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First Year Trips

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Sections

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:

  • Day 1: Incoming students arrive in Hanover and check-in in the afternoon (approximately between 2-4pm). After check-in, everyone plays games to get to know each other, then each trip heads off to dinner separately to get to know each other. Trips spend the night in Hanover.
    • NOTE: As long as you arrive by 4:30pm on Day 1 of your trip, you will be perfectly on time! Do not arrive the day before—we will not be able to provide accommodations for you if you arrive before Day 1 of your trip. If you are concerned you might arrive later than 4:30pm on Day 1, it is not likely to be an issue, but contact us and we will help you find the best solution.
  • Day 2: Trips head off on busses to their drop-off points and head off on their trips. Some trips stay in cabins, others camp out.
  • Day 3: Trips spend a full day out in the wilderness and one more night out.
  • Day 4: Trips head out to their pick-up point and get bussed to the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, Dartmouth's home in the mountains. The whole section has dinner here, and spends the night.
  • Day 5: Trips get bussed back to Hanover sometime before 5pm. Sections A, B, C, and D head back home for about week until New Student Orientation. Sections E, F, G, H, I, and J move into their Residence Halls after their trip.

 

2018 Dates

Please check back in May for more information! 

Notes

For information on Orientation check out this website

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Last Updated: 3/7/18