Students: Choose Your Meal Plans!

Your meal plan is open for selection until August 27th at 4:00pm!

For info about the different types of meal plans and what they include, check here:

Please note that if you do not make a selection, all students will be placed into the Any 20 Plan, which has the best overall value. Changes requested after August 27 at 4:00 p.m. will not be accepted.

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Campus Alert

Wireless Network Maintenance

Infrastructure Systems will do an upgrade and maintenance on the campus wireless network on Sunday, August 15, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Access to the campus wireless network will be impacted during this period. Please contact Kevin Truman at with any questions.

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College Farm and Sustainability

The What, Where, & How to Enjoy Campus Gardens!

Join summer student researchers Dee Findlay and Maeve Thistel on Wednesday, August 18 at the Montgomery House Vegetable Garden and Lower Quad Herb Garden for demonstrations on how to harvest, prepare, and enjoy the many edible plants growing on campus. Demonstrations will be quick, informative, and tasty. Swing by each of the gardens over lunch from 12:00 until 12:30!!

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Dickinson College Farm Vegetable Co-op – shares available

The summer season is in full swing at the College Farm with fall crops planted and growing strong! We invite Dickinson community members to join the College Farm CSA (Campus Supported Agriculture) mid-season. Certified organic vegetable shares are available at a pro-rated price exclusively for members of the Dickinson College community. All shares are customized by the member and pre-bagged by our farm staff for easy and safe pick-up at the College Farm on Tuesdays. Small and Large shares are available ‘weekly’ or ‘every other week’. There are still spots remaining for the rest of the vegetable season which runs until December—don't miss out on the bounty growing in our fields – you’ll be delighted!

For more information about the College Farm CSA program and to sign up please go to or contact

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General Announcements

Vitality August 2021 Issue - Employee Newsletter

As a convenience to all employees, the August 2021 issue of Vitality is now available online.

August brings our return to campus life and all that comes with the return of students this fall. As we kick off the fall semester, remember to be kind to yourself as you mindfully take in scents and sounds of autumn that will arrive only too soon. August is national wellness month – Challenge yourself this month to create simple healthy habits for overall wellbeing! Our community welcomed our new interim president, John Jones, in July and now looks forward to the arrival of students back on campus later this month. See this issue for a variety of virtual and live programs and information to stay safe, connected and engaged this fall. See below for online options available to nurture our minds and bodies holistically:

? Carlisle Downtown Mile | Thursday, August 12
? Central PA Blood Bank | local County Blood Drives in August
? Aetna 1:1 consultations | online August 31 & September 21 by appointment
? Fidelity 1:1 consultation | online by appointment
? TIAA presentations | online August 17-18-19
? Health Advocate presentations | online Thursdays, August 5 & 12
? HTA Medicare & Long Term Care presentation | online Tuesday, August 10

Enjoy a variety of other community-based programs, events and opportunities that are also shared in the monthly issues of Vitality throughout the year. For details and more information regarding events offered in the upcoming month, check out the August issue of Vitality – and remember to register via Totara in the Gateway!

In the spirit of being sustainable, economically efficient, and allowing instant access to Vitality, we provide all issues in electronic format. We will not be offering printed copies of the August 2021 issue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you enjoy the convenience of viewing Vitality online!

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New Remote Work Policy

REMOTE WORK POLICY – This new policy defines the process and guidelines for college employees to work remotely. While the majority of positions at Dickinson College require staff to be on campus to support the residential student experience, the college also considers remote work for staff to be a viable alternative work arrangement in certain, specific circumstances which, when properly implemented and administered, benefit both the college and the employee.

To read the entire policy please go to:

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Mail Services Alert

Mail Services Alert:
Beginning August 29, 2021, Postage prices will increase:
Letters (1 oz) .58 cents
Letters additional ounce(s) .20 cents
Letters (metered 1 oz.) .53 cents
Letters additional ounce(s) .20 cents
Domestic Postcards .40 cents
(effective August 29th Maximum Postcard size allowance will be 9” long x 6” height)
Flats 1 oz. $1.16
Flats additional ounce(s) .20 cents
Outbound International Letters 1oz. $1.30

Departments can continue to save on all letters, large and flat envelopes that are processed through the meter. “Metered Mail” rates for First Class Mail (1 oz.), will increase two cents from $0.51 to $0.53. This five-cent discount compared to Post Office rates for a First-Class letter (1 oz.) represents a savings of 9%. Each additional ounce for a First-Class piece of mail (Post Office and Metered Mail rates) will cost an additional $0.20.
Shipping packages to campus:
It is important to use the correct addresses for shipping packages to campus. Using an incorrect address can result in delayed deliveries, additional surcharges, or packages being return to the sender by the delivery carrier.
Shipping from Campus:
Mail Services recommends the use of the fillable shipping form for all padded envelopes, parcels, or packages weighing more than 13 oz.
Note: All international parcels require an international phone number and a valid email address for the recipient.
In an effort to engage all Dickinsonians across campus by supporting Health and Wellness and to offset the Carbon Footprint, Mail Services will no longer deliver mail and packages to campus buildings.

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The Dickinson Club's Welcome Back BBQ

The Dickinson Club invites you to our Welcome Back BBQ on Tuesday, August 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Weiss Lawn. All employees of the college, with the exception of current students, are welcome to join us. All of the Dickinson Club's outdoor events are family and pet friendly. Food and refreshment will be provided. The event is free for all attendees.

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Professional Development and Wellness

Medicare 101

Wednesday, August 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Online

Retirement and healthcare are two topics that we all face as we grow older. Many of us find healthcare coverage and decisions as one of our biggest challenges, and are confused or concerned about making the right decisions. So many choices to make - and not necessarily having the tools or answers needed to make the right decision - cause this to be quite stressful. If you are approaching retirement or if you need to help a friend, family member or loved one navigate these challenging decisions, please sign-up to attend this informative session on Medicare presented by Aetna. This program is open to the entire Dickinson community.

Enroll and sign-up in Totara in the Aetna & Medical Consumerism course page or click on the more information link below. A link to the WebEx meeting will be provided after sign-up.

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Student Jobs/Careers/Internships

Media Center Assistant Positions

The media center is looking for assistants. Responsibilities include support of technology needs for patrons of the media center. Provide assistance to those using audio, video, graphics, web development, and maker applications. Manage and circulate media equipment. Assist staff on multimedia projects in Academic Technology. Create tutorials on multimedia applications for trainings & user reference. Assistant will help maintain smart classroom equipment & other technical duties as assigned. Will train hires. Must be reliable and punctual and possess strong customer service, technical, & problem solving skills. (days, evenings & weekends) apply at

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Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Join us at Rita's in Carlisle for a Good Cause!

Join us at Rita's, 500 S. Hanover St., on Monday, Aug. 16 between noon-10 p.m. Just say "UNITED WAY" when you order and Rita's will donate 20% of the proceeds to the United Way.

How sweet and easy it is to give back to our community!

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