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.


Important Dates (2018)

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

  • August 22: International Student Arrival for International Student Orientation
  • August 23-25: International Student Orientation
  • August 26: Pre-Orientation Move-In
  • August 26-28: Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs
  • August 29: New Student/Transfer Move-In
  • August 29 - September 1: New Student/Transfer Orientation
  • Sept. 3: Classes Begin

A Look Back: Welcoming #Dson2021

Just a few months ago, we welcomed the newest Dickinsonians to campus. There was lots of #dson2021 action on social media collected through Storify, a photo album on Facebook and web and video coverage of move-in, Pre-Orientation and Convocation. Take a look back as we begin preparing to welcome #dson2022!


Contact Us

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