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Weekly Three Things

June 2024

Three Things for June 5

1. Submit overdue forms ASAP!
If you have not completed the forms that were due June 3, please make that a top priority. The forms are found in Navigate. If you have any difficulties accessing or submitting these forms, email 

2. Get ready for adventure with Pre-Orientation: Explore More!

Pre-Orientation: Explore More programs are dynamic, interactive experiences for small groups of incoming first year and transfer students hosted by campus departments, offices, and student groups. Each program features a virtual meeting before students arrive on campus and an immersive experience prior to Orientation week. Check out the programs—registration is open!

3. Visit campus this summer.

Visit programs designed specifically for incoming students will be happening on July 17 and 26. These are optional programs—you won't miss anything critical if you're unable to visit on these days—but a great opportunity to meet some faculty, staff and students and have your questions answered. Register through your applicant portal

If you can't visit campus this summer, but still want to check out your new home, don't worry! You can still take a virtual campus tour or view the campus tour video

Three Things for June 11

1. Prepare for your New Student Advising session and placement exams.

You will begin your academic journey this summer by discussing your emerging academic interests with a member of the New Student Advising team in preparation for fall course selection. New Student Advising sessions will occur July 8-12, to prepare for course requests the following week. Please review the New Student Advising page on the Orientation website, which explains when and how to schedule your advising sessions, and how to prepare for it. 

Everything you need to know about placement exams—what to take and what not to take, how to find the exams, who to contact with issues and frequently asked questions—is available on the Orientation website. 

2. Learn how we can help you manage your health care.

The First Year Student Health (FYSH) program is an optional program that connects students to the Wellness Center during the first semester. The FYSH Program has been designed by the Wellness Center to help ease your transition into college life.  As you adjust to living away from home, you will also be making many decisions about your health and wellness for the first time. The Dickinson College Wellness Center is here to help make sure you are on the right path to success. 

If you are interested in FYSH and want to be included in FYSH related activities, please complete the interest form

3. Visiting Campus? Get your I.D. card!

Check one thing off your move-in day to-do list by stopping by the I.D. office in the Holland Union Building anytime during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to get your ID photo taken if you will be on campus for a visit this summer! Your ID card will be used to purchase meals, use the college printers and laundry machines, check out materials from the library and media center, grant you access to events and certain buildings and more. You can also submit a photo through the GET app

Three Things for June 19

1. Consider diving deeper.

Join one of our Pre-Orientation: Explore More programs to connect with classmates and take an in-depth look at some of Dickinson’s distinctive programs before you immerse yourself in Orientation week. We still have availability in “Music Unleashed”, “Jewish Community”, and “Dickinson Christian Fellowship: Welcome to the Neighborhood” programs. Registration will close on Friday, August 16 at midnight! Please note that the Pre-Orientation programs are optional and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

2. Get tips for packing "green" and customizing your room.

We know you're busy making lists, shopping and packing (and awaiting your housing and roommate assignments, which will come in early August), so we wanted to share some helpful resources. Check out our Greener Packing List for ideas about what to bring and what to leave behind and learn more about how to "green" your move-in. We can't wait to see how you will make your residence hall room your own! 

3. Find answers to your questions.

Use the Frequently Asked Questions page to navigate some of the common questions posed by incoming students. It covers topics like what kind of computer you should bring, when you will find out your roommate assignment and everything in between. 

Three Things for June 26

1. Don't be late—finish your forms by July 1!

Essential forms that must be completed by July 1 include health forms, music background form, your roommate preferences (including review of your Housing & Food Agreement) and any placement tests. Review your to-do list in Navigate for additional details, and to keep track of what’s complete and what’s due. 

2. Consider student employment with dining services.

Working on campus gives students the opportunity to connect in a friendly environment, serve our community, learn important skills for the workforce, and earn extra income. First year students that wish to work on campus must work for Dining Services. Respond to by July 14 to hold your spot! Additional information available at

3. Preview the tentative orientation schedule.

Start planning your first week on campus with a sneak peek at the daily schedules. Note that some dates and times are subject to change, and you will receive a final schedule when you arrive on campus.