Orientation at Dickinson

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.

Save the Date

For your planning purposes mark your calendars for the following 2016 move-in dates:

International students participating in Pre-Orientation Adventures are permitted to arrive on Saturday, August 20, due to extensive international travel. 

  • International Student Arrivals: August 21 
  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Participant Arrival: August 21, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • First-Year and Transfer Arrival: August 24, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Though it may seem far away, new-student Orientation will be here soon:

  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs: August 21-23
  • New Student Orientation: August 24-28
  • International Student Orientation: August 24
  • Classes Begin: August 29
  • Homecoming & Family Weekend: October 28-30

Contact Us 

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