The purpose of DAVS-to-Parent is to offer parents of admitted and enrolling students congratulations and answer their questions. You may choose to reach out by email or phone (whichever you prefer):
- If connecting with the parent(s) via email, please include your congratulations on the student’s admission to Dickinson, explain your affiliation with Dickinson, encourage a visit/revisit and offer to answer any questions they may have.
- If you prefer reaching out by phone, we recommend sending an introductory email informing the parent(s) that you will call in the next day or two. When you speak with them/leave a voicemail/follow-up via email, please also encourage a campus visit/revisit.
Sample E-mail Text
Dear [parent name(s)]:
I am writing as a Dickinson [alumnus/a and/or parent] to offer my personal congratulations on [student's name]'s admission! I can attest to the value of a Dickinson education. [Insert a personal statement/example.]
Your child will join a community which is deeply committed to providing a useful education for the common good. I encourage you to spend time on campus this spring! Our Accepted Open House will be held on April 14 (with both a student and a parent reception offered the evening before), but there are many other opportunities to visit campus as well--let me know if you need more information.
I would be happy to answer any questions you have as you and your child explore Dickinson.
Visit (or Revisit) Options
Students may register for admitted-student visit programs on their Application Status Page (each student has a personal login and password) or parents may call Admissions to register (800-644-1773).
Visits are welcomed weekdays and most Saturdays in April. For program details, see this page: http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/280/admitted_students
Off-campus receptions for admitted and enrolling students are being held in a number of locations: http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20254/connect_with_us/942/spring_receptions
When you've made contact with a parent(s), be sure to submit notes on that conversation via our online form.