We believe an informed and supportive family plays a key role in a student's educational achievements. For that reason, we want to help you participate in your student's experience at Dickinson by providing important tools and resources to make it easy for your family to stay engaged. Our goal is to make the Dickinson experience as positive for you as it is for your student.

Office of Parent Relations

As you begin your journey as a Dickinsonian, there are many resources that will guide you along the way. Below are several helpful links and ways you can get involved. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Masland-Fatherree in the Office of Parent Relations at parents@dickinson.edu or 800-543-3809.

Summer Sendoffs

As the newest members of our community, we invite you to join fellow students and families for a Summer Send-Off. We have planned a series of these events across the country and abroad and hope you will gather with us to meet others in the Dickinson community as you prepare for your journey to Carlisle!

Find a summer send-off near you and register today!

Class of 2019 Parent Information Form

The Office of Parent Relations recently mailed our Family Information packet. Included in the mailing was the Family Information form for you to complete and return. You can download the form below and return it to the following address.

Class of 2019 Parent/Guardian Household Form

Sarah Masland-Fatherree
Office of Parent Relations
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

If it is more convenient you can either scan and email the form to maslands@dickinson.edu or fax it to 717-245-1687. 

Important Dates

Fall 2015 Semester

New Student Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 26

Classes Begin
Monday, Aug. 31

Family Weekend
Sept. 25-27 2015

Mid-Term Pause
Friday, Oct. 16 - Wednesday, Oct. 21

Thanksgiving Vacation
Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Monday, Nov. 30

Classes End
Friday, Dec. 11

Spring 2016 Semester 

New Student Orientation
Saturday, Jan. 23

Classes Begin
Monday, Jan. 25

Spring Vacation
Friday March 11-Monday, March 21

Red & White Day
Saturday, April 9

Classes End
Friday, May 6

Sunday, May 22