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.

We are so excited to welcome the class of 2025 to campus this fall! Keep an eye on the Orientation site for important information in the coming months.


Get ready for adventure!

Get ready for adventure!

Explore More programs are dynamic, interactive experiences for small groups of incoming students hosted by campus departments and student groups. Each program will feature a virtual meeting before students arrive on campus, a session during Orientation, and an immersive weekend experience in the first half of the fall semester. Registration opens on June 1. Learn more!


Important Dates (2021)

  • Wednesday, August 25: New Student Orientation Begins

  • Monday, August 30: First Day of Classes



Contact Us

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