Dickinson's Orientation program for new students is designed to facilitate your integration into the unfamiliar academic and residential setting that is college life. Through Orientation we invite you to learn about the experiences, opportunities and community that Dickinson has to offer. Keep an eye on the Orientation site for first-year activities, news and getting involved in Orientation. 

Important Dates (2020)

We look forward to welcoming #dson2024 to campus!


  • Aug. 23-25: Pre-Orientation Adventure Programs
  • Aug. 26-30: New Student Orientation
  • Aug. 30: Convocation (#dson2024 sign-in ceremony)
  • Aug. 31: First Day of Classes
  • Nov. 6-8: Family Weekend


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call the New Student Programs office at 717-245-1671 or email slce@dickinson.edu