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Welcome Class of 2021!

Class of 2021, congratulations on your admission to Denison and welcome to our community! Move In Day is Thursday, August 24, starting at 8:30 a.m.

See some highlights of what move-in day will include.

August Orientation

August Orientation is required for all new First-Year and transfer students and concentrates primarily on issues of adjustment and the development of skills, both of which are critical to success in college. August Orientation for the incoming class of 2021 will be held Thursday - Sunday, August 24 - 27, 2017.

Form Deadlines

Forms for the Class of 2021 are available below. When possible, please complete and submit forms electronically. If a form cannot be submitted electronically, please download the PDF document, print, and mail it to the address listed on the form. Note: Some forms are required, others are optional. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of First-Year Programs at 740-587-6224.

First-Year Notebook Class of 2021

May 15 Deadline

  • Personal Data/Advising Form(required)
  • June Orientation Registration(optional but recommended)
    This program focuses on academic preparation and course registration. (Five sessions between June 5 and June 17 - sessions become full and may be closed near the deadline). If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you may be eligible to have the registration fee and lodging for parents fee waived for the June Orientation program.
  • June Orientation - Travel Information(required if attending June Orientation)
    If you plan to use Denison's shuttle service, we ask that you provide your travel information to us once it is known, including arrival and departure dates, times, and flight numbers.
  • Fall Semester Telephone Registration Form(required if not attending June Orientation)
  • Denison Canoeing Orientation Application (DCO) (optional)
    Take a four-day excursion on the beautiful Mohican River and camp along the way. Program runs August 18-22.
  • Denison Insight Bound Pre Om Application(optional)
    Travel to a nearby retreat center and explore options for the college experience, including finding good friends, “right-fitting” clubs and activities, probing off-campus experiences, and cultivating service-mindedness. Program runs August 18-22.

June 19 Deadline

  • Health Forms(required; mailed to parents in a separate envelope. Form cannot be completed online.)

July 10 Deadline

  • Paving the Way Pre-Orientation (PTW) Registration(optional)
    Open to all entering students, this program focuses primarily on assisting traditionally under-represented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social climate at Denison University. Program runs August 20-23.

August 1 Deadline