Dickinson's Orientation program for new students is designed to facilitate your integration into the unfamiliar academic and residential setting that is college life. Through Orientation we invite you to learn about the experiences, opportunities and community that Dickinson has to offer. Keep an eye on the Orientation site for first-year activities, news and getting involved in Orientation.


A Look Back: Welcoming #Dson2020

Just a few months ago, we welcomed the newest Dickinsonians to campus. There was lots of #dson2020 action on social media collected through Storify, a photo album on Facebook and web and video coverage of move-in, Pre-Orientation and Convocation. Take a look back as we begin preparing to welcome #dson2021!


Orientation at Dickinson

Important Dates (2017)

  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs: August 20-22

  • International Student Arrivals: August 16

  • New Student Orientation: August 23-27

  • Classes Begin: August 28


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call the New Student Programs office at 717-245-1671 or email orientation@dickinson.edu