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First-Year Trips


Information for Trips 2020, including dates and registration will be available in May 2020. Until then, feel free to email us at with questions.

Mission Statement

DOC First-Year Trips is a student-run pre-orientation program committed to easing the transition of first-year students to college life. This program aims to facilitate meaningful interactions between first-years and upperclassmen that will give students confidence in forging their own paths and identities while at Dartmouth. Trips is a safe, genuine, and accessible outdoor experience that extends beyond pre-orientation, setting an inclusive, supportive, caring tone for the Dartmouth community for the upcoming school year.


Want more information? Here are some quotes from past participants... 

"I had a fantastic experience with Trips... I felt that amazing adventures awaited me and that I could become whatever I wanted to become here." - '19

First-years enjoying the view after a day of climbing.   First-year running through a tunnel of his classmates.

"I was very nervous and honestly a bit overwhelmed with the dancing. On the first day of trips I was silent, but that was only temporary. My trip leaders were so engaging that soon our trip felt like a group of friends." - '20

 Dancing on Robo lawn   Hiking on FYT

"I was super excited about meeting new people on Trips. Not all relationships lasted, but that's okay. Honestly, trips was the highlight of my freshman year and maybe even all of Dartmouth so far because everyone was so welcoming." - '18




Last Updated: 12/11/19