Explore More 2022 Programs

We have a rich and dynamic list of programs available for EXPLORE MORE 2022! You will be able to register for a program starting at noon on Friday, June 17! EXPLORE MORE programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

Explore More programs have a registration fee of $175. You must pay in full when you register—note there is a $50 non-refundable deposit. If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver, email slce@dickinson.edu. Please do not hesitate to reach out about a waiver—we want EVERYONE who is interested to have an opportunity to participate. 

Explore More registration opens at noon EDT on Friday, June 17.

EXPLORE MORE: Theatre! 

If you're looking for a way to meet like-minded students interested in the performing arts (both onstage and off), EXPLORE MORE: Theatre! is for you! We will visit the various arts spaces the campus has to offer, enjoy a few surprise activities with members of the Dickinson theatre community, and attend a professional show. If you're even considering getting involved in theatre – whether as an actor, technician, director, or designer – we're looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Dickinson! 

Weekend Experience: September 9 – September 11 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: Jewish Community 

Come and discover your Jewish home on campus! You will build connections with other Jewish students, meet campus leaders from many different parts of the Asbell Center, and learn how to make Jewish community on campus your own! Activities will include a virtual trivia night and pickling. The program will culminate with a retreat off campus where you and your friends can relax, connect, cook together, explore nature, and enjoy a weekend together. 

Weekend Experience: September 9 – September 11 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: Law and Ordering Food  

The EXPLORE MORE: Law and Ordering Food Program is perfect for students who are interested in studying the law and legal studies, like participating in acting or Mock Trial, or just want a taste of the local Carlisle cuisine. This program provides new students an opportunity to get to know one another better by simulating a real trial in the Cumberland County Courthouse. Students will participate in various fun activities that build social bonds and strengthen their understanding of the law and their ability to act, all while enjoying food from Carlisle's best restaurants. 

Weekend Experience: September 9 – September 11 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: Connecting to Our Community & Place 

Join the Center for Civic Learning & Action (CCLA) and the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) to learn more about water in our Carlisle community and ways that you can impact our environment for the better. EXPLORE MORE: Connecting to Our Community & Place will include an opportunity to walk the LeTort Spring Run Trail and learn about how students and other community members can be involved in preserving and protecting this local stream. Participants will be able to engage local water conservation efforts through service with our local nonprofit partner Clean Water Cumberland to protect our natural environment (e.g. tree planting or stream clean up). 

Weekend Experience: September 16 – September 18 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: GO LOCAL 

Discover what Carlisle and the Cumberland Valley have to offer with the Dickinson College Farm! Learn about resources in our community from parks, food, and recreation, to seasonal events and find YOUR place here. What makes Carlisle special and how can you connect yourself to the people and place? During this EXPLORE MORE program, you'll camp out at the College Farm (& enjoy some s'mores and locally sourced treats!) and then spend a full day learning about topics from CSAs and composting to biogas and salsa making! 

Weekend Experience: September 16 – September 18 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: Sustainability 

Take part in this unique local overnight adventure that will explore why place matters, demonstrate what sustainability means at Dickinson, and participate in an overnight experience that allows for personal reflection and goal setting in Michaux State Forest. We will sleep indoors at the all-equipped Ironmasterʼs Mansion nestled in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park, swim in local lakes, hike to a rocky summit vista, kayak on Laurel Lake, and explore the rich history of the Pine Grove Iron Works. Spend time cooking local foods together in a group cooking lesson and sharing stories by a bonfire. Come EXPLORE MORE and take a deeper dive into sustainability at Dickinson. Learn what's happening and how to get involved! No previous experiences required. 

Weekend Experience: September 16 – September 18 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: WILD Backpacking 

Explore the forests surrounding Dickinson through a WILD (Wilderness Introduction to Life at Dickinson) experience! WILD Backpacking: Join us as we hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail! Meet and develop friendships with fellow Dickinsonians as you learn the basics of backpacking and overcome challenges that you may meet on the trail. 

Weekend Experience: September 16 – September 18 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: WILD Basecamp 

Explore the forests surrounding Dickinson through a WILD (Wilderness Introduction to Life at Dickinson) experience! WILD Basecamp: Camp out at one of Pennsylvania’s local state parks, and explore all it has to offer! Activities may include canoeing and kayaking as well as a sunrise hike! Roast marshmallows at the campfire and sleep under a canopy of stars as you bond with your fellow students.

Weekend Experience: September 16 – September 18 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: History & Traditions from Carlisle to Hershey 

Join us in finding out more about the history of Dickinson and Carlisle, then Harrisburg, the capital of PA, and finally, Hershey, the Sweetest Place on Earth! We will learn about Dickinson College’s history, have dinner in Carlisle and take a historic walk around Carlisle with the Barefoot Historian. We will also visit the Pennsylvania State Museum, which maintains a collection of nearly 5 million artifacts and objects that interpret the rich history and pre-history of Pennsylvania. Lastly, we will visit Hershey, where we will visit Chocolate World and take a ride on the Hershey Trolleyworks, a guided trolley tour exploring the town's history and life story of chocolatier Milton Hershey. After our trolley ride, we will visit the Hershey Museum to learn even more about Milton Hershey and the town created by chocolate! There is so much more history in Central Pennsylvania than just Gettysburg! You do not have to love history and chocolate to enjoy this EXPLORE MORE but it helps! 

Weekend Experience: September 30 - October 2 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: Healthcare Careers 

Apply to gain your first healthcare experience as part of a small cohort group at Dickinson! Participate in healthcare exploration activities with your EXPLORE MORE: Healthcare Careers cohort. Some of the activities for this cohort may include sharing a meal with your peers and the faculty members on the Committee for the Health Professions, watching and discussing a healthcare-focused movie, meeting alumni working in healthcare careers, and more experiential preparation to begin your Dickinson career. You will even start year one on campus by knowing how to search for and find future internships or research opportunities within basic sciences or clinical experiences. Plus, work with your peers to draft your first professional resume and prepare your career plans within the healthcare industry. 

Weekend Experience: September 30 - October 2

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student. 

EXPLORE MORE: Jumpstart to Connecting the Dots 

This is your opportunity to connect with the Advising, Internships & Career Center at Dickinson! The Center brings Academic Advising, internship opportunities and student and alumni career services together to provide seamless, personalized support and development. Join our staff and our Peer Advisor upper-class students for an engaging and lively acceleration to help you define and pursue your authentic interests on campus and in the wider world. Through this dynamic and highly personalized EXPLORE MORE program you will gain tools and resources to become career and success ready. Our program will include an alumni networking session, interview preparation challenges, self-assessments and much, much more. Donʼt miss out on this opportunity to start connecting the dots and to jumpstart your future, today!  

Weekend Experience: October 7 - October 9 

Explore More programs are intended for members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students. Participation is limited to one program per student.