Resources & Services
The online Student Handbook is produced as a resource for the
students, faculty, staff, and administration of Dickinson College. Content
is subject to change. Please contact the appropriate person or office to obtain
the most current information.
Location: Holland Union Building, Lower Level
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
717-245-1271 (Devil’s Den)
Devil’s Den Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – Midnight; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – Midnight
(Hours subject to change over College break periods)
The Dickinson College Bookstore offers a variety of
merchandise and services. The book department caters to all your book needs,
including course books and general reading materials. You will also ﬁnd all of
your class supplies and a complete line of Dickinson insignia clothing,
glassware and gift items. You can also sign up for a New York Times
subscription and rent a Microfridge (microwave/freezer/refrigerator
combination) for your residence hall room.
The Devil’s Den convenience store provides a variety of
products, including beverages and snacks, school supplies, laundry detergent,
greeting cards, health and beauty aids, newspapers, magazines and discount
movie tickets to the local theaters.
The Bookstore and Devil’s Den accept cash, checks, Bookstore
student charge account, Dining Services declining balance, MasterCard, Visa and
Discover cards. At the beginning of each transaction please tell the cashier
that you are using your student charge or declining balance. Students are
encouraged to keep their receipt, as no return can be processed without the original
sales receipt. See the Student Accounts section for more information on student
Union Building, Lower Level Phone Number:
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Cashier’s Ofﬁce is available for basic money
transactions. Services include personal check cashing for up to $100 with a
Dickinson student ID at no charge and making payments on college accounts.
M&T Bank will cash checks larger than $100, if they are stamped by the
Cashier’s Ofﬁce, and if you have your Dickinson student ID. There is a $30
charge if a check is returned. An automated teller machine (ATM) is located
across from The Underground in the lower level of the HUB for 24-hour money
access. There are also several banks
in Carlisle within walking distance of the campus.
Union Building, Lower Level Phone Number: 717-245-1900
Ofﬁce Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Office of
Conferences and Special Events (CASE) books all reservable spaces on campus and
provides audio and visual support for any function involving the Dickinson
staff, and outside organizations are all welcome to take advantage of our facilities
and professional staff. Most on-campus room bookings for college-sponsored
events carry very little charge, if any. Before calling CASE, determine what
type of function you have in mind, the number of people you expect and what
services you would be interested in using (i.e. catering, audio/visual support,
etc). Planning ahead will ensure a successful event.
During the academic year, contact CASE at 717-245-1900 to
reserve any of the following spaces:
- Atriums, lobby spaces, etc., in academic areas
- Classroom/Academic spaces (Prior to the start of
each semester, the Registrar will complete the initial assignment of all
classroom space. Immediately prior to and during the semester classrooms will
be scheduled by CASE.)
- College Guest House (i.e., Vincett House)
- Holland Union Building (i.e., Social Hall and
- Lecture Spaces (i.e., Stern Great Room, Memorial
Hall, Weiss 235, etc.)
- Outdoor Spaces (i.e., Academic Quad, Morgan Field,
Weiss Field, Britton Plaza)
- Seminar Spaces (i.e., McCauley Room, Old West Room
- Theater/Performance Spaces (i.e., ATS Auditorium,
Rubendall Recital Hall, The Depot*)
*The Depot will not be available after 12/7/12
Reservations for the following spaces may only be scheduled
with CASE after securing prior approval from the department or office noted:
- Dining Hall: Director of Dining Services
- Kline Center: Kline Center Facility Manager
- Mathers Theatre: Department of Theatre & Dance
- The Cubiculo: Department of Theatre & Dance
- Residential Common Spaces (Goodyear, Adams, etc.):
Campus Life (717-245-1556)
Campus facilities are used heavily during the academic year.
It is recommended that you reserve space well in advance. Groups afﬁliated with
the college should reserve a space at least one week in advance of the function.
Groups not having a relationship with the college must work directly with the
Director of Event Planning to reserve facilities and there will be a charge
assessed for use by such groups.
