2024 Investiture Information

Welcome, Admitted Graduate Students!

Congratulations on your admission to Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth!

Here you will find information, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions to help you navigate the process of enrolling at Dartmouth as a new graduate student.

Admitted Student Checklist

In the coming months, you will need to complete several steps to officially enroll. See additional information below under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Checklist for Admitted Graduate Students


☐ Say YES! Accept offer of admission.


☐ Submit enrollment deposit (MEM and MEng students only/non-refundable).
☐ Apply for student visa (International students only).
☐ Join our private community group for incoming students.
☐ Apply for housing.


☐ Set up Dartmouth email account and NetID.
☐ Complete and submit health insurance forms (or waivers).


☐ Submit final official transcripts.
☐ Complete and submit pre-matriculation forms from the Thayer Registrar.
☐ Register for Fall term classes.
☐ Pay tuition and fees.


☐ Attend new student orientation.
☐ Start your Dartmouth journey!

Under a blue sky, students walk along a pathway next to brick buildings on the West End of Dartmouth's campus.


We're here to help. Please don't hesitate to reach out to engineering.admissions@dartmouth.edu, and always be on the lookout for emails from us!

International Students

Applying for a Visa

Dartmouth's Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) can help you throughout the visa application process.

Once you accept our offer of admission, Thayer and OVIS will send an email with instructions on how to claim credentials to access iDartmouth, through which you can request immigration documents (eg. I-20, etc.) and submit information. Please know that we process these emails as students accept offers of admission. If you have not yet received this email from Dartmouth, you can expect it soon.

OVIS Quick Links


OVIS can answer the more specific questions, but we also may be able to help. Please don't hesitate to reach out to engineering.admissions@dartmouth.edu.

Preparing for Your Arrival

From deadlines to upcoming events, there's a lot to remember. Below are quick links to help you find your way.

Life at Thayer

Life here goes beyond classrooms and labs. Learn more about clubs and activities, opportunities for leadership, support and resources available to all engineering students.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are answers to questions frequently asked by newly admitted students. Can't find what you need here? Please reach out to engineering.admissions@dartmouth.edu, and we will be happy to help.


All newly admitted students should log in to their application portal and respond to the offer of admission by the deadline provided in the letter to officially enroll. MEM and MEng students who have accepted the offer of admission are also required to submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit. The deposit will be applied to their first term's tuition. Please follow the instructions in your admission letter and respond before the deadline provided.


Please check your Dartmouth email for more information from the Thayer Registrar regarding the course registration process. New students typically register for Fall term classes in early September. See more information about graduate courses and schedules as well as requirements for your specific degree in the Guide to Programs & Courses. Please refer to the guide published during the academic year in which you started your program for your specific degree requirements.


Official Dartmouth email accounts will be created for students who have not previously attended Dartmouth. Instructions for claiming your Dartmouth email account will be emailed to you after you accept your offer. Once you receive these instructions, please set up your Dartmouth email account as soon as possible. Contact Thayer Computing Services at computing@thayer.dartmouth.edu if you need support in setting up your Dartmouth email and NetID.

Starting this summer, please monitor and use your Dartmouth email account for all school correspondence. We will be sending important information to you via this account.


All students are required to have health insurance during their time at Dartmouth—either through the purchase of insurance through the university or by completing a waiver to show proof of insurance equivalent to Dartmouth insurance. In early June, you will receive information about the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan and health services at Dartmouth. This information requires a response from you, including a completed medical questionnaire. Please carefully read the information and respond by the appropriate dates. See Dartmouth Health Services for more information.


Graduate students typically live off-campus in either private rentals or in College-owned graduate housing. The Dartmouth Real Estate Office maintains a searchable database of rooms, apartments, and houses available in the Hanover area and nearby towns. Students must complete rental applications for most housing. For more information, see Graduate Rentals Info, or contact the office at real.estate.office@dartmouth.edu or +1 (603) 646-2170.


Mark your calendars for new student orientation: SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2024! Please make every effort to attend orientation. Not only will you meet fellow new students and get acquainted on campus, you will also receive important information and take part in sessions necessary for your success at Dartmouth. Many sections of orientation are mandatory. Fall term classes start SEPTEMBER 16, 2024. See the full academic calendar to help you plan ahead. More information about orientation will be provided in August via your Dartmouth email.


Watch your Dartmouth email for pre-matriculation forms from the Thayer Registrar. These forms will be emailed to you in MID-AUGUST to be completed online before the start of Fall term.


Information and forms for teaching assistant (TA) positions will be emailed in early August to incoming BE and MEM students. No action is needed on your part until you receive these forms. TA assignments will be emailed just before the start of the term.

TRANSCRIPTS (from previous schools)

Official final transcripts from your previous school(s) are due AUGUST 1. Schools may email transcripts to engineering.admissions@dartmouth.edu, if they have the option to deliver them electronically, or mail transcripts directly to Thayer's Office of Graduate Admissions at 15 Thayer Drive, Hanover, NH 03755. Mailed transcripts must be received in a signed, sealed envelope directly from the issuing institution. For students whose degrees were earned at institutions outside of the US/Canada, if you have already had an official WES evaluation completed, you may submit the evaluation in place of official transcripts.

Please note:

  • Your final transcript or degree certification must indicate that the degree has been awarded.
  • If your school(s) already provided an official final transcript for your application, it is not necessary to send another.
  • Transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Dartmouth to be considered official. Transcripts provided by the student are not considered official.
  • Log in to your applicant portal to see if your transcript has been received.


Fall term tuition bills will be sent via email through "DPay." Tuition payment is due in early September. See the full billing schedule. Students in all degree programs need to sign in to DPay prior to the start of Fall term.

Get Connected

Incoming Student Community Group

We have set up a private online community for incoming students on Slack! We hope you will join and connect with other newly admitted students like you. Check your Dartmouth email account for the Slack invitation.

MEM Instagram

Connect with members of the MEM Student Council who shares news and information on the program's own Instagram account.

Contact Us

General Questions

For general admissions and enrollment questions, email engineering.admissions@dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth NetID and Email

Thayer Computing Services

Graduate Housing and Rentals

Dartmouth Real Estate Office
+1 (603) 646-2170

Health Services

Dartmouth Health Services
+1 (603) 646-1110

Visa and Immigration

Dartmouth Office of Visa and Immigration Services
+1 (603) 646-3474

Academic and Student Affairs

Holly Wilkinson
Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Julia Abraham

Sarah Gagne
Admissions Marketing Director

Jessica Moody
PhD Innovation Program Coordinator

Candace Potter
Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Administrator