Alumni College

Who says you can't go back?

New this year, the Alumni College provides you a special opportunity to experience Dickinson as if you were a student again. The morning begins with breakfast, where you will walk through the line with many of the same options available during the semester. You will then have the opportunity to attend a 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. "class" presented by Dickinson professors, staff and fellow alumni. Come and re-experience what a college class is like while discovering the amazing new things happening at Dickinson.  Upon completion, you will meet in Memorial Hall for remarks by President Roseman and a light reception.

Participants are not required to attend all portions of the Alumni College program.


7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast

Set your alarm and join fellow classmates for breakfast in the HUB just as you would have as a Dickinson student.

9-9:45 a.m. Session 1

Select one:

1. Serving Up a New Way of Thinking and Eating - Stafford Auditorium, Rector Science Complex
Jenn Halpin, Director and Manager of the Dickinson College Farm
Over the last ten years, Jenn Halpin has had the opportunity to witness and be a part of changing the food culture on campus. As the Dickinson College Farm Manager, Jenn works daily with students, faculty and the local community to deepen personal connections to the land and the food that we eat. Join Jenn for a historical perspective on the food revolution taking place on the Dickinson College campus and learn how students and graduates are making an impact, using food as a catalyst.

2. Visually Stalking Dickinson - Old West Steps
Carl Socolow '77, College Photographer
Learn how to capture the best shot in the moment. Meet in front of Old West with your camera and learn the best angles, light etc. to capture the perfect photo. Discussion will also include an esthetic and philosophic discussion on visually illustrating our alma mater and the issues involved in photographing at an institution of higher learning as well as in the world at large.

3. Made and Broken by the Great War: Some Extraordinary Americans in World War One - Althouse 204
Wendy Moffat, Professor of English
Come see Prof. Moffat’s latest research on the untold story of a circle of idealistic Americans in the First World War. With archival images and personal photographs, she’ll take you from Greenwich Village to France and back over a fateful decade. They are strangers when the story begins, but by chance and desperation they befriend each other. The woman journalist wounded covering the war, the doctor who invented “forward psychiatry,” the daredevil pilot, and the aerial photographer—all returned home to an America oblivious to the lessons the war had exacted from them.
10-10:45 a.m. Session 2
Select one:
1. Yoga on Morgan Field - Morgan Field
Camille Moses-Allen '04
Camille is recognized as one of Baltimore's leading yoga teachers and has been interviewed on WBFF Fox 45 News; featured in the Baltimore City Paper, the Baltimore Magazine, Inside Lacrosse Magazine,, and on the University of Maryland's website. She has also served as a Lululemon Ambassador and currently represents Under Armour. Camille is thrilled to be part of Dickinson College's Alumni Weekend! For more on Camille, click here. All experience levels welcome. 

2. Greater Carlisle Project - Althouse 201
Neil Leary, Director of the Center for Sustainability Education
Dickinson College, in partnership with local organizations, has launched the Greater Carlisle Project to make the communities of and around Carlisle better places to live by building a sustainable local economy, creating more equitable access to needed resources and services, and protecting and restoring environmental assets. Come learn what we are doing and how we are involving our students. You are also invited to share what your community is doing to promote sustainability.

3. Financial Strategies 101 - Dollars and Sense - Althouse 106
Lauren Woodcock '11 
A financial professional at AXA Advisors, LLC in New York, Lauren will explain the advantages of smart financial management. The seminar reviews five financial management components: Cash Management, Risk Management, Estate Planning, Investment Strategies, Tax Reduction Strategies and Retirement Programs.

4. Building on Pride: Weaving Rainbow into our Dickinson Tapestry - The Quarry, Second Floor
Brian Patchcoski, Director of LGBTQ Services
Come engage with the Director of LGBTQ Services and learn about initiatives at Dickinson to support the LGBTQ community. Alumni will be encouraged to share their ideas, their history, and poised to think about how they can be involved with LGBTQ and ally work in the Dickinson community.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dickinson Then and Now
Meet in Memorial Hall for remarks by President Roseman and a light reception. Connect with alumni from across all class years and experiences while viewing displays about Dickinson’s past, present and future.