Every summer, just before fall classes begin, a number of first-years decide to put down their smart phones, pick up a backpack, and take a trip into the wilderness.


A time-honored tradition offered by the college’s First-Year Program, June-O focuses primarily on academic preparation and includes fall semester course pre-registration. We grabbed some photos of students and their parents as they got their bearings and geared-up for their Denison experience.

How We Live

Orientation at Denison takes many forms. One of them involves a backpack, a sleeping bag, a long walk, and a lot of fun.