Julianna's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: HIST 003: Europe in Medieval and Early Modern Times
My favourite part about this class was the structure of it! Three times a week, we had a large class lecture. Then, our x-hour was used for a small group discussion with our professor.
I loved how interactive this class was. Tt was a lecture based class, but we often had in-class building activities and one large project - building a cardboard chair!
Our professor made the class! Professor Tine was so enthusiastic about the content and material in this course, that it made me excited to come to class and learn eachday
I spend my first year summer at home with my family and travelling to visit old friends, new friends from Dartmouth, and extended family members. I spent a lot of my summer down south in Florida and Georgia, escaping the Canadian cold.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: REL 60: Protestant Reformations.
Sophomore fall I was on campus taking classes and training for the upcoming Track and Field season. My favourite class was taught by 3 different professors from 3 different departments, looking at the Protestant Reformation from an art history angle, music angle, and of course religious perspective.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: SART 65: Architecture 1
I spent sophomore winter on campus in Hanover taking four classes and competing in our indoor track and field season. The most interesting class that I took this term was an introduction architecture class where we actually got to build things in the wood shop!
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: REL 32.06: Jewish Views of Christianity
This spring was a busy one for me in Hanover! I competed for our school's varsity track and field team and took three classes, two of which satisfied requirements for my major. My favourite class was "Jewish Views of Christianity", which was cross-listed in the Religion, History and Jewish Studies departments.
It's my sophomore summer! However, instead of taking classes, I'm on campus interning with the Alumni Relations office. Stay tuned to my blog posts for more updates.
While fall is my favourite time at Dartmouth, I decided to spend this term abroad studying at the University of Edinburgh's New College School of Divinity. I took three classes and spent my extra time exploring Europe!
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: GEOG 54: Geovisualization
This term I am back home in Hanover! I will be taking four classes and competing for the Dartmouth track and field team. I look forward to the beautiful Hanover winter scenery and spending some time skiing on the slopes.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: ENGL 55.12: Dartmouth Fictions
Spring term means the start of outdoor track and field for my team and a number of fun outdoor activities! Follow along as I take three interdisciplinary classes and continue exploring the beautiful Upper Valley.
This summer I am stepping into my new role as a Senior Fellow here at the Admissions Office. Each day, I get to speak with prospective students and their families about Dartmouth College. Don't worry though, I'll still be blogging!
Why I Love Being a Religion Major
When I started my freshman fall, I was completely sure that I was going to be an engineering major.
- No. 1
The Study Abroad Program
The Religion department study abroad program is at the University of Edinburgh, one of the oldest schools in the world! I am super excited to be attending the program this fall (check back in from September-December to hear about my adventures abroad) because I have heard great things. We are planning on having classes for three days of the week, which leave plenty of time to explore other programs the University has to offer and travel around Europe!
- No. 2
Small Class Sizes
I have taken four religion classes and the largest class has been twenty people. Like most class sizes at Dartmouth, this allows for plenty of interaction with your peers and professors. Having the opportunity to engage critically with what you are learning through discussion has been incredibly beneficial to my learning.
- No. 3
Learning About Different World Views
I believe that the Religion department is the epitome of the liberal arts. I have the opportunity to take religion classes that are focused on money, the presidency and women in government. Subsequently, not only do I learn about religions that are different from mine, but political views and histories that are different than the ones I have been exposed to.
Why We RushedThis week, I asked some of my sisters of Alpha Phi why they decided to rush and join Greek life at Dartmouth...
- No. 1
I didn't feel like I was connecting with people on campus at first, and wanted to try to meet people who I would fit in with. I was seriously considering transferring before rush and then after joining a sorority, I fell in love with Dartmouth and found people I just clicked with. -Jaclyn '19
- No. 2
I rushed because I wanted to meet empowered upper class women and make new friends. It is a really great way to just get to know other women and get a better idea of who you are and your interests by what sticks out to you in the houses that you visit! -Julia '20
- No. 3
Being a varisty athlete, I spend a lot of time with my teammates. As much as I love competing and being with them, joining a sorority presented an opportunity for me to expand my social circle and my support network. I love to have another outlet and group of people that support me on and off the field, and a lot of my sisters will come to my games. -Selena '20
Reasons Dartmouth Feels Like Home
Starting college can be a scary event -- especially if you are moving away from home. Here's a list of some of the reasons why Dartmouth now feels like home to me.
- No. 1
My friends are so important to me! I have met the most incredible people since coming to Dartmouth and am so grateful to have created relationships that I know will last a lifetime. We have gone to football games at Fenway Park, concerts in New Hampshire, and explored the Upper Valley together.
- No. 2
My room is my little home away from home! I have my room decorated and organized to remind me of my room at home. I like to spend time doing my homework, hanging out with my friends and relaxing in my room.
- No. 3
There's nothing like a home-cooked meal and even though our dining halls have great food, I do miss eating dinners with my family. One of my favourite dinners to have at school is Collis. Their pasta bar reminds me of the dinners my family often makes at home.