Orientation and New Student Programs

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.

Save the Date

For your planning purposes mark your calendars for the following move-in dates:

  • International Student Arrivals: August 23-24
  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Participant Arrival: August 23, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • First-Year and Transfer Arrival: August 26, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Though it may seem far away, new-student Orientation will be here soon:

  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs: August 23-25
  • New Student Orientation: August 26-30
  • Classes Begin: August 31
  • Homecoming & Family Weekend: September 25-27

Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs

Registration for the 2015 Pre-Orientation will open on May 15, 2015. Check out last year's Pre-Orientation Adventures

Until then, check your e-mail for important information and join the discussion on the class of 2019 Facebook page. The Orientation Web site will be updated as information becomes available.

Contact Us 

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