General information

Visas

If you require a visa to enter the U.S., please contact your local U.S. consulate to find out how to obtain one. Please let the organizer know as quickly as possible if you need an invitation letter to use for your visa application. We will expedite the abstract review process for such individuals. Send us an email with your details at icstll46@gmail.com and include the words “INVITATION LETTER” in the subject line.

Getting to Dartmouth

Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, about halfway up the Vermont/New Hampshire border. There are several options for reaching Hanover, depending on whether you are coming direct, or plan to combine your visit with some sightseeing in Boston and/or New York.

Unless you are driving, the easiest way to reach Dartmouth is the following: fly into Boston’s Logan airport (BOS); catch the Dartmouth Coach directly to the campus (see http://www.dartmouthcoach.com for schedules and fares).

***In all cases, if you need to take a bus or train, we advise you to take the DARTMOUTH COACH rather than Greyhound or Amtrak options, if at all possible. The Dartmouth Coach will bring you directly to the campus and is rarely delayed. Also, be sure to schedule sufficient time between your flight’s arrival and the scheduled departure of your bus to make sure that you don’t miss it. Keep in mind that you may need to wait for your bag and that your flight could be delayed.***

There is air service to nearby West Lebanon, New Hampshire, but it can be costly, so using another area airport is advisable. If you do arrive via this airport, you will need to take a taxi to Dartmouth (approximately $20, 15-20 minutes).

If you are driving from another area airport to Dartmouth, detailed directions are provided here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~maps/directions/airports.html, and here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~maps/directions/car.html. By car it generally takes about three hours to reach Hanover from Boston and five or more hours from the New York City area, depending on traffic.

For domestic participants…

There are a number of possible arrival points. The best arrival point is Boston’s Logan airport, where you may catch the Dartmouth Coach, which will bring you directly to the campus (see schedule and prices here: http://www.dartmouthcoach.com).

Otherwise, you may fly into Manchester or Burlington. There is bus service from Manchester (http://www.flymanchester.com/ground-transportation?type[]=bus) and Burlington (http://www.burlingtonintlairport.com/index.php/ground-transportation/greyhound) airports, but it is generally not as convenient as the Dartmouth Coach, and does not run directly to the campus, so you would also need to take a taxi from the bus station at White River Junction, just over the border in Vermont (approximately $15, 15-20 minutes).

For participants arriving from abroad…

Your two most likely points of entry are Boston and New York City.

From Logan (Boston), there is a bus service which runs directly to the campus, the Dartmouth Coach (see schedule and prices here: http://www.dartmouthcoach.com).

If you arrive at a New York City area airport (JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark), you will need to make your way downtown to the appropriate bus or train station. There are scheduled buses and trains to White River Junction (just over the border in Vermont, but a taxi cab ride from Dartmouth: approximately $15, 15-20 minutes.) The train (http://www.amtrak.com/home) is quite slow, so bus is recommended, unless you want to make the train ride part of the experience. Consult Greyhound for bus schedules (http://www.greyhound.com); your bus will leave from the Port Authority Terminal (http://www.panynj.gov/bus-terminals/port-authority-bus-terminal.html).

A better option is the Dartmouth Coach service from downtown New York City (see schedule and prices here: http://www.dartmouthcoach.com). If you are planning to take the Dartmouth Coach from New York City, it is advisable that you book and pay for your ticket in advance. The Dartmouth Coach departs from the Yale Club, just across the street from Grand Central Station.

If you want to spend some time in Boston before coming up to Hanover, you may also catch the Dartmouth Coach from Boston’s South Station, though you may want to purchase a round-trip ticket to the airport so that you can ride directly to the airport when you leave.

Further information about getting to Dartmouth may be found here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~maps/directions/

August weather in Hanover

The weather in August can be fairly hot and humid, so it is recommended that you bring light clothing. It is unlikely that you will need more than a light jacket. An umbrella is also a good idea as there can be thunderstorms.