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.


Important Dates (January 2023)

  • Thursday, January 19: New Student Move-In Day & Orientation Begins
  • Monday, January 23: First Day of Classes

Preview the Orientation Schedule

Preview the Orientation Schedule

Start planning your first week on campus with a sneak peek at the daily schedules.

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Parent/Guardian Virtual Summer Series

Parent/Guardian Virtual Summer Series

Join us for our 10-week virtual series, Helping Your Student Thrive, recorded Summer 2022, with sessions hosted by a variety of members of the Dickinson community, covering topics like wellness, the residential experience, finances, advising and much more.

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Check out coverage of last year's move-in day and Orientation:

Welcoming Dickinson's Class of 2025

Welcoming Dickinson's Class of 2025

The Dickinson community officially welcomed the members of the class of 2025 to campus on First-Year Move-In Day.



Contact Us

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