One community, many voices.
The opportunities to engage in your community are endless. You will be able to learn more about each opportunity and express your interest at new student Orientation during the residential neighborhood meetings. Take the time before you arrive on campus to consider how you want to be involved your first-year as a Dickinsonian. The following are some of the opportunities that will be available within your first year residential neighborhood.
Adams Hall Healthy Eating Program, fall 2009
The Community Association is a central feature of the residential experience at Dickinson College! The association assumes leadership and responsibility for those dimensions of community living that require student input and involvement. Members meet weekly to discuss the ideas and events that matter in your community. As an association member, you will have the opportunity to work with an advisory board comprised of a faculty member and two staff members. You'll learn about and tackle issues related to energy consumption, social life, alcohol and community safety, academic life and more. Students with all kinds of skills are needed for the Community Associations, from first-time leaders to students with previous leadership experience. We're looking for the creative and artistic, the organized and more logistically minded. No experience necessary—the association is just students who care about where they live.
If you are interested in building a sense of community within your neighborhood through events and programs, this might be the opportunity for you! Through weekly meetings with your Residential Community Director, the Programming Board is a way to bring your creative ideas to life in the form of engaging, thoughtful and enjoyable events. So whether you're interested in music, art, sports, cooking, literature, politics or any number of other activities, students on the programming board will work together to make these events a reality. No prior programming knowledge is necessary- just the passion to create a vibrant social experience within your neighborhood.
All Dickinsonians have responsibility to and for their community, especially in resolving community concerns—the Community Forum is your chance to get involved, in an interactive way, in addressing concerns that are impacting first-year residence hall communities. The forum emphasizes peer accountability, serves as a venue for managing community conflict and works to uphold the expectations created by residents. As a forum member, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the challenges of engaged citizens by meeting regularly with peers and your Residential Community Director to resolve concerns in the hall. You’ll also learn valuable skills that will serve you well into the future. If you’re able to make difficult decisions (or would like to learn this valuable skill), are attentive to the need for respect in a community and willing to help a community reach its full potential, then the forum is for you!
Adams Neighborhood Welcome Message
Drayer Neighborhood Welcome Message
Quads Neighborhood Welcome Message
Represent your Class!
Do you have a knack for history? Have you ever participated in a quiz bowl? Would you like to represent your class during Orientation?
We are looking for 4 first-students from each neighborhood to participate in a quiz bowl competition about the history of Dickinson College. We will be selecting students to challenge each other in a battle of knowledge and wits. Students who are selected will receive study materials ahead of time to help prepare for the competition. If you would like to be considered, please email the Orientation office at email@example.com