What We Love Most
While studying at one of our house centers this past week, I had the opportunity to talk to some fellow students about what they currently love most about Dartmouth. Here's what they had to say:
- No. 1
"I feel a sense of community"
Donovan '21 talked to me about how he feels a sense of community on Dartmouth's campus. Whether it's supporting each other in intramural sports games or attending a fellow student's thesis presentation, Dartmouth provides many different opportunities that foster community growth. One of the most recent additions to Dartmouth's efforts is the housing communities. You can read more about the housing communities here.
- No. 2
"Diversity among the student body"
Abby '22 commented about the incredible people she has met during here first year here at Dartmouth. Dartmouth students hail from all corners of the United States and represent many different countries around the world. Integration of different cultures is important in Dartmouth culture and students have the ability to learn about other cultures, especially through different clubs.
- No. 3
"Students are passionate about all aspects of their lives"
Kate '21 has found her fellow students to be passionate about all different aspects of their lives. From academics to professional opportunities to extra-curriculars, Kate told me that she is inspired by the work ethic and dedication of the student body. She thinks this stems from the supportive staff members at the College. Students are encouraged to create long-lasting relationships with their professors and mentors. There are also programs in place to assist with these relationships, such as the "Take a Faculty to Lunch" program run every term.
- No. 4
"Numerous opportunities that follow"
As J.J. '19 looks towards graduation in a few weeks, he is thankful for the incredible connections he has made during his time here at Dartmouth. Different resources such as the Career Network and the Center for Professional Development help students not only create professional relationships that will benefit them after their time in Hanover but help extend the Dartmouth community out into the world.
- No. 5
"Togetherness and friendships"
Lily '21 has developed some incredible relationships during her time on campus in Hanover and talked to me about how grateful she has been for the different people she has met here. From a student's first experience with their peers on First-Year Trips to the ability to join Greek life, to the numerous different events put on by the student center, there are a plethora of different and unique ways to socialize on campus.
- No. 6
"Opportunity to explore different aspects of my identity"
While college is a time of personal growth, Katelyn '20 has been thankful for the support Dartmouth provides students on their personal journies. The Student Wellness Center operates as a hub of different events, programs, and information for students looking to learn more about themselves. From yoga to emotional intelligence programs, the Wellness Center is here to provide Dartmouth students with tools to be academically and personally successful.
- No. 7
"My exposure to the liberal arts"
Cole '20, an engineering major, told me that while his favorite thing about Dartmouth is the Thayer School of Engineering, he has great respect for the liberal arts program that all Dartmouth students are enrolled in. The liberal arts program allows all students to explore the humanities and sciences while learning a new language and taking art classes. The goal of a liberal arts education is to provide students with a broad understanding of the world while letting them focus on studying what they love.