Event Registration Form
- All student organizations desiring
to schedule events in the following locations: Althouse 106, ATS, Dana 110, The
Depot, Residential Common Spaces (Goodyear, Adams, etc.), HUB Social Hall,
Kline Center, Memorial Hall, Rubendall Recital Hall, Stafford Lecture Room, Stern
Great Room, Tome 115, Weiss 235 and any outdoor venue must complete an Event
- Any student organization hosting
events with an expected attendance of 50 or more individuals or if the event is
open to the public must complete an Event Registration Form.
- Students may reserve the desired
space up to two semesters in advance of the event. The online Event Registration
Form must be completed at least two weeks in advance of the event. Failure
to complete this form at least two weeks in advance of the event will result in
cancellation of the reservation. NOTE: Once in the Gateway, click on “Event
Registration” then click on “Submit an Event” to complete the online form.
- For more information, please
contact CASE at 717-245-1900 or the Ofﬁce of Campus Life at 717-245-1556.
Events with Alcohol
- The use of alcoholic beverages
(without proper alcohol event registration), smoking, the use of narcotics and
gambling of any kind are not permitted in college facilities.
- The Hosting Guide for Events with
Alcohol is available in the Ofﬁce of Campus Life.
- Please be sure to review the
Alcohol Policy that can be found in this handbook.
Event Technical Support
Information regarding set-up and audio/visual requests must
be made at least one week (7 days) prior to the date of the event. Requests
made less than 7 days in advance will be accommodated based on the availability
of staff and/or equipment. Set-ups are normally available to college groups
without charge, however, demands for unusual set-ups or for equipment that is
not available at the college could result in a service charge.
There are several different resources available for
advertising events on campus. The most effective and frequently used place for
advertising events on campus is the Holland Union Building (HUB). Student
groups and ofﬁces can take advantage of several different advertising options
College Information Channel - The college Information
Channel (Channel 19 on Dickinson’s cable network) is used to broadcast campus
announcements and upcoming events. To submit information to be posted on
Channel 19, stop by the HUB Information Desk and complete a request form. CASE
reserves the right to edit announcements as needed.
- This publication is available on the college’s Web site and in weekly printed
versions and contains listings for events, lectures, musical performances, ﬁlms
and other programs on campus and in the Carlisle community. Each edition also
contains announcements, reminders, job opportunities, and other information for
faculty, staff and students. To submit an item, use the online form.
- To ﬁnd out what is happening on campus, browse the college’s events calendar,
which is updated daily. To have your events included on the calendar, contact
CASE at 717-245-1900. To view this online calendar, select the browse events tab.
- Published biweekly, Extra Features highlights the accomplishments and
uniqueness of students, faculty and staff as well as provides information for
the on-campus Dickinson community. Extra Features is sent to all faculty and
staff via e-mail. To submit information or ideas for Extra Features, contact Media Relations at 717-245-1289. The
editors of the Extra Features reserve the right to edit information as needed.
Poster Maker - A poster maker is available in the
Office of Campus Life to turn your 8½” x 11” ﬂyers into large posters. There is
a $4.00 charge for each poster. The poster machine is available from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
T-stands - T-stands are available to hang ﬂyers and
posters in the HUB. T-stands can also be used in various ways at events. To request T-stands for use in the HUB or elsewhere on campus,
contact CASE at 717-245-1900.
Sheets on Britton Plaza – The heavily traveled
Britton Plaza is an ideal location for marketing your events. This exterior
wall of the HUB is a popular location and is reserved on a ﬁrst-come,
ﬁrst-served basis. The Office of Campus Life (717-245-1556) handles these
reservations and provides the sheets and other necessary supplies.
Spiral Staircase - Many groups ﬁnd the spiral
staircase an excellent spot for hanging large banners. You must reserve the
staircase to post large banners at the top. This area of the spiral staircase
is reserved on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Plan ahead and make your reservation
early for this very popular advertising spot. CASE handles these reservations
at 717-245-1900. Anyone may post ﬂyers without reserving the lower space as
long as they are not posted on wood or glass surfaces.
