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. 


Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation

For students starting at Dickinson in Spring 2021, we will be offering a Virtual Orientation experience similar to what was delivered in August 2020. More specific details to come! Depending on the college's decision regarding the spring semester, there may also be an in-person Orientation experience for all new students, including those who started remotely in the fall.

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Important Dates (2020-21)

Form Deadlines (available in Dickinson Gateway)
Disability Accommodations Request (if relevant) - Due by October 15, 2020 
First Year Seminar Selection Form – Due by October 15, 2020 
Advising Session Prep Form - Complete by November 5 
Placement Exams – Complete by November 7 
Area of Academic Interest Survey - Complete by November 7 
Language Background Information - Complete by November 7 
Music Background Information - Complete by November 7 
Course Request Period – Monday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 18 
Financial Aid Recipient Information Form - Due by December 1, 2020 
Health Forms – Due by January 8, 2021 
START Program – Complete by January 8, 2021 
Active Intruder – Complete by January 8, 2021 


Contact Us

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