Pre-O Presents: A choose-your-own adventure from the comfort of your own screen 

Can’t wait to get started on your Dickinson experience? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pre-Orientation Adventures will now take place virtually. You may attend as many programs as you like by registering through the links below. 

Behind-the-Scenes: Theatre at Dickinson Info Session 
Tuesday, July 7 | 5-5:30 p.m. EDT 

Do you love theatre or are you wondering how to get started? Join this session to meet the Theatre Department and the Mermaid Players Club and find out what opportunities Dickinson offers to its thespians. This session will also be held on July 9. Register by Sunday, July 5. 

Registration:  https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-yvpjMjHNP0fk9UayhpRE6eWBQlcAfg 

Popcorn and Pliés! 
Thursday, July 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. EDT 

We will begin with an information session about dance opportunities at Dickinson including the various clubs and classes you can join—don’t forget to bring your own snack, popcorn or otherwise! Then join a virtual dance class led by the Dance Theatre Group (DTG) exec board, including yoga, Cunningham technique, and improvisation. No prior dance experience is necessary, so all are welcome to get a taste of what DTG does. 

Registrationhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlceiprDouGtbL6iaOAs5tUgEiJQs7c-13  

Behind-the-Scenes: Theatre at Dickinson Info Session 
Thursday, July 9 | 8-8:30 p.m. EDT 

Do you love theatre or are you wondering how to get started? Join this session to meet the Theatre Department and the Mermaid Players Club and find out what opportunities Dickinson offers to its thespians. This session will also be held on July 7. Register by Sunday, July 5.  

Registration: https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvduCrqD8jEtdlK6w6dzBIErAGDAs7hHgx 

Information Session with the Center for Civic Learning & Action 
Tuesday, July 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT 

Curious about getting involved in the community here in Carlisle? Join our information session to learn more about programs and opportunities for volunteering, internships in the community, and more. Hear from current students about their experiences and learn what makes Carlisle—your home for the next four years—so special. Time for Q&A is built into this session. Learn more about programs and upcoming events at www.dickinson.edu/ccla

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcuqtpzsqGdKF21cEFTOnIikM6lsDZ6j6 

Dickinsonians in Action Workshop with the Center for Civic Learning & Action 
Wednesday, July 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT 

Our vision is that Dickinson’s students become ethical civic leaders collaborating in pursuit of just and resilient communities—join us for this interactive workshop that explores how each of us can contribute to leadership to address our most pressing community challenges. This session will include current student and staff facilitators, and time for Q&A about getting involved in the Carlisle community will be included. Learn more about programs and upcoming events at www.dickinson.edu/ccla.  

Registration: https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-CqrT4uHdLiJitefyvLB13KqPECwV4L  

Behind-the-Scenes: Theatre at Dickinson Murder Mystery 
Saturday, July 18 | 3-6 p.m. EDT 

The Mermaid Players are hosting a murder mystery party! 

Registration: https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdumupj4oGtSvb2rbajlN3cGwA9YEPjUJ  

Sustainable Local Adventures: Regional Resources for Living Sustainably 
Monday, July 20 | 7-8 p.m. EDT 

Interested in sustainability at Dickinson and want to learn more? Join us for a virtual exploration series to visit some amazing local resources for recreation and adventure, learn from upper class students interested in sustainability, and meet other first year students with similar interests. The Center for Sustainability Education is looking to build a cohort of interested Class of 2024 students who love the outdoors, or shopping/cooking/eating local, or are interested in learning how to live more sustainably while at Dickinson. Each session will include info, intros, Q & A, ways to get involved and idea sharing. Join us for one session or both! All participants will be invited to an open house at the Center for Sustainability Education in August. 

During this session, virtually visit nearby Michaux State Forest, local lakes, hiking trails, bike trails, and more and learn about some Dickinsonians’ favorite places to visit in the region. Limited space available. 

