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First-Year Students: Your trip assignments are now available to view! Check your email or click here for important information about your trip assignment, and then you can view your assignment by logging into

If you would like to submit a late registration or have any other questions, please email us at or call us at (603) 646-3996!

Welcome Class of 2021! On behalf of the entire program, we are really excited to welcome you to Dartmouth next 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! 

--Doug Phipps '17, Director
  Apoorva Dixit '17, Associate 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: 1/5/17