Just running around the office this morning talking with colleagues about some of the really fantastic emails we’ve recently seen sent by our admissions volunteers (current students) in response to student questions.
Prospective students and applicants (potential future Dickinsonians sounds nicer!)—please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask to be connected to a current student. The voice of the admissions counselors should not be the only one that you hear in your search process. —Molly
Wondering what life at Dickinson/in Carlisle is like day to day? Check out the email below, sent by current sophomore and native Texan, Emily Pryor:
”…It was such a pleasure to meet you as well and I’m so happy you were able to come up for a visit. Your question is an excellent one. Like I told you, I’m from Dallas, so I was pretty anxious to see what living in a small town would be like. I’m so glad I did come to college in a small town, and I chose to do so for a purpose: student life, even on the weekends, centers around campus. That was really important to me. Dickinson is close enough to large cities like Philadelphia, DC, New york, and Baltimore for students to travel there if need be, but remote enough to make students always want to stay on campus. Carlisle has so many cute shops and restaurants for students; on the weekends lots of times, my friends and I go downtown to eat or shop. Furthermore, Dickinson organizations plan TONS of activities on the weekends to make sure that there is always something to do. We have MOB, Multi-Organizational Board, which is a student club in charge of planning fun events for students. This can include concerts, dances, musicians, etc. Every semester, MOB sponsors a spring and a fall concert as well. In recent years, we’ve had Kid Cudi, Regina Spektor, and Pretty Lights to name a few. My typical weekends also usually include catching up on sleep, work, and with friends, sports games (I love going to football, lacrosse, and soccer games), and eating out. My favorite thing about Dickinson is the people, and weekends are usually just full of spending time with the people I love.
Here’s an example of an email from MOB:
Link to Compass Events
Thursday, November 17th 5:30pm Bingo for the Domestic Violence Service –Social Hall 7pm Storytelling: Grim Grimm: the Darker Side of Fairy Tales –The Depot Friday, November 18th 5pm Weiss Gallery 204 New Works by James Krabiel 7pm Apollo Night –ATS 7pm Different Drummers: Marking Time in Music -Recital Hall 7:30pm Film: The Way- Carlisle Theatre 8pm The New Normal: A Dance –Mathers Theatre 9pm-1am Grilled Cheese for Sale- Britton Plaza 10pm-2am Rihanna’s Sassy and Mischievous Dance Party –The Depot Saturday, November 19th 6:30-8:30 pm Film: The Day My God Died -Dinner, Documentary, and Ladies Night Discussion -Bosler 208. 7pm Gaming Club Events- HUB SR 204-206 7:30pm Film: The Way- Carlisle Theatre 8pm The New Normal: A Dance –Mathers Theatre 10pm-2am Decade Dance- SNAR
ONE MORE! Last week we had a school wide talent show called Apollo Night. Here’s the email about that:
Friday, Nov. 18th @ 7 pm in ATS
(doors open at 6:30 pm)
Join us in paying tribute to the world famous Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater opened in Harlem, NY in 1934. The Apollo’s trademark: “Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made,” illustrates the tremendous amount of flourishing, young talent that has performed under the lights at the Apollo. Some of these talented artists include: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, and many more.
Tickets are on sale this week in the HUB, $5 pre-sale, $7 @ the door ! All proceeds from this event will be going to First Book, an organization that has donated over 85 million books to schools and programs for children from low-income homes, since its founding in 1992.
Judges: President Durden, Eliza Clark (Pi Phi), Sara Markowitz (MOB), Maame Marfo (AAS), and Fabian Hernandez (First Year Student)
The acts that will be performing are:
Paul and Rameen
Pi Beta Phi
Laeli accompanied by Reggie
Megan Lee (with Liz Mauri)
Belly Dance Team
Hosted by: the African-American Society, the Mutli-Organizational Board, and Pi Beta Phi Sorority
I hope this all helps! Again, thanks so much for coming on the tour and good luck with the rest of your semester! Let me know if you have more questions.
Political Science Major