Six reasons you'll love our summer open houses
It’s hard to believe another school year has come to a close! Many of you will be planning college trips this summer, and we’d be thrilled if you made Hanover a stop. While we run general programming each day throughout the summer (tours and information sessions), I would like to particularly encourage you to check out some specialized programming – our three thematic open houses we will be having this summer: Domestic Policy & International Affairs will take place on July 13th, Arts and Humanities on July 20th, and Sustainability on July 23rd. Each event is specialized to the subject area, but at each one you’ll attend mock classes with real professors, talk with students, and even eat lunch in our dining hall.
These will be informative and collaborative snapshots of all that our campus has to offer. But this ringing endorsement may leave you with the lingering questions…what is an open house? Why should I come to this and not other programming? Will there be real, live students and professors to interact with? These are all important questions, so I am going to provide you with a quick glance at some of the things you’ll get to do during our open houses!
As a member of the planning team for these open houses I can assure you they will be captivating, stimulate your curiosity, and most importantly, be fun! We would love to see you at one of these three programs -- you can register here!
- No. 1
Hear from the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid!
Yes, he wants to talk to YOU! Along with faculty and staff, Dean Coffin will be chatting about what we do and why we do it, specific to the subject area you are on campus to explore.
- No. 2
Attend specialized academic programming and mock classes
Designed to both capture your current interests and push the boundaries of your curiosity, our three themes cater to three different areas: whether you are learning about bees at the organic farm (Sustainability), visiting the book arts workshop (Arts and Humanities), or learning how your work at Dartmouth could someday have a national or global impact (Domestic Policy & International Affairs), professors leading their fields will be talking though their work , their niche in the Dartmouth community, and role that students play in that very work. Most sessions will have 25 people or fewer, meaning you’ll be learning up close and personal in the specialized fashion Dartmouth students are accustomed to.
- No. 3
Interact with real, live students!
We are fortunate to have students here over the summer term (thanks, D plan!) meaning that they’ll be out and about, leading your tours, eating lunch with you, and more. These interactions with your future potential peers are invaluable, and will give you a more genuine, truthful sense of campus culture.
- No. 4
Eat in the dining hall!
We welcome you to join current students, admission staff, and faculty for lunch to chat about you, your journey, and how our campus culture can work to support all you wish to accomplish.
- No. 5
Take a tour!
As I mentioned, current Dartmouth students will be leading tours in the afternoon, giving you the opportunity to not only ask all of your burning questions but also to get a glimpse at our gorgeous campus nestled in Hanover.
- No. 6
Ask your admissions officers questions
Admission Officers will be milling about and leading groups throughout the day. This provides you with ample opportunity to inquire about the college process as a whole and perhaps even meet your regional representative (the person who will be reading your application!)