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Welcome to the Dickinson family!

We hope you'll use this page to learn more about your student’s college experience. During the summer, your student will be receiving a number of important mail and email communications from the college that require timely responses. We hope that the information provided here will make the process a bit easier.

As always, please feel free to email us at or call us directly in the New Student Programs Office at 717-245-1671.

Next Steps

Our goal is to be a partner in supporting students as they establish connections with the educational community. We're happy to work with you if you have any questions that may help your transition. If questions do arise concerning secure information—such as a Gateway username, password, or course registration—we require that the student make contact with campus offices to verify their identity.

To help your student stay on track, we encourage you to review the Orientation site thoroughly and connect with your student about the weekly email messages containing important action items they are receiving.

And check out our virtual series, Helping Your Student Thrive, with sessions hosted by a variety of members of the Dickinson community, covering topics like wellness, the residential experience, finances, advising, and much more.

Questions About Your Bill?

If you have any questions or concerns about your billing statement, please contact Student Accounts at 717-245-1953 or Visit the Student Accounts website for additional information and frequently asked questions.

Payment Plan and Parent Financing

Many parents find the monthly payment plan to be helpful in managing college costs. To learn about options for combining the payment plan with long-term financing through the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 717-245-1308 or That office can also be contacted if you have questions related to applications for loans or financial aid.

General Questions?

General questions can be directed to Mallory Wishard in the Office of Parent Relations at