Dickinson College Pre-Orientation Adventure program is a two-and-a-half day, small-group, theme-intensive experience open to incoming first-year and transfer students.

Students will begin their Dickinson experience by participating in one of our many programs designed for 10-15 students. Combining experiential education, team-building, early involvement, and leadership adventures, each program introduces students to Dickinson through interaction with new and current students, faculty, and staff. The Adventures cost $300, $50 of which is non-refundable. The fee includes food, accommodations, activities, supplies, and transportation to and from campus. Students will pay for the program at the time of registration. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 717-245-1671 or by email at slce@dickinson.edu. A limited number of fee waivers are available.

2020 PRE-ORIENTATION REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Registration will open on May 18th, 2020 at 10AM EST!

Check back this summer to see what exciting programs we'll have to offer!

Pre-Orientation Fee Waivers

A limited number of fee waivers are available for students with high financial need. We will not be accepting fee waiver requests until registration for Pre-Orientation 2020 has opened. The deadline to indicate interest in a fee waiver is July 10, 2020. If you would like to apply for a Pre-Orientation program fee waiver, send your request as an email message to Erin Slattery at slattere@dickinson.edu with the subject line "Pre-O Fee Waiver Request." Please send your request email before registering for a Pre-O.

In the email, include your name, phone number, Dickinson email address, and the program that you would like to register for. If a student does not qualify for a fee waiver, the student will have the ability to receive their Pre-O program deposit back in full. Students who don't have access to a credit card to pay the registration fee should contact the Office of New Student Programs at 717-245-1671 or slce@dickinson.edu