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. Orientation is required for all new students.
Important Dates (2023)
Aug. 20: Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) Participant Belonging Drop-Off & Pre-Orientation programs begin
Aug. 23: New Student Move-In Day & Orientation Begins, required of all new students
Aug. 27: Convocation (#dson2027 sign-in ceremony)
Aug. 28: First Day of Classes
Pre-Orientation: Explore More Programs
Pre-Orientation: Explore More programs are dynamic, interactive experiences for small groups of incoming first-year and transfer students hosted by campus departments, offices, and student groups. Check out the 2023 programs, and register now!
Join us on Zoom Wednesdays at noon for these sessions, which will be hosted by a variety of members of the Dickinson community, covering topics like wellness, the residential experience, finances, advising and much more.