Orientation at Dickinson

Dickinson's Orientation program for new students is designed to facilitate your integration into the unfamiliar academic and residential setting that is college life. Through Orientation we invite you to learn about the experiences, opportunities and community that Dickinson has to offer. Keep an eye on the Orientation site for first-year activities, news and getting involved in Orientation.

View the Orientation Schedule and get instructions for accessing the Dickinson Orientation 2016 guide on your smartphone.

Save the Date

International students participating in Pre-Orientation Adventures are permitted to arrive on Saturday, August 20, due to extensive international travel. 

  • International Student Arrivals: August 21 
  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Participant Arrival: August 21, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • First-Year and Transfer Arrival: August 24, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.
  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs: August 21-23
  • New Student Orientation: August 24-28
  • International Student Orientation: August 24
  • Classes Begin: August 29
  • Homecoming & Family Weekend: October 28-30

Follow all the #dson2020 action on social media through our Storify, and check out videos featuring last year's incoming class to get a sense of what to expect:

 


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call the New Student Programs office at 717-245-1671 or email orientation@dickinson.edu