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Interested in raiding a Trip? Please email us for more info!

Trip assignments are out! If you registered for a trip, you can see your assignment here

Reminder, if you are hoping to borrow gear from us (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, or frame pack), please check out the Registration page. The deadline to submit a gear request is August 1st! 

Welcome Class of 2019! On behalf of the entire program, we are really excited to welcome you to Dartmouth this fall! The Trips website has a lot of information, so feel free to explore this site, learn about the program, and contact us if you have any questions. For more information, check out our blog. Thanks for your interest in First-Year Trips! 

--Peety Kaur '15, Director & Sam Parker '15, Asst. Director


Mission Statement

DOC First-Year Trips is a 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 the tone for the Dartmouth community for the upcoming school year.

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

"During Trips, Dartmouth became my home. My trippees became my people, and the wilderness that was once so intimidating became my backyard." —Angie Yang ’13

 Dancing on Robo lawn   Hiking on FYT

“Something happened over the course of Trips that served to allay the fears I had, worries about having to make all new friends, in the weeks leading up to my First-Year Trip. When I stepped off the bus after my trip, I couldn't wait to start my four years at Dartmouth.” —Luisa Sperry’ 13





Last Updated: 8/6/15