Transfer Students

Orientation 2019 Transfer

This page contains the schedule for move-in/Orientation for our new transfer students. Many of the programs parallel those for incoming first-year students, which are designed to provide advising support, campus information and support for joining a new college community. There are some times during the schedule when you will gather as a transfer cohort so that you can meet other students who share your experience! When you arrive on campus, you will receive a more detailed version of your transfer Orientation schedule.

Over the Summer 

Required Forms and Exams

  • Before you arrive, a number of forms need to be completed. You can find them on the Dickinson Gateway
  • Health Forms
  • Placement Exams
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Music Info and Language Info forms
  • Disability Disclosure/Accommodations Request
  • Media Relations Forms
  • Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Preference Form
  • Housing Form (Transfer housing preference forms will be sent to your Dickinson e-mail in mid-June Transfer Academic Information)
  • Academic Integrity Online Course
  • Active Intruder/Assailant Awareness
  • START Program
  • Step Up!

Academic Advising and Course Selection

We recognize the unique academic support needs of transfer students. When your final transcript from your previous institution is complete, send it to the Dickinson College Registrar's Office for review. The official transcript should be mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office at P. O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896.

Once your transcript has been reviewed you will have the opportunity to work with an advisor to determine your next academic steps. For questions about course registration and information, contact Tara Fischer '02, transfer academic advisor and college dean, at 717-245-1080 or

Housing and Move-in Information

Please complete the “Incoming Student Housing Form”, located in Housing Self-Service (the “Housing” icon in Gateway). Housing forms will be due by July 1. Residence Life and Housing will be in touch with you in early August via your Dickinson email account regarding your housing assignment for the fall semester.

Move-In Day

We look forward to welcoming you to campus on your move in day! As August approaches, we will have more information about what to expect on move-in day. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the Orientation site. Please check back regularly to make sure you have the most current information.