Orientation at Dickinson College
New-student Orientation will be here soon, so mark your calendars for the following important dates:
- Move-In Day: August 21, check in from 8-11 a.m.
- Parent Orientation: August 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Orientation: August 21-25
- Classes Begin: August 26
Dickinson's Orientation program, which will run from Aug. 21 to 25, is designed to facilitate a successful integration into a new and unfamiliar academic and residential setting.You will be introduced to Dickinson's academic culture through information sessions, meetings with your advisor and your First-Year Seminar. You'll discover the social culture as you get to know your floormates, Orientation group and seminar classmates. As you explore the campus and learn your way around, you'll also recognize the character of the Dickinson community, and we know you'll be glad to be a part of it.
you prepare, this site contains information you and your family will
need in order to arrive fully prepared to start your Dickinson
experience. The site will be updated regularly during the summer, and we
will be contacting you via regular mail and your Dickinson e-mail with
Your Orientation Assistant
Going away to college is a big transition, and the Orientation program at Dickinson College is designed to make that transition easier. More than 50 current students will welcome new students to campus and will work hard throughout Orientation to make sure it is a memorable week and a great introduction to life at Dickinson. Your Orientation Assistant will reach out to you during the summer to start connecting you to other first-year students, as well as answer any questions prior to your arrival on campus.
Accessing your E-mail and Dickinson Gateway
Access your Dickinson e-mail as well as valuable information and services through the Dickinson Gateway at http://gateway.dickinson.edu. Your Gateway user name and password are available in the Applicant Portal. If you need assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-245-1000.
If you have any questions, please call the Orientation office at 717-245-1555 or e-mail email@example.com. We are here to help make your preparations for and arrival at Dickinson as smooth as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to our distinctive community.