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Complete and return this form if you are interested in participating in one or more of the musical ensembles at Denison or are interested in taking private lessons with a member of the music faculty. Even if you do not choose to complete this form, you can still sign up for lessons and ensembles through the second week of the semester. However, this form helps by giving us an early idea of which and how many students are planning to participate in music at Denison and what their abilities and interests are at the start.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs

The Denison Cycling Orientation offers an opportunity for 10 members of the incoming class to take a four-day back-roads excursion through the beautiful natural areas of central Ohio.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs

Denison Experience in Urban Culture and Expression (DEUCE) enables 24 entering First-Year Students, along with two faculty members and three Student Staffers to explore the vibrant urban arts culture that only a big city can generate. After a day of getting to know one another, the group will travel to Philadelphia where they will meet with visual and performance artists to talk about the role the arts play in social change.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs

Denison Outdoor Orientation offers an opportunity for 48 members of the incoming class and 12 faculty/staff and student leaders to backpack for three days in the National Forest in Kentucky. After a day on campus preparing for the trip, participants will journey to the National Forest, where they will spend three days hiking, camping and relaxing. The purpose of this program is to provide students a unique, challenging, and enjoyable transition to life at Denison by forming bonds and friendships with other entering first-years – all while on the trail.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs

The Denison Service Orientation (DSO) is an intense direct-service experience designed to help incoming students adjust to college, build strong friendships, and realize the possibilities available to them at Denison. Approximately 24 students from the incoming class will travel to Washington D.C. for a service experience related to homelessness, hunger and HIV/AIDS issues. During the program participants will engage in leadership training, group building, issues education and direct service.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs

June Orientation is an optional but highly recommended orientation program for students who are new to the college experience. June-O focuses on the academic preparation and course pre-registration of the entering class.

First-Year Program

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.

First-Year Program | Multicultural & International Students | Orientation Programs

Paving the Way encourages all entering students to participate in this program, although its primary focus is to assist traditionally under-represented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social climate at Denison University.

First-Year Program | Multicultural & International Students | Orientation Programs

We invite you to begin your college experience by participating in the Pre-Orientation for Students Coming from Abroad. This program is especially valuable for students who will transition to a new culture and/or country as they begin their college career at Denison, whether that student is a foreign national or a U.S. citizen who has lived outside of the U.S.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs | Sustainability

Denison Sustainable Farming Orientation offers an opportunity to work on projects such as harvesting, preserving (canning, drying, freezing), repairing and building trails, and managing farm animals, and forming bonds and friendships. It allows for up to 18 members of the incoming class and 3 to 5 faculty/staff leaders to practice sustainable farming by living and working on the The Flying J Farm, a sustainable farm located 20 minutes from Denison.

First-Year Program | Orientation Programs

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 by verifying your Pell eligibility with the First-Year office.

First-Year Program

Information is requested for use in news releases about scholarships and other academic achievements while you are at Denison University.

First-Year Program

For those First-Year Students not attending the June Orientation, please complete this form to request pre-registration via phone.