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Weekly Three Things

July 2024

Three Things for July 3

1. Find your First-Year Seminar assignment.

Your First-Year Seminar assignment has been posted! Check the Dickinson Gateway for your assignment by selecting the SSB icon and then Student/Course Selection/Active Courses. And don’t forget to sign up for your New Student Advising Session (see the scheduling email sent to your D’son account last week). 

2. Be ready for your New Student Advising Session.

New Student Advising starts soon! You will begin your academic journey this summer by requesting your first semester's courses. Our New Student Advising team will be hosting sessions from the Advising & Student Success Office July 8-12 to discuss your course requests—and how your emerging authentic interests fit with those courses for the fall. Please review the information on our website to prepare, and make sure you have signed up for your New Student Advising session (see email sent last week about New Student Advising). This is going to be fun and completely centered on you and your journey! 

3. Complete your health forms.

The deadline to submit the required health forms to the Wellness Center was July 1, 2024. All required forms are completed through the Patient Portal. You must complete the online medical history form, complete the online TB Risk Assessment form, enter your immunization information and submit a copy of your healthcare provider's immunization record or the immunization record form signed by your healthcare provider. 

Wellness Center staff are updating the Patient Portal with all health information received to date, so please check your health forms status to verify compliance by following the instructions below: 

  • Go to the Patient Portal and log in with the same user name and password you use for email. You can also access the Patient Portal through Gateway and selecting the Pyramed tile. 
  • Click on the Immunizations tab, Immunization History to view your compliance status. 
  • Read any secure messages waiting for you and reply if you have any questions regarding the missing requirement(s).  

For additional information, please refer to our Health Forms Guide.

Special Note for International Students: If a required immunization is unavailable in your home country, the Wellness Center will be in contact with you to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine upon your arrival to Dickinson.

Remember: You won't be able to move into your residence hall if your health forms are not complete! 

Three Things for July 10

1. Connect with your New Student Advising team member.

New Student Advising sessions have begun! You should have received an email with details about scheduling your advising appointment, and how to prepare. If you have not yet done so, please schedule your appointment ASAP. Contact newstudentadvising@dickinson.edu with any questions. 

2. Celebrate with your fellow Dickinsonians!

Throughout July and August, you and your family are invited to connect with your new classmates as well as alumni, parents and current students at Summer Send-Offs around the country. Registration is available now!

3. Make arrangements for health insurance and plan your tuition payments.

All students are required to have health insurance. You may either enroll in the college-sponsored health insurance plan or waive this plan by providing proof of coverage. Click here to learn more about the student health insurance and how you can waive this plan.

The Student Accounts office will send you an email this week, with information on how to access your billing statement through the Gateway portal. Dickinson offers an interest-free monthly tuition installment plan through NelNet Campus Commerce. This plan allows you to spread out your fall semester out-of-pocket balance over five months (June to October) and spring semester out-of-pocket balance over five months (November to March) for a small enrollment fee of $35 per semester. For more information, or to enroll in the plan, please dial 1-800-722-4867 or visit the tuition payment plans page.

Three Things for July 17

1. Enter your course requests.

The first-year course request period opens at 9 am on July 17. Please review the instructions and enter your course requests via SSB in Gateway for fall 2024. Important: If you do not enter your requests by 4 p.m. on July 24, you will not be able to select classes until the First-Year Schedule Adjustment Period, which runs from August 14-September 1. 

Please Note: The course request period ends promptly at 4 p.m. on July 24. You are responsible for confirming that the correct course requests have been entered before the end of the Course Request Period. They will show in Gateway under Current Schedule with a status of “Course Requested” if entered correctly.

2. Get ready to move-in!

Residence Life & Housing looks forward to welcoming you to campus in August! During the month of July, we use the information you provided to us in your roommate preference form to assign you housing. We will share your housing assignment and roommate information by the first week in August. Move in for most first-year students will be Wednesday, August 28, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Family members are welcome to join their student on move-in day. If you have any questions, please contact reslife@dickinson.edu. 

3. If relevant, connect with Access & Disability Services about possible accommodations.

Did you have a high school IEP, a 504 plan, or eligibility for academic accommodations (like extended time on tests)? Might you need any accommodations this fall? So do hundreds of other Dickinsonians!  If you're not sure about using accommodations at Dickinson email access@dickinson.edu to confidentially learn more. 

If you intend to seek any accommodations, ADS needs sufficient time to review requests and supporting documentation so that accommodations can be determined and in place by the start of the semester. Even if you missed the May 31 deadline, it’s not too late if you go to the Access & Disability Services website and follow the steps for requesting accommodations ASAP.