Union Building, Upper Level Phone
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services is responsible for all food operations on campus, including the Dining
Hall, Union Station, Underground, Quarry, Biblio Café and all snack and
beverage vending machines. The staff makes every effort to provide you with the
best food, served in comfortable environments. If you have special dietary
needs, contact the office to schedule an appointment to discuss how Dining
Services can work with you to meet these needs. The staff welcomes your
suggestions and comments. Feel free to share comments via the phone, e-mail, in
person or take advantage of the “napkin notes” comment board. The board is
located in the Dining Hall and is a place for you to leave helpful comments and
positive remarks on napkins or other paper.
students living in college-owned housing are required to purchase a meal plan.
Four meal plans are available: Traditional, Flexboard I, Flexboard II and
Apartment Flex. On the Traditional Plan, you can eat every meal throughout the
entire semester. The Flexboard I and Flexboard II Plans afford you flexibility
to manage your point usage and give you a declining balance of $125/150;
however you will not have enough points to eat every meal all semester. The
Apartment Flex is only available to students who live off-campus or in college-owned
apartments. You can use your meal plan at the Dining Hall, Underground, Union
Station, Quarry and Biblio Café at various times during the day allowing for
continuous food service with your meal plan from 7 a.m. to midnight. To obtain
more information about the differences between the plans (i.e., when and where
you can use your meal plan) contact the Dining Services office at 717-245-1318
or visit the Dining Services
can open a declining balance account even if you are not on a dining plan by
contacting the ID Office. Meal plan points and declining balance money that
comes with your plan must be used within the semester purchased. Flexboard
points may be used for catering events, barbeques and specials. The staff at
Dining Services can assist you in planning your function.
Refer to the policy and procedures section of this handbook for more information regarding meal plan accommodations (see Disability Services).
Services provides you with a photo identification card which is your official
College ID and is required for entry to the Dining Hall, Kline Center and
special events. During orientation, a time is scheduled for new students to
have their photo taken. Your photo ID also allows you to gain access to a
number of buildings on campus, including the HUB, Library and Weiss Center. Your
ID is also required to make charges to your account at the Bookstore, Devil’s
Den, Dining Services (all locations) FAS Mail Center, Health Center, access
your declining balance account (DBA), check out materials at the library and to
cash checks. See the Student Account section of this handbook for more
information on student charging privileges. Purchases can be made via the DBA
debit system at all of the above locations plus the Print Center and Library
Copiers (these two locations are DBA only), after your printing allotment is
used. There is a 10% discount for all DBA purchases made at any Dining Services
ID card is not transferable. The loan or transfer of your ID card to another
person is not acceptable and is considered a College policy violation. If you
misplace or lose your card, you may go to the ID Office for a meal pass. There
is a $1 charge for each meal pass written. Lost or mutilated cards may be
replaced through the ID Office for a $20 replacement fee. Returning students
who need to replace a lost or stolen card should contact the ID Office.
Dining Hall is the dining room of the college. You are expected to abide by all
College policies and to be pleasant and considerate to others while in the
Dining Hall for the benefit of other diners and staff. All diners must wear
shirts and shoes in the Dining Hall.
Location: 5 North
Orange Street Phone Number:
717-245-1212 (General); 717-245-1700 (Service Response)
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Facilities Management takes care of the buildings and grounds
on campus. This includes everything from changing light bulbs to constructing
new limestone buildings on campus – and everything in between. The department’s
goal is to provide excellent service to the community while protecting and
enhancing the college’s physical assets, its buildings and grounds. Facilities
Management supports the college’s mission and programs by providing safe,
clean, functional, efficient, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing facilities
for the college community, its neighbors and visitors.
