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.
Important Dates (2017)
We look forward to welcoming you to campus!
Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs: August 20-22
International Student Arrivals: August 16
New Student Orientation: August 23-27
Classes Begin: August 28
View the tentative Orientation schedule to start planning your first moments on campus!
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!
- Get Moving! Move-in day announces the class of 2020's arrival on campus.
- In This Together Pre-Orientation Adventures help new students build community through common interests.
- Eyes on 2020 Dickinson welcomed the class of 2020 and kicked off the academic year on Sunday, Aug. 28, with a Convocation ceremony that encouraged incoming students to embrace difference while honoring history.