Orientation Schedule 2017 (tentative)

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This schedule is tentative. The final schedule will be available upon your arrival to Dickinson. If you have any questions, email Orientation or call 717-245-1555. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Football Move-In

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

International Student Arrival/Orientation

Friday, August 18, 2017

Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey Move-In

Sunday, August 20, 2017 (Pre-Orientation Move-In Day)

8 – 11 a.m. Check-in for First-Year Students

You will not be able to check in if you have not completed your health forms. Please use the Wellness Center patient portal to finish forms or call (717-245-1663) or email the Wellness Center with questions.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. ID Photos & Declining Balance Cards

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All–College Information Tables

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch (available for new students and their families)

Noon – 1 p.m. WILD Program Family Farewell

1 – 2 p.m. Student Accounts and Financial Aid Q&A Session

2 – 3 p.m. Welcome to Dickinson! with President Ensign, Dean Bylander and Provost Weissman

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents only) 

4:15 – 5 p.m. Family Farewell Reception Sponsored by Parent Relations

5 – 6 p.m. Pre–Orientation Welcome and Group Photos

6 – 7 p.m. Pre–Orientation Group Dinners

9 – 10 p.m. S'mores

Monday, August 21, 2017

All Day Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs
 
2:15 – 3 p.m. Eclipse Watch Party (on-campus Pre-Os only)

8 – 9 p.m. Trellis Concert & Summer Desserts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 

All Day Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs

10:30 –11:30 a.m. Fall Athlete Orientation

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meeting with your Dean (Fall First-Year Athletes)

8 – 9 p.m. Pre-Orientation Fine Arts Show Case 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (Move–In Day 2)

8 – 11 a.m.  Check-in for First -Year Students 

You will not be able to check-in if you have not completed your health forms. Please use the Wellness Center patient portal to finish forms or call (717-245-1663) or email the Wellness Center with questions.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ID Photos & Declining Balance Cards 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All–College Information Tents 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch (available for new students and their families.)

1 – 2 p.m. Student Accounts and Financial Aid Q&A Session 

2 – 3 p.m. Welcome to Dickinson! With President Margee Ensign

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Helping Your Student to Thrive at Dickinson (Parents only) 

4:15 – 5 p.m. Family Farewell Reception by Parent Relations 

5:15 – 7 p.m. First-Year Group (FYG) Meet and Eat! 

7 – 7:30 p.m. Make Dickinson Yours! 

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. First-Year Floor Meetings with RAs

8:30 – 10 p.m. PLAYFAIR 

Thursday, August 24, 2017 

7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast 

8:30 – 10 a.m. First–Year Academic Overview 

8:45 -10 a.m. Academic Integrity for Transfer Students 

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. First–Year Seminar Class 

11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. Meet with your First–Year Group, Tour & Lunch 

1:30 – 2:50 p.m. Placement Testing and Consultation 

3 – 3:50 p.m. Meeting with your Dean

4 – 5:30 p.m. Why Are You Here? 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner 

7 – 8:30 p.m. Campus Resource Fair 

9:15 – 10:15 p.m. Rita's Italian Ice 

Friday, August 25, 2017

7 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast 

9 – 9:50 a.m. Meeting with your Dean 

10 – 11:30 a.m. The Common Experience

12:15 p.m. Transfers Depart for Wilderness Experience

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Office of Academic Advising Open Hours 

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

1 – 5:30 p.m. First–Year Service Experience 

5 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner 

6 p.m. Shabbat Service 

7 – 8 p.m. Community Standards

8 – 9:30 p.m. FYG’s Amazing Race and Pizza (Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability Education)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

7 – 9 a.m. Breakfast 

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. First-Year Seminar (Second Class Meeting) 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Office of Academic Advising Open Hours 

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Trendsetters/First-Gen Lunch 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch 

1  – 2 p.m. Meeting with your Dean 

Optional Orientation Activities 

2  – 4 p.m. Lawn Games and Sand Volleyball 

2 – 5 p.m. Voter Registration 

2 – 5 p.m. Volunteer Clearences 

2 – 4 p.m. ROTC Information Session 

2 – 3 p.m. "Edible" Tour of Dickinson (Learn about the fresh vegetables available for picking across campus)

2 – 3 p.m. MANdatory and F.R.U.I.T. (These two groups work with men of color and first-year women of color.)

3 – 4 p.m. Gap Year Get-Together 

3 – 4 p.m. LGBTQ Get-Together 

3 – 4 p.m. Time Management/Study Skills 

4:15 – 5 p.m. Run Your Route (Upper-level students will lead first-years on neighborhood runs of 1, 2, or 3.1 miles.)

4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner  

7 – 8 p.m. Ice Cream on Britton 

9 p.m. Comedian, Michael Dean Ester '91 

Sunday, August 27, 2017 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dickinson Interfaith Brunch 

3 – 3:30 p.m. FYG Meeting 

4 – 5:15 p.m. Convocation and Sign–In 

5:30 – 7 p.m. Welcome Back Picnic

7 – 8:15 p.m. Friendship Family Meeting and Ice Cream Social

7:30 p.m. Catholic Mass

8:30  – 9:30 p.m. Run With It! Performance (Dickinson's improv troupe)