Junior Year: Deepen Your Focus


As a first-year, you navigated the initial transition to campus and made Dickinson your own. As a sophomore, you discovered what mattered most to you and our community. The junior experience emphasizes opportunities to deepen your focus as you advance your academic, personal and civic commitments.

The Junior Year

By the time you start your third year at the college, you have increased your capacity to immerse yourself in your studies, campus activities and other commitments. Has your understanding of yourself and your place in the world changed since you arrived on campus? What new perspectives or mindsets have you grown to appreciate? Where can you engage in collaborative work to broaden your perspective still further? How will you expand your intellectual, interpersonal and cross-cultural competencies? 

Whether you’re on campus or away, the junior year is a time to challenge yourself by questioning your assumptions, connecting with others and sharpening your critical thinking skills. When you do so, you will likely find that your ideas and opinions have evolved since you first arrived at the college—including your views on inquiry, inclusion and civic engagement—the college’s mission-level priorities. 

Signature Programs

  • Global Education
  • Internships
  • Redefine Your Comfort Zone
  • Ripped From the Headlines: The Tough Questions Series
  • Mid-Year Reunion
  • Application-based leadership opportunities
  • Sustained Dialogue
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Launch Party Into Senior Year

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