality therein. I would have not had my first year summer experience in any other way. To find more about what I did, check https://www.training.nih.gov/trainees/summer_interns

Caitlin says: “I worked as a lifeguard freshman summer. It was a good experience; I made money and got to hang out at home with my friends. The best part was I got a tan while working.”

Akwugo says: “I worked as a fiber optics research assistant with Professor Elsa Garmire. It was a very enlightening and rewarding experience. It was definitely a good way to begin my major. It is never too early to start researching!!!”

MCATs Update for 2015

Hey all you ’15s who are thinking pre-health, as you may or may not know, the MCATs are changing pretty significantly for 2015 (for example, adding a section about social science and another on critical reasoning), for which you should start planning now in your course selection, D-Plan, etc. There was an event this past Tuesday on the major changes to the MCAT, but for those of you who missed it (or just need a reminder), check out this link for the official updates, a podcast of the Tuesday event, and more.

– Angy