Tentative Transfer Orientation Schedule 2019

Below is a tentative transfer schedule for Orientation week, beginning with move in day on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The below is subject to change and is provided for planning purposes; the full schedule will be provided to you the week of Orientation.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 

8 – 11 a.m. Check-in for First -Year and Transfer Students

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. All-College Information Tents  

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Lunch

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pre-Orientation Participant Special Sessions  (ONLY for students who participated in Pre-Orientation)

1 – 2 p.m.  From Loans to Laundry: Financial Questions and Answers 

2 – 3 p.m. Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson (Parents Only) 

2 –3 p.m.  Helping Your Student Thrive at Dickinson – First-Generation Parents Session  

2 – 3 p.m. First Floor Meeting (Students Only)  

3:15  – 4:15 p.m. Welcome to Dickinson! With President Margee Ensign, VP and Dean of Students George Stroud, and Senior Assistan Provost John Henson

4:15  – 5 p.m. Family Farewell Reception Sponsored by Parent Relations 

5:15 - 6:30 p.m. FYG Meet and Eat!

6:45  – 7:15 p.m. Make Dickinson Yours (Dean Stroud)

7:30 – 8:45 p.m.Playfair (All new students can participate in a variety of fun activities. RAs are available to provide more information about residence hall specific programming.)

Thursday, August 29, 2019 

7:15  – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast 

8:45  10 a.m. Academic Integrity and Library Research for Transfer Students 

10:30  – 11:30 a.m Meeting with Dean Tara Fischer and Laura Kilko

11:30 – 1:20 p.m. Meet with your Group, Tour & Lunch  

1:30 – 3:50 p.m. Dining Services Paperwork (NOT REQUIRED if you are not working in Dining)

1:30 – 2:50 p.m.Placement Testing and Consultation   

4 – 5:30 p.m. Why Are You Here? *Required program for all new students  

5:30  – 6:30 p.m. Dinner 

7  – 8: 30 p.m. Resource Fair (NOT REQUIRED, ENCOURAGED AND FREE FOOD!)

– 9 p.m. Dining Services Orientation (NOT REQUIRED, MANDATORY IF YOU ARE WORKING IN DINING)

9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Rita's Italian Ice (NOT REQUIRED BUT FREE FOOD AND SOCIALIZING!)

 Friday, August 30, 2019

8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Breakfast at Square Bean and The Common Experience *Required program for all new students 

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch with Res Life Students *Required program for transfer students  

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where Do You Stand? Conversations with Classmates Required program for all new students  

2:30 – 5 p.m. Community Conversations *Required program for all new students

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner  

6 p.m. Shabbat Service  

6 - 7 p.m. DPS Meet and Greet (not required, highly encouraged!)

10 - 11:30 p.m. MOB's Sweet Tooth (not required, highly encouraged + free desserts!)

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - nothing is required today, highly encouraged 

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast  

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

11:45 a.m.  - 1:15 p.m. Trendsetters/First-Gen Lunch 

Optional Orientation Activities

1 – 2 p.m. Academic Success Strategy Secrets REVEALED 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. LGBTQ+ Ice Cream Social  

1:30 - 6 p.m. Center for Civic Learning and Action Service Trip

2  – 3 p.m. Learning more about Global Education and Study Abroad

2  – 4 p.m. Army ROTC Information Session “Developing the Future Leaders of Tomorrow” *Mandatory for incoming Army ROTC Scholarship Cadets. 

2 – 5  p.m.  Volunteer Clearances 

2 – 5 p.m. Voter Registration   

2  – 3 p.m. MANdatory Info Session

3 – 4 p.m. Asian/Asian-American Student Event  

3:30  – 4:30 p.m.  W.I.N.D.  Info Session

4 – 5 p.m.  Latina Discussion Group/Latin American and Caribbean Club             

4:15 – 5 p.m. Finding Your Route   

4:45  – 6:30 p.m. Dinner    

8:30  – 10 p.m. Cat Alvarado—Comedian

9 - 11 p.m. Nerf Gun Wars, Inflatables, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Maui Wowie Smoothies

 Sunday, September 1, 2019  

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Dickinson Interfaith Brunch 

2:45  – 3:30 p.m. FYG Meeting/Survey Completion 

5:15 p.m. Convocation and Sign In  

5:30 – 7 p.m. Welcome Back Dinner (all students) 

8:30 p.m. Run With It Performance