First-Year Trips is divided into 10 sections, with staggered overlapping dates (section A starts on Tuesday, section B starts on Wednesday, etc.).
Each section is five days long:
Note: This table is here to give you an overview of the Trips schedule. You will not receive your first-year trip assignment until July, so please do not plan on attending a specific section until you are given your assignment.
Note: Please note that students may not request to arrive to campus early unless they are an international student traveling from abroad.
Students from the Northeastern US: These students will be placed on Sections A through D, because they can return home after their trips. During these sections, we will be running a few busses to Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to make transport to and from Hanover easy for students (more info to come).
International Students: Students coming for International Student Pre-Orientation will be placed on Section E or F. Like all students participating in Trips, international students should arrive the day their trip begins. International students who cannot arrive in the afternoon on the first day of their trip should contact us; we will make arrangements for those students (and those students only) to arrive the day before their trip section begins. These students are able to move into their residence halls after their trip section, before International Student Pre-Orientation starts.
FYSEP: Students involved in the First Year Student Enrichment Program will be placed on Section E or F. These students are able to move into their residence halls after their trip section, before FYSEP begins, but cannot move in before their first-year trip.
Native American Pre-Orientation: Students involved in Native American Orientation Pre-Orientation will be placed on Section E or F. These students are able to move into their resience halls after their trip section, before Native American Pre-Orientation begins, but cannot move in before their first-year trip.
Transfers and Exchange Students: These students will likely be placed on Section H.
New Student Orientation will start on September 5th, 2017. For information on Orientation check out this website.
Fall term classes start on September 11th.
Last Updated: 3/30/17