All full-time and part-time employees are eligible to receive an ID card. Employees may obtain a college identification card in the Dining Services ID Office, located on the upper level of the Holland Union Building in the east corridor. This embossed photo identification will ensure that employees have access to the library, cultural and sporting events, Kline Center, and declining balance accounts for Dining Services.
The college I.D. card will be issued to alumni and employee’s immediate family members (includes children 12 to 19 years old, and children up to the age of 25 who are attending college full time and considered a dependent). Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to the Access Control ID Supervisor during regular business hours or to Public Safety after business hours. Replacement I.D. cards are available from the College I.D. and Declining Balance Office for an additional fee.
Opened in 1980, the Kline Life/Sports Learning Center is the athletic focal point for the Dickinson College community. In addition to being the athletic home for women's volleyball, men's & women's basketball, men's & women's swimming and men's and women's indoor track, the Kline Center also houses an exercise facility open to the entire college family. It is also the site for many of Dickinson's extensive recreational sports competitions.
The Kline Center houses a 25-yard competition swimming pool with separate diving well with seating for 350 spectators. In addition, the Kline Center features an exercise/dance studio, a seminar room and the College's athletic offices.
Users of the Building
Those eligible to use the building are divided into three categories:
- Category 1: students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and their family members
- Category 2: participants in conferences and other special events
- Category 3: the general public
For additional information please refer to the Kline Center policy in the Campus Policy manual on the GATEWAY or contact the Kline Center.
Employees are eligible to use the library and will have access to all services the library provides including archives, circulation, interlibrary loan and reference services. To check out books and other circulating items, the employee will present a valid Dickinson College photo identification card at the circulation desk. If employees wish to extend borrowing privileges to members of their immediate family, they should contact the main circulation desk of the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon leaving the employ of the college, all books checked out by employees or family members must be returned to avoid being billed for replacement costs.
Employees may purchase food in the Union Station (the college snack bar), the Dining Hall, the Underground (the college coffee bar), Quarry, Biblio Cafe, or the Devil’s Den (convenience store). The Dining Services Office is located on the upper level of the Holland Union Building in the east corridor. Dining Services operates the Union Station (snack bar), the Underground (organic food and coffee bar), the Quarry (coffee bar at College and Louther Streets), Biblio Cafe (coffee bar in Library) and the Dining Hall. Employees may use their College identification card (ID card) to establish a declining balance account at the ID Office of Dining Services. A ten percent discount will be deducted for food purchased when using your declining-balance account at any dining location.
Employees may also arrange to have Dining Services prepare special dishes or cater events personally.
Call Dining Services at extension 1318 for more information about this service.
Devil’s Den Convenience Store
Employees may choose from a large variety of beverages, (both hot and cold), snacks, candy, magazines, health and beauty items, and daily newspapers. Tickets are available at a special price to the local movies theatres. Select a greeting card and gift wrap for your special occasion.
Employees are encouraged to shop the Bookstore for general reading books, clothing and gift merchandise. Call the Bookstore at extension 1330 or for more information visit our web site at: www.dickinson.edu/store.
Campus Community Events
Throughout the year, Dickinson College hosts several lectures, concerts, plays, art exhibits and other events to which employees and their family members are welcome. While most events are free of charge, there are some exceptions in which audience members are asked to pay a modest admission fee. To schedule an event on campus, please contact the Conference and Special Events (CASE) department.
Should employees feel uneasy about walking on campus during the evening hours—for example, walking from a building to their cars at the conclusion of the workday—they may call Public Safety at extension 1349, which will provide employees with someone to accompany them. Crime statistics may be found on the Department of Public Safety website or a brochure can be obtained through Public Safety.
Employees may use the services of the faculty, administration, and staff (FAS) mail center, which provides the college community with most services of the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service and Overnight Mail. The center is located in the basement of the Holland Union Building and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There is no charge for parking in Dickinson College parking lots. However, all employees must have a parking decal to park in the lots. To obtain a free parking decal, employees should bring their driver’s license, a valid vehicle registration, and proof of insurance to the Public Safety Office. The decal will permit employees to park in spaces designated for faculty/staff parking. Additional information may be found on the Department of Public Safety website.
The Office of Marketing and Communications, in conjunction with other departments, produces and distributes various publications of interest to employees, including the quarterly Dickinson Magazine, the biweekly online Extra Features and the daily online Compass. Please read these publications and consult the upcoming events section of the college home page, as they provide valuable information on issues around campus.
The Print Center offers professional services for both the college and employees including graphic design; color and black/white digital printing; large format printing of posters and banners; finishing services including cutting, folding, stapling, binding and booklet making, padding, laminating and dry-mounting. Bulk mailing services are also available. These services are offered at competitive prices and offer the convenience of the on-campus location.
The Dickinson College Farm (553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA) is a 50-acre living laboratory that is located just 6 miles from campus. The farm has over 15 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture, and Dickinson College students assist with all aspects of the farm’s food production as employees or volunteers. The farm’s livestock (sheep, grass-fed beef cattle, pigs, laying hens and broiler chickens) are managed on pasture through a rotational grazing program that provides the animals with year-round forage, sunlight and fresh air. The farm raises USDA Certified Organic and Food Alliance Certified produce to supply the college dining hall, seasonal farmers’ market customers and over 130 Dickinson faculty, staff, administrators and students who receive weekly produce deliveries through a 24-week produce subscription program. Additionally, the farm supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy through solar applications and builds a greater awareness among students about how food is generated using techniques that help sustain natural ecosystems. Through farm-based educational programs and the hosting of school groups and events, Dickinson College Farm serves as a venue for the Dickinson community and its neighbors to experience a holistic approach to land stewardship. If you would like to volunteer at the farm (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm), take a tour, participate in a workshop or cooking class, or learn more about the 24-week produce subscription program, visit http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm. See you at the farm!