The Dickinson Gateway is an online portal to information and services for the college community. You will be using Gateway as you prepare to come to Dickinson to access your Dickinson email, complete student forms required for attendance and obtain news and information about preparing for Orientation and your first year at Dickinson. As you progress through your college career, the information and services that you access through the Gateway will change. The Gateway allows Dickinson to deliver information and services targeted to your specific roles and activities at the college.

Your Dickinson Gateway user name and password can be found through your application status page. If you encounter difficulties accessing or using the Dickinson Gateway, contact the Library & Information Services Helpdesk at 717-245-1000 or Your user name and password is protected by the college and we will need to verify your identity over the phone or by email. We will only give this information to the individual student and not to individuals calling on their behalf. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

With so much to do before you arrive at Dickinson, we want to help you keep track of everything with this list of important dates and deadlines. It is important to use Dickinson Gateway to complete required forms. The only forms that cannot be completed online are the Health Forms requiring a physical exam which can be accessed and downloaded through the Student Health site

The Online Forms Tab on Gateway is live as of Monday, May 2.

Complete by June 1

  • Disability Services Disclosure/Accomodation Request 
  • Area of Academic Interest Survey
  • First-Year Seminar Selection Form 
  • First-Year Interest Group Form
  • Media Relations Form 
  • Emergency Contact Information 
  • Religious Preference Form (optional) 

Complete by July 1

  • Health Forms
  • Housing Survey/Selection Form 
  • Music Background Information 
  • Language Background Information
  • Summer Advising prep form
  • Financial Aid Recipient Information Form 
  • Language Placement Testing  
  • Math Placement Testing  
  • Chemistry Placement Testing  
  • Music Placement Testing
  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Registration (optional)
  • Host Family Request Form (optional)

Complete between July 11 and 15

  • Academic Advising 
  • Notify Dining Services on plans for fall semester employment 

July 18-25

  • Course Request Period 

August 10-26

  • Course schedule adjustment period

August 15

  • Employment Forms

Complete by part I by August 22 and part II by October 15

  • AlcoholEdu online program (available August 1)

Complete by August 22

  • EveryChoice online program (available August 1)

Complete by September 12

  • Academic Integrity online course (available August 1)