The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Rocky's Open House Welcomes the Class of 2020!

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The Rockefeller Center staff, along with student leaders from the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019, welcomed the Class of 2020 at the Center's Open House on Thursday, September 8th from 9:00-10:00 am.

During the Open House, the First Years learned all about the amazing opportunities that await them: the Public Policy minor, the Policy Research Shop, distinguished visitors to campus, student-led projects, and a broad range of internship, training and leadership development opportunities.

As with each new class of students, the Center hopes that they make "Rocky" a big part of their Dartmouth experience, where they can find a home, mentors, and peers who are engaged with public policy. The Rockefeller Center has a specially designed First-Year Fellows program for the Class of 2020 that begins by taking Public Policy 5 in the winter term of 2017. Public Policy 5 is the introductory course in the Public Policy minor, which allows a student to customize an interdisciplinary plan of study around any public policy area, such as health, education, the environment, leadership, law, poverty, or urban issues.

Outside the classroom, students can join a number of special events with speakers and student groups related to politics, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. They can also plan a leave-term internship and apply for funding through the Rockefeller Center. The Class of 2020's arrival on campus coincides with the 2016 Presidential election. The Rockefeller Center is the hub for political discussion.

The Center hopes students get involved early and stay involved through the 2016 election and beyond!


The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences