Orientation Schedule 2018 (tentative)

This schedule is tentative. The final schedule will be available upon your arrival to Dickinson. If you have any questions, email SLCE or call 717-245-1671. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Football Move-In Welcome Table

1:30 p.m. Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents Only)

Friday, August 17, 2018

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Volleyball Move-In Welcome Table

2:00 p.m.  Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents Only)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Fall Sports Move-In Welcome Table

1:30 p.m.  Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents Only)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

7 p.m.  Community Standards for First-Year Fall Athletes

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

ALL DAY International Student Arrival

Thursday, August 23, 2018

International Student Orientation Begins

Friday, August 24, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Where Do You Stand? Conversations with Classmates - First Year Athletes and International Students

Sunday, August 26, 2018 (Pre-Orientation Move-In Day)

8 – 11 a.m. Check-in for First-Year Students
8 - 10 a.m. WILD Program Check-in

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wellness Center Table

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

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. All–College Information Tables

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

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. WILD Program Lunch and Family Farewell 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Posse Parents Lunch

1 – 2 p.m. From Loans to Laundry: Financial Questions and Answers

2 – 3 p.m. Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents Only)

2 - 3 p.m. Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson - First Generation Parents Session

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Welcome to Dickinson! w/President Margee Ensign

4:15 – 5 p.m. Family Farewell Reception

5 – 6 p.m. Pre–Orientation Welcome and Meeting

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

9 – 10 p.m. S'mores

Monday, August 27, 2018

All Day Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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 29, 2018 (Regular Move–In Day)

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

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wellness Center Table

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. – 12 p.m. All–College Information Tents 

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

11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Posse Parents Lunch

1 – 2 p.m. From Loans to Laundry: Financial Questions and Answers

2 – 3 p.m. Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents Only)

2 - 3 p.m. First Floor Meeting (Students Only)

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Welcome to Dickinson! w/President Margee Ensign

4:15 – 5 p.m. Family Farewell Reception

5:15 – 6:30 p.m. First-Year Group (FYG) Meet and Eat! 

6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Make Dickinson Yours!

8:45 – 10 p.m. Playfair

*First Year Fall Athletes - Please check with your coaches for your Orientation Schedule*

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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 & Community Resource Fair 

9:15 – 10:15 p.m. Rita's Italian Ice 

Friday, August 31, 2018

7 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast 

9 – 9:50 a.m. Meeting with your Dean 

10 – 11:30 a.m. The Common Experience

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

1 - 2:30 p.m. Where Do You Stand? Conversations with Classmates

2:30 – 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, September 1, 2018

7 – 9 a.m. Breakfast 

9 – 10:15 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

Optional Orientation Activities 

1 - 3 p.m. Red Devil Tailgate

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. MANdatory, F.R.U.I.T., and Sister Circle (These three groups work with men of color and first-year women of color.)

2 - 3 p.m. WIND (A group for international students and domestic students interested in global issues.)

3 - 4 p.m. Academic Success Strategy Secrets REVEALED

3 – 4 p.m. Asian and Asian American Collective (AAC) Information Session

3 – 4 p.m. LGBTQ+ Ice Cream Social

4 – 5 p.m. Latina Discussion Group/Latin American and Carribean Club

4:15 – 5 p.m. Finding Your Route (A neighborhood run of 1, 2, or 3.1 miles.)

4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner  

7 – 8 p.m. Brickers on Britton 

8:30 - 10 p.m.  Eric Mina - Comedy Hypnotist

Sunday, September 2, 2018

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch 

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

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. FYG Meeting 

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

5:30 – 7 p.m. Welcome Back Dinner

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)