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Current International Students

As a current student at Dickinson College, you may find the following information helpful:

Responsibilities of a J-1 Student

F-1 Status Information

Health Insurance Requirements

Important reminder regarding travel:

All students and scholars who depart the U.S. and intend to return to Dickinson College to resume their program must have their Form 1-20 or DS-2019 endorsed for travel.  Please see Bryan Bartosik-Velez in the Office of Global Education.

Important Dates 2009-2010 

As you begin to plan your arrival/return to Dickinson this fall, please be reminded of several important dates with respect to on-campus housing:

August 23-24

NEW international students arrive on campus

August 29-30

RETURNING international students arrive on campus

October 17-21:  Fall Pause

Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan remains ACTIVE

November 25-29:  Thanksgiving Break

Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE

December 19:  Last Day of Final Exams

December 20:  Residence Halls CLOSE AT NOON FOR ALL STUDENTS

Students needing transportation to the train/bus station or airport in Harrisburg are to use the shuttle service provided by DPS.  Shuttle information is available online at:  http://www.dickinson.edu/student/shuttlesvc.html

December 21-January 1:  NO CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE

Please make your plans early!  No housing will be available on campus during this time.  Assistance in finding local host families will be provided during the fall semester.

January 1-January 23:  LIMITED HOUSING AVAILABLE for students who request break housing prior to deadline.  No meal plan will be available.  Housing request forms will be available at the beginning of the semester and will be due to Residential Life by November 20.  NOTE:  Students who request housing for this period will be placed in temporary accommodations and will not be able to access their normal residence hall assignment.

January 23:  Residence halls reopen for returning students

Students needing transportation to the campus from Harrisburg are to use the shuttle service provided by the Office of Student Activities.  Shuttle information is available online at:  http://www.dickinson.edu/student/shuttlesvc.html

March 13-21:  Spring Break

Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE

May 18:  Last Day of Final Exams

May 19:  Residence Halls CLOSE AT NOON FOR ALL STUDENTS (EXCEPT GRADUATING SENIORS, OSAs, AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS)

Any other student wishing to stay on campus during Senior Week must receive prior approval from the Office of Residential Life.

May 23:  Commencement

All students with permission to remain on campus until Commencement must leave campus by 5 PM Please reference this information as you make your travel plans for the next academic year.  Please do not hesitate to contact International Services with any questions.

 
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