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.


Important Dates (2022)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24: Move-In Day & New Student Orientation Begins
  • Monday, Aug. 29: First Day of Classes

Parent/Guardian Virtual Summer Series

Parent/Guardian Virtual Summer Series

Join us for our 10-week virtual series, Helping Your Student Thrive, starting June 1 with sessions hosted by a variety of members of the Dickinson community, covering topics like wellness, the residential experience, finances, advising and much more.

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Explore More Adventure Programs

Explore More Adventure Programs

Explore More programs are dynamic, interactive experiences for small groups of incoming first-year and transfer students hosted by campus departments and student groups. Registration opens June 17.

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Check out coverage of last year's move-in day and Orientation:

Welcoming Dickinson's Class of 2025

Welcoming Dickinson's Class of 2025

The Dickinson community officially welcomed the members of the class of 2025 to campus on First-Year Move-In Day.



Contact Us

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