Visiting a college campus, spending time with people who are part of the community and seeing for yourself what a college is all about are key ways to determine your fit. For your convenience, Dickinson offers a variety of ways for you to visit that will enable you to experience our vibrant campus community.
Discover Dickinson Days
Join us for a Discover Dickinson Day, designed to be introductory visits to our distinctive college that will provide a dynamic illustration of the diversity of thought, action and being that is typified by Dickinson students. Learn more about the academic experience from our faculty and current students. Tour campus and eat lunch in the dining hall. Hear from admissions and financial-aid representatives, as well as from Dickinson's senior administrators. Registration coming soon.
- Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 14, 2013
Information Sessions are conducted by admissions staff members and provide an excellent opportunity to learn about everything from the college’s distinctive mission to the “nuts and bolts” of the admissions process. To confirm availability and schedule an information session in advance, please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online
Walk the campus with a member of our Liberty Cap Society and see Dickinson through the eyes of a current student. Tour highlights include: academic buildings, a residence hall and campus facilities like the Holland Union Building (student center), the Kline Center (athletics facilities) and the Waidner-Spahr Library. To confirm availability and schedule a campus tour in advance, please call 800-644-1773 or register online.
Tours are offered Monday through Friday.
- Mornings: 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
- Afternoons: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
A day visit gives you the opportunity to experience life as a Dickinson student for the day. Each day-visit itinerary is customized for you. Typically, it will include (but is not limited to) attending classes in an area of academic interest and lunch in the Dining Hall with a current Dickinson student. Optional requests may include a campus tour or meeting with a faculty member or coach. The day-visit program is our most popular option for students hoping to explore Dickinson “behind the scenes.”
Day visits are offered most weekdays from September 3 through November 19 and may be scheduled by calling the Office of Admissions at 800-644-1773 or register online.
Dickinson provides a variety of ways for prospective students to interview in order to accommodate interview interest. Interviewing can help us get to know you and learn more about your personal experiences, goals and aspirations for college; however, participating in an interview is not required for admission to Dickinson. If you wish to participate in an interview experience, you must do so before your application deadline.
On-campus interviews are offered to students starting in April of the junior year in high school. On-campus interviews are available Monday through Friday at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. To confirm availability and schedule an on-campus interview in advance, please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online.
Off-campus interviews are also offered to seniors from mid-September through the end of January. These interviews should be requested at least three weeks before your application deadline. To confirm availability and schedule the interview, please e-mail or call 800-644-1773.
Learn more about our student interviewers.
Enjoy a Saturday morning on our beautiful campus, meet with an admission counselor for an overview of Dickinson's distinctive programs and tour the campus with a member of our Liberty Cap Society.
Our Saturday visits will be available during the month of April as well as late August through the first Saturday in December, with some exceptions. These visits include a 10:15 a.m. information session and an 11 a.m. tour. To confirm availability and schedule a Saturday visit please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online.
Decision Dickinson for Admitted Students
We design several Decision Dickinson programs exclusively for admitted students that are held throughout the month of April.
- Decision Dickinson Made-to-Order Programs: Made-to-Order Programs (MTO) offer a glimpse of life as a Dickinsonian for accepted students. Observe classes, attend Q&A sessions with students and faculty and eat in our Dining Hall. Parents and guests are welcome to attend and will receive an itinerary during check-in the day of the program.
- Decision Dickinson Preview Day: See Dickinson as an accepted or enrolled student. Hear from President William G. Durden '71, engage in conversations with our faculty and students, connect with your future classmates and see Dickinson's distinctive programs firsthand. Tours of campus and residence halls are provided, as is lunch with members of the Dickinson community.
Registration for all admitted-student programs is available through the Applicant Portal.