The Big Red Express is a free shuttle service operated by Campus Services for Denison students only. Our goal is to provide safe and reliable transportation for students to enjoy dining and shopping on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Up to 24 members of the Class of 2019 will leave campus for a nearby retreat center with upperclass students and faculty advisors to explore how contemplative practices can enhance the college experience. Along the way, they'll make new friends, establish personalized patterns of thinking and doing, and learn how mindful practices can help sustain a vibrant college experience.
Denison provides all students, faculty and staff with an online directory listing all members of the Denison University community. Form should be returned only if you would like your name to be excluded from the campus listings.
This document has been produced by the Eating Disorder Interdialogue Team (EDIT), which is an interdisciplinary team of professionals whose work is to assist Denison students with eating disorders and to improve the dialogue on campus around issues of eating disorders and body image. It is provided as a guide to faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
Congratulations on your admission to Denison and welcome to our community! We look forward to meeting you and the rest of the great Class of 2020. This notebook contains information you will need to get started at Denison.
The goal of Health Services is to provide high quality medical care to you during your years at Denison. In order to establish your health file with our facility, we ask that you read the following information and carefully observe the requirements and deadlines concerning the health inventory forms.
Housing preference form for incoming first year students at Denison.
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.
All students who have completed a FAFSA must complete an Off-Campus Need-Based Financial Aid Agreement Form [pdf] before any financial aid will disburse.
Denison Canoeing Orientation (DCO) provides a wilderness, paddling and camping experience for up to 10 members of the Class of 2019. The primary goal of the program is social - to welcome our newest students to the Denison community by developing relationships with faculty, student leaders, and fellow classmates. The DCO program is also an outdoor learning experience, designed to help students develop safe paddling skills, to practice valuable skills in "Leave No Trace" camping, and to learn about Ohio's natural history and geography.
Denison Art Orientation (DAO) enables 24 entering First-Year Students, along with two faculty members and two upper class students 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. Muralists, hip-hop artists and street musicians all enrich the more traditional arts establishment, and will work with students as they create their own artistic responses to the experience.
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. Up to 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. Upper-class student leaders and a faculty/staff leader will provide guidance for the group.
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 Food 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.
The Personal Data and Advising Form is intended to help advisors at Denison in their work with new students. We urge you to answer the questions candidly. The information you provide here will be used solely for advising purposes and will be shared only with those people assigned by the College to assist you.
Information is requested for use in news releases about scholarships and other academic achievements while you are at Denison University.
At Denison, we want to celebrate and observe all of the many traditions represented on campus. The information collected in this survey helps the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life shape and enhance their religious programs to be responsive to your background and interests in the best possible way.
Resource Guide for Parents of First-Year Students.
Describes the Student Health Insurance Plan offered by Denison University. All full-time students must have insurance coverage. This coverage is required for full-time students not covered under their family's health/hospitalization plan. Even if you have coverage under another plan, it is strongly urged that intercollegiate athletic, club sport, intramural, off-campus study participants, and international students carry this coverage.
Letter from the Controller providing additional information on the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan offered by Denison University. All full-time students must have insurance coverage. This coverage is required for full-time students not covered under their family's health/hospitalization plan. Even if you have coverage under another plan, it is strongly urged that intercollegiate athletic, club sport, intramural, off-campus study participants, and international students carry this coverage.
As a four-year residential campus, Denison University is committed to the learning process that takes place both inside and outside the classroom. Staff members in the Office of Residential Education and Housing provide students with a reasonably safe, comfortable, and well-maintained living space, in an academically conducive environment. Residential education and housing policies and regulations are established with that in mind.
For those First-Year Students not attending the June Orientation, please complete this form to request pre-registration via phone.
The new Strategic Plan is premised on a very simple question: How do we deepen student learning at Denison? Given the already extraordinary quality of a Denison education and the talent and dedication of our faculty, the answer lies in building upon our strengths and leveraging opportunities for our students in the new global economy.