Dartmouth College Visit Report by swissmiss3
Visit to Dartmouth College in June 2008 by swissmiss3(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since February 20 2009 with 524 posts)
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Admissions Interview: No - Perhaps because it was Dartmouth's graduation weekend, there was only one other person in the info session, so we three had a very personal chat.
Information Session: Yes - The session presenter gave the other visitor and me a lot of personal insight. She asked us lots about ourselves and made us feel welcome. Best info session I had.
Campus Tour: Yes - My older sister was graduating from Darmouth, and I am interested in going there. While my family was there for graduation, I didn't go on the formal campus tour; my sister showed me around.
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Campus Visit Notes for Dartmouth College
Okay, so I am very partial because my sister went to Dartmouth and we were there 4 times, which was NOT enough! First time was when my sister visited Dartmouth to see if she'd like it. It rained like crazy, so my other sister and I stayed in the car rather than tour campus in the rain. Touring sister LOVED it in spite of the rain. We drove her there for freshman year and it rained again. Bring an umbrella! End of her freshman year we drove back to pick her up and I stayed in her substance-free dorm, met her friends, and had the time of my life! Didn't get back to Hanover until graduation in June, 2008. Sister lived in a rented house with some girlfriends, so I stayed with my sister and our parents stayed in a hotel. I did the info session and there was only 1 other student visiting that day! The presenter made it very casual and welcoming, very friendly. The other visitor and I left with positive feelings about Dartmouth. Even if I had never been there before that day, I would have definitely applied at Dartmouth because of how the campus looks, its academics, and the warm way I was treated in the information session.
One of the BEST things I did was sleep outside on the Dartmouth green the night before graduation. Seats are first-come, so my oldest sister and I, with pillows and blankets, parked ourselves in the front row at 1:00 a.m. to save the entire front row of a section right behind the graduates. Thank God it didn't rain that night!! By 3:00 there were more people who were paid to save seats for others. Someone brought a laptop and we watched movies together. By 6:30 the best seats were taken, and we were VERY glad to have that front row!
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We have stayed at the Days Inn and Sunset Motor Lodge. Days Inn is fine and less $$ than some other places. Sunset Motor Lodge is clean, quiet, close, a good price, and GORGEOUS view of CT river.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
If money's no object eat at the Hanover Inn. We ate there only once, their graduation dinner, and everyone loved it. Have breakfast at Lou's, and leave room for their pie. Molly's is go
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Campus parking's limited. City has a parking lot nearby, but it's small. Get there early for time to find a spot. TONS of outdoor activities. Dartmouth Coach bus direct to Boston Logan Airp