Visiting a college campus, spending time with people who are part of the community and seeing for yourself what a college is all about are key ways to determine your fit. For your convenience, Dickinson offers a variety of ways for you to visit that will enable you to experience our vibrant campus community.
Open Houses and Special Events
Discover Dickinson Days
Designed for first-time visitors, this ideal introductory look at Dickinson features a welcome, a tour of our historic campus and an opportunity to learn more about the admissions and financial-aid processes. Come learn more about the distinctiveness of the Dickinson experience.
Dates and registration for this summer’s Discover Dickinson Day programs are coming soon.
Junior Open House
High school juniors and their families are invited to spend a spring Saturday at Dickinson! This visit, designed specifically for high school juniors, will give students and families a chance to learn more about the distinctive nature of the Dickinson experience through the stories and experiences of staff and students, while also learning more about the admissions process through optional workshops and presentations led by Dickinson’s admissions staff. Please register online or call 800-644-1773 for more information.
Daily Visit Options
Information Sessions are offered every weekday in the summer and spring semester and select weekdays throughout the fall semester. They are conducted by admissions staff members and provide an excellent opportunity to learn about everything from the college's distinctive mission to the "nuts and bolts" of the admissions process. To confirm availability and schedule an information session in advance, please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online.
Walk the campus with a member of our Liberty Cap Society and see Dickinson through the eyes of a current student. Tour highlights include: academic buildings, a residence hall and campus facilities like the Holland Union Building (student center), the Kline Center (athletics facilities) and the Waidner-Spahr Library. To confirm availability and schedule a campus tour in advance, please call 800-644-1773 or register online.
Tours are offered Monday through Friday.
- Mornings: 9 and 11 a.m.
- Afternoons: 1 and 3 p.m.
Interviewing can help us get to know you and learn more about your personal experiences, goals and aspirations for college; however, participating in an interview is not required for admission to Dickinson. We provide a variety of ways for prospective students to interview, on and off-campus, through Interview Days and individually arranged interviews, usually in person but sometimes via Skype. If you wish to interview, you must do so before your application deadline
On-campus interviews are offered to students starting in April of the junior year in high school, and are available Monday through Friday. To confirm availability and schedule an on-campus interview in advance, please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online.
Learn more about our student interviewers.
Learn more about our off-campus interview options.
Dine with a Dickinsonian
Student lunches are offered weekdays from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in the Dickinson Dining Hall. This is another opportunity to ask questions about the student experience on campus and live a little piece of the Dickinson experience with a current student. Meet your hosts—members of the Triton Admissions Ambassadors—in the lobby of the Admissions Office for your lunch ticket. Please register online or call 800-644-1773 for more information.
Lunch with a Professor
Dickinson students’ professors are not just teachers, they are mentors who remain in your life beyond your college years. This visit experience provides students the opportunity to attend a small group lunch hosted by a professor. This lunch is designed to complement the 10:15 am information session and 11:00 am campus tour. Please register online or call 800-644-1773 for more information.
Red Devil Days
Experience life as a Dickinsonian by shadowing a student for the day! The Red Devil Day is designed for the high school senior who wants to experience a true “day in the life” of a Dickinsonian. Each visit is customized for you and typically includes (but is not limited to) attending a class, spending time with a current Dickinson student and having lunch in the Dining Hall. Optional requests may include a campus tour or on-campus interview. To confirm availability and schedule a campus tour in advance, please call 800-644-1773 or register online.
The Office of Admissions offers a selection of weekend visit days throughout the spring. These visit days begin March 28th and run until the end of April. Weekend visits include a 10:15 a.m. information session and 11 a.m. tour. To confirm availability, please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online.