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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pursuant to Section 155 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) and to satisfy the requirements of Section 128(e)(3) of the Truth in Lending Act, a lender must obtain a self-certification signed by the applicant before disbursing a private education loan. The school is required on request to provide this form or the required information only for students admitted or enrolled at the school.

At Denison University we respect your privacy. Any information you provide to us will be used solely for admissions purposes. Denison University will strive to protect your privacy. If you are concerned about privacy and confidentiality, you may call Mollie Rodenbeck in the Admissions Office at 740-587-6276.

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

If there is a credit balance on your account, you may request a refund by completing the Request for Refund form. Financial aid (scholarships, loans, grants, etc.) will not be refunded until after the tenth day of classes of the semester for which they were awarded. Normal processing time for refunds is ten days. You may request the check be sent to your home address or your Slayter Box.

A student with a disability who thinks he or she may need an accommodation to access a campus program, activity, or service should complete a Request for Faculty Notification Form each semester and return it to the Academic Support & Enrichment Center. Services and accommodations will not be offered until a student makes this request. Naturally, it is in the student's best interest to make this request as early as possible during each semester.

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

Housing preference form for incoming transfer students at Denison.