Bicycle Parking and Storage
Thank you for considering the environment and your personal wellbeing and choosing to ride your bike. Dickinson College is committed to protecting the environment and the health of its students and staff, and we encourage you to continue riding. Dickinson is also committed to safety and we want to ensure that bikes are parked and stored properly to enable clearing snow from sidewalks and emergency egress from buildings.Bikes that are improperly parked or stored will be removed and impounded by Public Safety. To get their bike back, owners will be required to pay a fine of $50 to Dickinson College. All bikes must be parked in bike racks or in approved bike storage rooms. Bikes may not be stored in buildings, where they block safe passage, or where they inhibit snow removal.
If you need service in your residence hall room or elsewhere
on campus, contact the Facilities Management Service Response Center. All
requests, concerns, or ideas about facilities maintenance are welcome. Non-urgent
requests can be made through our Web
site. Urgent requests should be called in at 717-245-1700. For after-hours
emergency service, call the Department of Public Safety at 717-245-1349.
Energy and Water - Facilities Management’s energy
program provides comfortable living conditions for the community as efficiently
as possible. Money saved by reducing energy expenditures is used to improve
campus facilities and perform project work. Facilities Management asks the
Dickinson community to help out with this effort by turning off lights in
unoccupied spaces, turning off the water when brushing your teeth and reporting
any water leaks or drips. During break periods, temperatures in unoccupied residential
facilities are set back and all appliances are unplugged to avoid unnecessary
consumption. Over 50% of Dickinson’s electricity is generated by wind power.
Students living on campus will
receive an allocation of 34 cycles of laundry each semester, equivalent to one load (wash and dry, or two washes
if you prefer to sustainably air-dry) per week. Students can track their usage
at the e-Suds machines. Additional cycles cost $2.25/cycle, payable with coins
at the machines or by purchasing a laundry card in the Bookstore or the Devil's
Den. For more information, see the facilities management Web site.
Compost - Facilities
Management recycles paper, commingled waste materials, cardboard, yard waste
and motor oil. In each campus building containers for trash, recycled paper and
commingled recyclables are provided for convenient disposal. Commingled
recyclables include tin, aluminum, glass of any color, and plastics. Recyclable
paper includes paper of any stock or color, including newspaper and magazine
paper. The college also composts food waste from the Dining Hall and other
select areas on campus, sending hundreds of pounds of material to the College
Farm on a daily basis.
Student Sustainable Printing
Program - This program was developed to
discourage wasteful printing, conserve environmental resources, and control the
amount of printing to avoid passing rising costs to students. All actively enrolled
students receive a 600 page allotment per semester. For more
information about the Equitrac program, visit the campus operations
College Phone Number: 717-245-1308
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Two-thirds of all Dickinson students receive some form of
ﬁnancial assistance. Aid is awarded on the basis of computed and documented
ﬁnancial need. Students who qualify are given a ﬁnancial aid package which may
include loans, Federal Work Study allocations and awards from one or more grant
programs. For questions or help with applying for federal, state and
institutional grants, loans or work study, visit our Web site or contact us via
Union Building, Lower Level
hours subject to change over College break periods.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday,
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Student Mailroom is located at the bottom of the spiral
staircase in the HUB and distributes all incoming student mail. If you receive
a package, a notice will be placed in your HUB Box. In order to retrieve your
package, you must take this package slip to the Package Pick-Up window, along
with your photo Dickinson student ID. To ensure receipt of your mail, please
utilize the proper mailing address:
28 N College St
PO Box 1773
The physical street address is for carriers such as UPS and
Fedex. The PO Box is for mail sent through the US Postal System. Always use
your name and HUB Box number so your mail will not be delayed.
Hours: Monday –
Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The FAS Mail Center, located at the north end of the HUB’s
lower level, processes incoming and outgoing mail for the Faculty,
Administration and Staff. Members of the campus community may also purchase
stamps and send outgoing mail via UPS or the US Postal Service.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday,
Noon – 2 p.m.
The Package Pickup window is
located at the north end of the HUB’s lower level. A photo Dickinson College ID
and the package notice are required to retrieve a package.
