The Campus & Community
Dickinson College brims with history, cultural and intellectual vibrancy and distinctive, small-community allure. And the same could be said of the region it inhabits. Dickinson boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the region in a metro area that was named one of the country's best places to raise a family by Forbes magazine
and voted one of America’s “most livable cities
.” Whether you enjoy visiting historic landmarks and museums, browsing specialty shops and galleries, attending sports events, sampling local or international cuisine, taking in a show, hiking a famous scenic trail, shopping for a classic automobile or fishing in a well-stocked stream, Dickinson and its surrounding region offer something to interest you.
- Stern Center
- Denny Hall
- Information Commons
- Downtown Carlisle
- Farmers Market
- Downtown shops
- Montgomery House
- Red chairs
- Morgan field
- Carlisle Theatre
- Fall on campus
- Old West
- High Street
Maps and Directions
Are you planning to visit Dickinson? Use these maps to navigate your path across campus, across town or across the state. View Maps
Community Resources and Continuing Education
Dickinson is proud to be a part of the Carlisle community. We invite community members to use many of our resources and to share in educational, cultural and artistic events, including enrichment courses, lectures, exhibits, sports competitions and performances. learn more
Community Engagement and Educational Opportunities
It’s no accident that Dickinson College resides in the heart of downtown Carlisle, just blocks from the town square. The college’s founder, Benjamin Rush, had selected the spot so students could spend a day in the county courthouse and witness legal proceedings in action. Today, Dickinson College is actively engaged with the Carlisle community in a variety of ways.
- supports community-improvement projects and initiatives
- partners with community organizations
- provides arts, educational and athletics opportunities for community members [link to community services page]
- offers students an engaged learning environment that promotes a lifetime of community service.
Learn more about community-engagement opportunities at Dickinson
History of Carlisle
Carlisle is a history buff’s dream. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Carlisle Historic District includes architecture from each century in American history and still retains much of the original 1741 town construction.
Visit Carlisle and you can walk in the footsteps of George Washington, who worshipped in a church just blocks from Dickinson. Or you can see the site of the Carlisle Indian School, where Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe once studied; visit the gravesite of Revolutionary War hero Molly Pitcher; or find the home of famed 20th-century poet Marianne Moore. Learn More
Elizabeth Grazioli '09 didn't find the perfect job. She created it.