Orientation Weekend is designed to facilitate a successful transition into college life at Dickinson State University.  You will have many opportunities to discuss life as a college student in group discussions, get to meet other new students as well as returning students and interact with Staff and Faculty from around campus.  

Parents and other family members are welcome to attend events Friday as students move into their residence hall.  Parents may attend a parent programming session planned just for parents and family members and enjoy a meal together with their student in the campus cafeteria before allowing their student to explore campus on their own for the weekend.  We will share with parents and family members what to expect as your child becomes a college student at DSU.

As a student attending Orientation, you will:

  • Meet with your Orientation Weekend Leader to guide you through the weekend and connect with other incoming students.
  • Learn about the expectations of a university student.
  • Meet and interact with faculty and staff from around campus.
  • Get answers to all your questions.
  • Have fun!

First-time freshmen are required to attend new student orientation.  The Fall 2015 new student orientation weekend is scheduled for August 19th-23rd, with Convocation on the 24th
*There is a non-refundable $50 new student orientation fee that will be applied to your student account. 

2015 Orientation FLYER electronic flyer 5-20-2015