Choose Your Own Dickinson Adventure: Virtual Open House

This featured fall event will include many voices from within the Dickinson community and will be scheduled over three days in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” format. When you register, choose which sessions you would like to attend to create your own unique virtual visit experience!  

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Thursday, October 22 

4:30 p.m. Welcome from President Ensign and Opening Remarks 

Join us for a Virtual Open House kick-off and welcome! This session will feature remarks from President Margee Ensign and will include guidance on how to engage with this "Choose Your Own Adventure" virtual open house.  

5:30 p.m. The Dickinson Experience: Student Life Panel 

Who is the Dickinson student? What is life like on campus? What makes Carlisle  feel like home? Join this student life session to hear more about this place, and this experience from our students! Come with your questions and leave with a clearer picture of what it means to be a Dickinsonian. 

Note: This session will be offered twice. Please be sure to select the desired session time in your registration form. 

7 p.m. Virtual Campus Tour with a Member of the Liberty Cap Society 

Join a member of the Liberty Cap Society for a student-guided virtual tour! Go beyond the standard virtual tour experience and get to know members of the Dickinson student community through this interactive experience. 

Note: This session will be offered twice. Please be sure to select the desired session time in your registration form. 

Friday, October 23 

4 p.m. Virtual Campus Tour with a Member of the Liberty Cap Society 

Join a member of the Liberty Cap Society for a student-guided virtual tour! Go beyond the standard virtual tour experience and get to know members of the Dickinson student community through this interactive experience. 

Note: This session will be offered twice. Please be sure to select the desired session time in your registration form. 

5:30/6:30 p.m. Academic Perspectives: Faculty and Student Panel  

Enjoy this opportunity to hear from faculty and students as they reflect on the distinctive elements of a Dickinson education. 

8 p.m. The Dickinson Experience: Student Life Panel 

Who is the Dickinson student? What is life like on campus? What makes this place feel like home? Join this student life session to hear more about this place, and this experience from our students! Come with your questions and leave with a clearer picture of what it means to be a Dickinsonian. 

Note: This session will be offered twice. Please be sure to select the desired session time in your registration form. 

Saturday, October 24 

1 p.m. Connect with Us! 

Normally, we would welcome you to campus and have informal spaces throughout the day to chat, check in, and answer any questions you may have. This year, we created Zoom breakout rooms to do just that. 

From the Admissions Lobby: Parents-Only Breakout Room (1 p.m.) 

The lobby of admissions is a great space to connect with staff and mingle during your visit to campus. We’d love to replicate that experience virtually! These parents-only breakout rooms give parents and guardians the opportunity to connect with admissions staff directly, as well as members of our Parents Leadership Council, to ask questions--or just to check in. 

Common Room Convos: Students-Only Breakout Room (1 p.m.) 

Common Rooms are spaces in residence halls where students can come together to do homework, chat, and catch up about what’s new on campus. While there won’t be any homework being done in this session, these students-only breakout rooms give students the opportunity to connect with current Dickinsonians and get the inside scoop on student life, res life, and more! 

2 p.m. Life Beyond the Limestone: Young Alumni Panels

Dickinson’s distinctive liberal-arts approach fosters skills that benefit graduates well beyond the limestone walls. Enjoy this opportunity to hear from young alumni and see what graduates do with their Dickinson educations.

Session One
Darrell Pacheco '12, Investment Analyst, Vanguard 
Dr. Amy Cadwallader '01, Director of Science and Drug Policy, American Medical Association 
Natalie Cortez '09, Diversity Business Partner, Recruiting, Apple 
Andrew Guy '12, Associate, Covington & Burling, LLP 

Session Two
Dr. Keith Kleinman '09, Chief Resident, Emergency Room Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital 
Celeste Hippolyte '15, University Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Lyft 
Anya Malkov '08, Senior Manager, State and Local Public Policy, Amazon 
John Jones IV '11, Vice President, The Capitol One Labs 

3 p.m./4 p.m. College in the Time of COVID: Student Support and Resources  

There is no question that many things look different this year—including your college search. That’s why we designed these sessions with your unique circumstances in mind. Explore what resources and supports are available to students here at Dickinson in the following sessions: 

Student Wellness and Experience at Dickinson (3 p.m.) 

Learn about the support services that Dickinson students have access to, both in-person and virtually. Information will be provided about common challenges of transitioning to college and how different offices at Dickinson can help first year students with this transition. This presentation will also cover how issues of student health, wellbeing, and safety are addressed at Dickinson. 

Academic Exploration and Support at Dickinson (4 p.m.) 

In the Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development, we work closely with student to empower them to confidently navigate their college experience and beyond.  Dickinson is committed to helping students identify, confirm and then pursue their authentic interests.  Join Tara Vasold Fischer `02, Dean of Academic Advising, for a discussion about how we both challenge (and support!) students as they pursue their academic (and other!) goals in college. 

5 p.m. Conversation About Admissions and Financial Aid & Closing Remarks  

Led by Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Admissions Recruitment Gregory Moyer ’06 and  Director of Financial Aid Leah Young.

Register online or call 800-644-1773 for more information. We look forward to connecting with you!