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Dickinson College Student Life

Dickinson College is on a 144-acre campus in a suburban setting in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, not far from Harrisburg. There are many activities and organizations for Dickinson College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Dickinson College also has fraternities and sororities.

Dickinson College has a thriving Admissions Volunteers. In fact, more students participate in Admissions Volunteers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Dickinson College include Outing Club, WDCV Radio Station, Student Senate and Multi-Organization Board.

Dickinson College students' favorite campus events are Spring Fest, All College Formal and Drag Show.

Dickinson College Housing

Dickinson College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Dickinson College students live on campus. In 2021, 65% of undergrads at Dickinson College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 35% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dickinson College. There are 2,114 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,932 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,88 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 98% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Dickinson College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Dickinson College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Dickinson College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Dickinson College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Dickinson College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Dickinson College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Dickinson College, take Interstate 76/81 to Carlisle, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Harrisburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Dickinson College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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