Frequently Asked Questions by International Students
Please look at the Academic Calendar - 2013 / 2014
Kim Hitchcock in the Student Activity Office (SAO) sends out weekly emails with listing of campus events and activities.
Enrolled students can also look up your own class registration online at Self Service.
You can add or drop a class online by clicking "Registration," under "Student Services" on Denison Self Service or by physically going to the Registrar's Office and filling out a drop/add form. The registrar's office is located on the 2nd floor of the Doane Administration building. (Doane # 204)
There are specific deadlines for adding and dropping classes. Please check the Academic Calendar for semester dates and deadlines.
Sandra Cook in the Registrar’s will be happy to assist you with that. In some cases, you also have to talk with, or get approval from, the relevant academic departments.
The Registrar’s Office is located on the 2nd floor of Doane Building. Phone extension: 6296
For additional information about IB and AP credit, consult this page:
Your Academic Advisor is assigned in particular to help you with course selection, and your current professors may have useful ideas. Feedback from previous students also told us that consulting with upperclassmen especially within your intended major can sometimes be helpful.
You can request free tutors for help with your classes from the Academic Support and Enrichment Office.
Online requests can be made at http://www.denison.edu/requestatutor
For more information, please visit the Academic Support Office’s website; look for the ‘Tutoring’ tab on the left side of the page.
If you believe your difficulty with course work is mainly due to the challenge of reading or writing in English, you may wish to meet with Dr. Kanter or a student consultant in the Writing Center (see below).
The Academic Support and Enrichment Office is located on the 1st floor of Doane Building. Jennifer Vestal, Director, Heather Johnston, Assistant Director. Phone extension: 6666
The Writing Center offers free assistance with your essays and papers. It also helps you on other writing-related aspects such as brainstorming, academic writing styles, proper citation, etc. Students may make an appointment online to meet with a Writing Center Consultant.
The Writing Center is located on the 4th floor of Barney-Davis Hall. International students may also request assistance from Susan Kanter, Assistant Director fo the Writing Center, at email@example.com or by calling Extension 5771. Dr. Kanter's office is in Barney Davis 300.
The Writing Center also offers walk-in sessions (no appointment needed) in the lobby of the Library. See the website for its open hours.
Yes, in fact, a lot of students do after the 1st semester. Though technically any faculty member can be your advisor, most people would choose one within their major or minor. You can also have two advisors if it’s difficult for you to decide. It is up to the student to find a new advisor and the change must be reported to the Registrar’s Office. The new advisor will need to sign the change of advisor form.
The Student Accounts Office would be happy to take your payment. Your first payment to the university must be paid prior to the first day of classes. All subsequent payments must be paid by the due date unless prior arrangements have been made with the Student Accounts Office.
The Student Accounts Office is located on the 1st floor of Doane Building. Phone extension: 6274 (Cynthia Bowling)
The Student Accounts Office also has a nice FAQ page: http://www.denison.edu/offices/controller/studentaccounts/faq.html
International students often have Denison University Medical Insurance. Claim forms are available at the Cashier’s Office.
The Student Accounts Office is located on the 1st floor of Doane Building. Phone extension: 6447 (Beth Thorpe)
The Finanical Aid Office is located on the 3rd floor of Beth Eden (the white little house next to Swasey Chapel). Phone extension: 6279
The only on-campus ATM is on the 2nd floor of Slayter Hall, right next to the Bookstore. It’s with Park National Bank. If you have an account with other banks and would like to use this ATM, an ATM fee would usually be applied.
The common banks among Denison students are Park National Bank and Chase Bank. Huntington Bank and First Federal Savings & Loan are also located in Granville. They are all within walking distance from each other on Broadway in Granville downtown.
There is not a designated office for assigning students jobs. You will need to ask individual offices to see if they would hire student workers. You probably don’t want to wait long to start looking for jobs: spots get filled up fast.
One place that will get you started is the job listing in to MyDenison. After login, look under the ‘Student’ tab.
Students work in administrative and departmental offices, Mitchell Sports Center, the Library, Computing Services, in labs, as tutors, in the dining halls, etc. It is often best to apply in person though some offices have online applications. There is much competition for campus jobs ~ try not to get discouraged, just keep asking!
Always try to work it out with your roommate in person or talk to your Resident Assistant (RA) first. If you still believe only changing the room could solve the issue, you’ll have to go to the Residential Life Office and do it with proper paper work. It typically depends on the availability of vacant rooms. At the beginning of the semester, there is a two week room freeze after which you can change locations depending on availability. There are very few single rooms and there is an extra charge.
Residential Life Office is located on the 1st floor of Doane Building. Phone extension: 6271
The Physical Plant takes care of facility problems. Give them a call at ext. 6264 or send them an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) describing what’s wrong with your room. It may take a few days for them to send someone over, unless it is an emergency. You can also report your problem through the Service Request Form, which is also available under "Campus Resources" on MyDenison.
When making a change, you have to fill out a form in the Residential Education & Housing office. Note that any change of meal plans has to be made in the first two weeks of the semester.
Residential Education & Housing is located on the 1st floor of Doane Building. Phone extension: 6271
The menu changes on a daily basis. Some standard options in addition to the "Day's Special" offers for each meal include cereals, omelets, hamburgers, pasta with tomato sauce, a salad bar, and a sandwich bar.
If the school is in session, Whisler, the Health Center, is probably the most convenient place. You might need to make an appointment to see the physician. Emergency is available 24 hours a day.
Whisler is located in a separate building behind Huffman Dining Hall. Phone extension: 6200
Marilyn Andrew keeps record of your legal status and would be the ideal person to for consultation. For finding an on-campus job, see above “Where can I work on campus? How do I look for jobs?”
For off-campus internships, visit Career Exploration & Development, Burton Morgan, Room 306, Phone extension: 6656
Incoming mail and packages are usually delivered to your Slayter Box on the 2nd floor of Slayter Hall. You are also notified by your Denison email when you get packages. For available hours, click here.
You can also use the Granville Post Office, located in the downtown area, right across CVS, on Broadway.
Curtis Service Center (West Quad) and Huffman Service Center (East Quad) have computer labs open 24 hours. There are also computer labs located on the 1st floor of Fellows Hall (currently under renovation), lobby in the Library (office hours only during the summer and breaks).
The help line for ITS (Information Technology Services) is extension 6395 or via email@example.com by email. Their website is http://www.denison.edu/offices/computing/index.html
Here’s a link of FAQ’s from Computing Services:
The Mitchell Recreation Center on the north side of campus is open free of charge for students. There is a weight room and two aerobics rooms. There are also treadmills in a number of residence halls. The schedule for Mitchell changes depending on the season, but you can find it online under "Recreation" in DU Athletics website http://denisonbigred.com/landing/index
Check out the International Student Handbook online (pg. 25):
Updated June 2012