IMPORTANT NOTICE: Executive Order on U.S. Immigration Policy

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that, among its provisions, suspends “immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States” for 90 days for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. On February 3, a federal district court judge issued a temporary restraining order on the implementation of the executive order, which was upheld, on February 9, when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump Administration's request for an emergency stay on the temporary restraining order.

While the situation remains fluid, Dartmouth advises against travel outside the United States for individuals from from the seven countries included in the January 27 executive order. Please review the Office of Visa and Immigration Services’ (OVIS) FAQ for details and updates. You can also attend one of OVIS’ information sessions open to all Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff:

  • February 20 3:30-4:30 PM in Kellogg Auditorium on campus
  • February 21 2:30-3:30 PM in Auditorium H at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Dartmouth officials from across campus are working together to track developments closely and will update the community as the situation continues to evolve. If you have specific travel questions, we encourage you to consult with your advisor, program director, or dean. You can also contact OVIS.


Dartmouth joined 16 other academic institutions as signatories to an amicus curiae brief filed on February 13 in the case of Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al., which challenges President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

On February 3, President Hanlon joined 47 other college and university presidents from across the nation in signing a letter to President Trump urging him to “rectify the damage” done by his executive order on immigration.

On January 29, President Hanlon and Provost Dever sent a message to the Dartmouth community stating Dartmouth’s support for the repeal of the executive order on immigration. In addition, OVIS worked with campus partners to identify and contact individuals affected by the order to advise them not to travel outside the United States.


All travelers are strongly encouraged to register their trip itinerary and related information in the databases listed below. This will expedite our ability to provide emergency services to you should you need them. In addition, travelers should continue to monitor advisories posted by the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization, for the duration of their trip.


Through International SOS, Dartmouth's primary emergency support provider, Dartmouth students, staff, faculty, faculty emeriti, and others have access to 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance as well as medical, security, and travel advice. The coverage includes business and vacation travel and extends to travel companions who are immediate family members.

  • Call +1 215-942-8478 (Dartmouth member number 11BSGC000018)
  • International SOS Portal (Dartmouth member number 11BSGC000018)


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Hampshire

Giles Bissonnette, Legal Director | +1 603-224-5591 ext. 103 |

Dartmouth Safety and Security

+1 603-646-4000 |

Dartmouth Travel Assistance Program

US Bureau of Consular Affairs