"My favorite Dickinson tradition is sitting at the Peddler in the mornings before class."
"My favorite Dickinson tradition would have to be the red Adirondack chairs. They're pretty awesome because they're a tradition we get to interact with on a daily basis, and because the chairs themselves can be used for everything from reading outdoors to suntanning out on the Morgan rocks. They also serve to unite the campus, because you can find Dickinsonians spanning all four years of the college experience enjoying them on the many open spaces across campus."
"One of my most meaningful academic experiences occurred this past semester while I studied in Bologna, Italy. I decided to take an art history course. My professor was so enthusiastic and supportive of the class, but most importantly, she took us on excursions to Florence and different parts of Bologna, where we got to see art in person rather than merely looking at it through a textbook. This class was not only an example of a true Dickinson course, one that has a hands-on approach, but it also exposed me to a topic other than my major."
"The most important lesson I'm learning at Dickinson is to work hard. You'll never get an A on a sustainability case study or become fluent in Spanish by sitting in your room watching Netflix every night. To be successful, you've got to put yourself forward, ask questions, and become a self-starter. Learning to work hard is a lesson I'll carry with me for the rest of my life."
"I just returned from a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the most incredible, indescribable experience. I was immersed in a totally foreign culture and learned new things about the culture, and myself, every day. The study abroad experiences that Dickinson offers to its students are amazing opportunities. They allow you to learn about the nation in which you are studying, yourself, and see firsthand the global connectivity of our world."
"One memorable academic experience I've had was when my Biological Anthropology class worked in the anthropology lab with bones and fossil casts, making what we learned in lectures tangible."
"So far, my favorite Dickinson moment has been walking through the doors of Old West with my classmates on Convocation Day. Being a part of that experience truly showed me how special and unique Dickinson is. To me, it symbolizes the great friendships that I have already made in my journey and the ones that I will continue to make. I couldn't help but think of the people who have done it before me and it made feel that I was a part of something bigger and more important than myself. I look forward to walking through those doors again."
"My favorite Dickinson traditions are always the holiday dinners, which usually occurs before Thanksgiving and before Christmas break. As a big fan of food, I'm always excited for the big festivities the school throws to bring our community together as a huge family."
Meet our summer 2014 tour guides!
Nothing compares to that firsthand experience of spending time in a place you’re considering calling home. The Dickinson campus looks stunning in pictures, and we can share tons of facts and details in a brochure and on our Web site, but it will never compare to being here. And your visits might all have a different feel, since perhaps you won’t always experience a class in session or see a sporting event on Biddle Field, the Dining Hall might be empty or the library might be quiet even on the not-so-quiet side.
Whenever you visit, know that our tour guides, who are real Dickinson students, will tell you and show you what makes this place special. Come let them show you around.
Areas of Study
International Business & Management
Student Senate, Mock Trial, Idea Fund, Outing Club, The Peddler, Liberty Cap Society