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcuGhpzsjGdRNy6P2EluJOTK6u-aqYOAz  

Sustainable Local Adventures: Sustainable Living on Campus & Carlisle 
Wednesday, July 22 | 7-8 p.m. EDT
 

Interested in sustainability at Dickinson and want to learn more? Join us for a virtual exploration series to visit some amazing local resources for recreation and adventure, learn from upper class students interested in sustainability, and meet other first year students with similar interests. The Center for Sustainability Education is looking to build a cohort of interested Class of 2024 students who love the outdoors, or shopping/cooking/eating local, or are interested in learning how to live more sustainably while at Dickinson. Each session will include info, intros, Q & A, ways to get involved and idea sharing. Join us for one session or both! All participants will be invited to an open house at the Center for Sustainability Education in August. 

During this session, virtually visit Carlisle’s Farmers on the Square market, local ice cream shops, thrift shops, and campus sustainability resources including our bike share programs, The Hive, The Handlebar, and Dickinson Free xChange. Limited space available. 

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcuqrqjwoHdBq9K7Nlq4YnTHQRJwdufIC 

Havdalah with Asbell 
Monday, July 27 | 4 p.m. EDT 


Come and celebrate the end of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week with the students and staff of the Asbell Center. Get to know your fellow incoming classmates, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish Life at Dickinson! 

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvd-msqjwjEtJWZy2yzskcRv6ruXjO3rKu  

Getting Involved on Campus 
Wednesday, July 29 | 2 p.m. EDT
 

Are you interested in student government, joining clubs, playing club sports, or learning about fraternity & sorority life? The Office of Student Leadership & Campus Engagement (SLCE) is your headquarters for all of these and more! We'll answer all your questions about how to get involved at Dickinson. 

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOGrqDIjH9Td5B4jYQQbpSxlAcRvBhTc  

What’s the “Dill” With Asbell 
Wednesday, July 29 | 4 p.m. EDT 


Join the Asbell Center staff and student leaders for a fun virtual experiment in pickle making! Get to know your fellow incoming classmates, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish Life at Dickinson. 

Registration:  https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-CurDMqH90gNuHhpSDnmbiw9yG8VMW1  

Dickinson Farm Info Session 
Thursday, July 30 | 3-4:30 p.m. EDT 

Did you know that Dickinson has its own working farm? Meet several farm representatives to learn how the farm operates and get answers to your question! Limited space available. 

Registration: https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc-6prD0oHtZN5NDuhFC8HZwqt8QQ7djE 

 

Meet the Mobsters
Friday, July 10 | 7-8pm EDT

You’ll be floored once you meet the board! Join us for a panel with Dickinson’s very own MOBsters (the executive board of MOB, the College’s programming board). Come find out what we do to bring the Dickinson community together!

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-isrzwoE9OeIUhlXB3e1mW-LQxMmQeM

 

Game Night with MOB
Friday, July 24 | 2-3pm

Have you been wondering how to make your time at Dickinson more peppery, or less peppery? Then join the MOB exec board for an exciting night of Jeopardy! Starting with introductions and a Q&A session, the session will end with a fun game of Jackbox Trivia Murder Party and Dickinson themed Jeopardy. Come on out for a fun time!

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItc-2spjguGtOXoizlBlTY9M3jq0dVx4L5

 

Meet the Mobsters
Friday, July 24 | 2-3pm

You’ll be floored once you meet the board! Join us for a panel with Dickinson’s very own MOBsters (the executive board of MOB, the College’s programming board). Come find out what we do to bring the Dickinson community together!

Registration: https://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscu2hqzMiGtMxQ5YbGbqe-mnA0XccrVUR

 

Game Night with MOB
Friday, July 31 | 2-3pm

Have you been wondering how to make your time at Dickinson more peppery, or less peppery? Then join the MOB exec board for an exciting night of Jeopardy! Starting with introductions and a Q&A session, the session will end with a fun game of Jackbox Trivia Murder Party and Dickinson themed Jeopardy. Come on out for a fun time!

Registrationhttps://dickinson-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kduGqpzotGNS00H7KDfcd19TXuw0ch9UG

 


About Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs

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.

 

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