We believe an informed and supportive family plays a key role in a student's educational achievements. For that reason, we want to help you participate in your student's experience at Dickinson by providing important tools and resources to make it easy for your family to stay engaged. Our goal is to make the Dickinson experience as positive for you as it is for your student.


Office of Parent Relations

As you begin your journey as a Dickinsonian, there are many resources that will guide you along the way. Below are several helpful links and ways you can get involved. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Masland-Fatherree in the Office of Parent Relations at parents@dickinson.edu or 800-543-3809.

Summer Send-Offs

As the newest members of our community, we invite you to join fellow students and families for a Summer Send-Off. We have planned a series of these events across the country and abroad and hope you will gather with us to meet others in the Dickinson community as you prepare for your journey to Carlisle!

Find a summer send-off near you and register today!

Important Dates

Fall 2015 Semester

New Student Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 26

Classes Begin
Monday, Aug. 31

Family Weekend
Sept. 25-27 2015

Mid-Term Pause
Friday, Oct. 16 - Wednesday, Oct. 21

Thanksgiving Vacation
Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Monday, Nov. 30

Classes End
Friday, Dec. 11


Spring 2016 Semester 

New Student Orientation
Saturday, Jan. 23

Classes Begin
Monday, Jan. 25

Spring Vacation
Friday March 11-Monday, March 21

Red & White Day
Saturday, April 9

Classes End
Friday, May 6

Commencement 
Sunday, May 22