Location: 5 North
Orange Street Phone Number: 717-
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Window: Holland Union Building, Lower Level (in FAS Mail Center)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dickinson College’s Print Center is a full-service copy
center for high-quality, professional documents at competitive prices. Our
professional graphic designers can create a great-looking project on time and
within budget. Or take advantage of our new graphics area where you can come in
to the Print Center and be assisted with your design projects at no cost. Web
based job submission allows you to complete a job ticket on-line, attach your
print job, receive a price quote and view a proof from the convenience of your
computer. Finishing services include: cutting, folding, stapling and
saddle-stitching, hole punch, coil and velobinding, laminating and drymounting.
Bulk mailing services are also available. Let the Print Center take care of all
of your design, printing and bulk mailing needs. Visit our Web site for
Location: Budget Office,
Old West, Third Floor Phone Number: 717-254‐8949
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
College offers many opportunities for on-campus employment through both
institutional and Federal work-study positions. Students are responsible for locating
and securing on-campus jobs. To search on-campus employment listings, log-in to
the student Gateway and access DickinsonConnect. This system is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For a more detailed explanation of the student employment program, including
guidelines for on-campus employment of first year students, visit our Web site or contact the
Student Employment Office by phone or via e‐mail. Students must complete all necessary paperwork and become
familiar with payroll policies and procedures before beginning employment.
Questions concerning student payroll should be directed to Student Accounts at
Union Building, Lower Level Phone Number: 717-245-1953
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Student Accounts Office is located in the lower level of
the Holland Union Building, next to the Micro Room. If you are experiencing
difﬁculties with your student account or student loan, call 717-245-1953 or
contact us via e-mail.
An itemized statement of fees and charges is mailed to you
approximately 7 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Payment is due
and payable in full by the due date noted on the invoice. Accounts not settled
by the due date may result in delayed registration and are subject to a late
payment fee of $50 in addition to a 1.5% per month late charge on the unpaid
balance. Transcripts and diplomas cannot be released for any student whose
account is in arrears, whether or not that student is currently enrolled.
Educational loans issued by, through or upon approval of the college must be
current as well.
There are times when pending ﬁnancial aid will be expected
to cover the balance on your account. If you anticipate any delays in clearing
your student account prior to the payment deadline date, please consult Student
Accounts regarding your federal ﬁnancial aid. This may help you avoid late
charges and registration delays. For your convenience a return form is enclosed
in your semester billing statement. If you are not making a direct payment for
the balance of the student account, this form will alert the office regarding
your expected payment methods.
Students may charge items to their student account at the
following locations: Bookstore, Devil’s Den, Dining Services (all locations),
FAS Mail Center and the Health Center. If your student account is not current,
your charging privileges will be suspended. College Bookstore and additional
Dining Services charges are transferred to the student account during the ﬁrst
week of the month. Current monthly charges will not be reflected on your
account until the end of that month. Students and their families are able to
pay their account balances via credit card. Credit card payment information is
located on our Web site. Please have your student ID number available before
you call or access the Internet site. A service fee will be required subject to
your ﬁnal approval prior to the completion of the transaction. The Bookstore
(including the Devil’s Den), 717-245-1330, Dining Services, 717-245-1318, or
the Health Center, 717-245-1835, can answer speciﬁc questions regarding
Dickinson College is committed to providing and supporting a
full and rich academic and social environment for students. In order for
students to fully participate, free from illness, injury or unexpected and
potentially overwhelming medical expenses, the college requires that all
students have health
insurance provided through the college at a reasonable premium. A student
who has similar or greater coverage under a parent’s medical policy is eligible
for a waiver from this requirement. Students who hold citizenship from
countries other than the United States are required to have the college-sponsored
health insurance policy. Speciﬁc cost information and access to the
on-line waiver form are available at the Financial
Operations Web site. Important Note: Regardless of insurance,
all full-time matriculated students are eligible to use the Wellness Center-Health Services.