Each year, Dickinson Community has several programs and events that are put on for the enjoyment of the residents. Some are planned by volunteers, some by the Dickinson Town Council, and some by the Residential Life staff. There are always new programs being planned in addition to our annual events. Events are open to all Dickinson residents and are sure to produce lasting memories.
Dickinson Day is a day of outdoor activities, food, and performances put on by the Dickinson Community Residential Life staff. Past Dickinson Days have included volleyball competitions, popcorn, ballroom dance lessons, co-rec football, board games, and a cappella group performances from the Tonics, Pegs and Crosbys. Dickinson Day occurs at the beginning of the fall semester and is open to all residents.
Every fall the co-rec field fills up with cheering fans and players from all the buildings in Dickinson Community. Co-Rec football is a season long two hand touch football league that has all six of the Dickinson Buildings competing against each other. The interesting twist in this co-rec football league is that a female has to be quarterback for the team. The teams are made up of six people per side and two females have to be on the field at all times. For 4-5 weeks a regular season (about 7games) takes place to determine playoff seeding, and then a two weekend long playoff, culminating in a Super Bowl to win the Championship Cup for the year. Included in this Dickinson Tradition is rivalry week where sister buildings play each other and a weekly news letter to keep everyone up to date on the weekend’s results.
Hall & Area Events
At the beginning of the fall semester, elections are held for the Executive Board of each building's Hall Government. Students are given the chance to give a speech about who they are and why they want to be a member of their Hall Government. Elections are held soon after in the Dickinson Dining Hall.
In the middle of the spring semester, elections are held for the Executive Board of the Dickinson Town Council. Students are given the chance to give a speech at a DTC Meeting as well as at each of the Halls about who they are and how they can help better Dickinson. Elections are held soon after in the Dickinson Dining Hall.
Open Mic Night
Once a month on a Friday Night, Dickinson puts on an open mic night in the Dickinson Fireplace Lounge. Students from the community perform singing, music, poetry, comedy, dance, and any other talents. Usually the Dickinson Town Council provides a schedule for sign ups as well as the show. Look for one each month. Here is a sample of one of the performances
The Dickinson Semi-Formal is planned every spring semester by the DTC E-Board. The best way to describe the semi-formal is to have you think of your high school prom, except the semi-formal is a lot more fun! We don’t crown a king and queen of Dickinson, but you get all dressed up, go to a banquet hall off-campus where there is definitely a lot of dancing, great food, and a ton of socializing taking place!
Mutant Mania is a competition between all the buildings in Dickinson Community during the Spring Semester. The competition is nine days long with athletic events such as Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Volleyball as well as events like Jeopardy, clue, and a Scavenger Hunt. All residents in Dickinson are encouraged to participate as there is an event for everyone. It is an excellent opportunity to meet those living around you and earn some bragging rights for your building. Captains are needed for each building and are usually elected by the residents of the hall. Theses captains ensure that there are participants for each event and disseminate information about Mutant Mania.