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Dickinson College

Educational Resources

Libraries

Several science libraries, College archives, Rare book and manuscript collection, Jacobs collection (Asian documents and materials). Contemporary German studies center.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 536,776 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,846 current serial subscriptions.
  • 168,332 microforms.
  • 18,433 Audio/Visual items.
  • 151,777 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art gallery, arts center, planetarium, observatory, scanning electron microscope.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 581 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 140 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 55 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 20 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 350 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 92% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 12% of housing units are Singles.
  • 63% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 7% of housing units are Triples.
  • 16% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 61 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 16% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Student-run public affairs symposium, multi-cultural week, and series of cultural events planned by student committees, student-run social space. Amani festival, Octubafest, Clarke Center events.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 120 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Omicron Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Eta Sigma Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Iota Rho, Sigma Pi Sigma, Upsilon Delta Phi.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Fellowship, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Hillel, Interfaith Council, Isaiah Collequium, Lutheran Student Movement, Muslim Student Association, Newman Club (Roman Catholic), Presbyterian Campus Ministry, United Methodist Student Movement.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural club, African-American Society, Asian Social Interest Association, French, German, Indian Student Association, Italian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Pan Celtic Society, Russian, Spanish, Students for Social Action, Tikkun, and Umoja.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) choir, orchestra, musical ensembles, concert and jazz bands, musical theatre, drama groups, dance theatre, literary societies, film society, debating, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Young Democrates, Young Republicans, public affairs symposium, volunteer groups.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Dickinsonian (bi-weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Harrisburg (30), Baltimore (100)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Harrisburg (18)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Carlisle (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 15% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 30% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,018
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 19% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 24% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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