New Student Orientation at Dickinson College hosts organized, purposeful, and positive introduction and socialization to college life for students and their families. Partnering collaboratively with many offices and departments, Orientation helps students gain the skills, information and meaningful relationships needed to acheive personal outcomes while in at Dickinson College.
As a new student, you will take on new challenges and meet many different people with diverse interests, backgrounds and experiences. We want to help you be successful, feel at home and learn about the whole range of academic opportunities available.
Fall 2012 First-Year and Transfer Orientation
August 22-26, 2012
Orientation Assistant Recruitment
Dickinson College maintains a rich campus tradition of Fall Orientation as the College prepares to welcome the entering class. Orientation Assistants work during the orientation program to guide new students into Dickinson life. Individuals help students in their transition to college and assist various campus departments and offices with the orientation programs. We are looking for students with varying levels of campus experiences. The group is advised by Annie Kondas, Assistant Director of Campus Life and Travis Brown, Student Director for Orientation and the Orientation Committee.
To be considered as a candidate for the Orientation Assistant position, a student must present the following qualifications:
- Understand, appreciate and be able to articulate the mission and goals of Dickinson College.
- Be able to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic regard for Dickinson and campus life -- both academic and co-curricular expectations and involvement.
- Be currently enrolled as a full-time student.
- Must be a community member in good academic and disciplinary standing.
- Must be available to participate fully in all scheduled orientation training modules (August 20-21), New Student Orientation (August 22, 2012 – August 26, 2012) and select extended Orientation events during the fall semester.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Lead and facilitate incoming first-year students in all scheduled program events and activities.
- Co-lead group discussions, field events, and related activities oriented to team building, academic advisement, and discussions surrounding the common first-year reading.
- Realistically yet enthusiastically represent the College, and serve as a role model for new students entering Dickinson.
- Conduct and facilitate program activities that will introduce, promote and educate new students about Dickinson and its academic and co-curricular services and resources.
- Work as a member of the Fall Move-In Crew responsible for assisting students moving into their respective residence halls.
- Promote first-year neighborhood opportunities and spirit.
- Convey information about College services offered about campus life in general that will set the foundation for a successful transition in the fall.
- Assist in all aspects of Fall Orientation materials preparation, as assigned.
- Reconnect with Orientation Group in Fall semester
- Act as a facilitator for the common experience discussion.
- Assist with three Extended Orientation events during the fall semester
- Attend to work assignments in a responsible, positive, and respectful manner which demonstrates good judgment, work ethic, and accountability as a College representative.
- Have exemplary social behavior regarding drugs and alcohol in accordance with the Dickinson College Community Standards.
- Have fun, enjoy the experience, and encourage new students to maximize their college experience.