- Once a prospective student has been accepted to Denison University and has paid the initial deposit, they will be sent a Housing Preference Form in the First-Year Notebook.
- Students start receiving the Housing Preference Form in late March.
- The Housing Preference Form is due in early June and is used to make first-year housing assignments.
- The First-Year Program Office is your contact for any questions.
Arrival Information (First Year Students)
Due to conference use of facilities and facility renovations, student check-in prior to the Thursday before the first week of classes cannot be accommodated.
Since there will be a large number of first-year students arriving, you are asked to plan your arrival according to the times below, or as near as possible:
- 8:30am — 9:30am -- Last names beginning with the letter A through H
- 9:30am — 10:30am -- Last names beginning with the letter I through P
- 10:30am — 12:00pm -- Last names beginning with the letter Q through Z
- 11:30am — 12:00pm -- Open check in
Students arriving after 12:00pm (noon) should pick up their keys at their respective service center. Please keep in mind orientation begins at noon.
Please report directly to your residence hall lobby to check-in. Refer to the campus map in your new student notebook to check whether your residence hall is located on the East Quad, West Quad, or North Quad of campus. East Quad residents need to enter campus through the Main or Northeast entrance. West Quad and North Quad residents will enter campus through the Northeast (follow the road up the hill adjacent to the athletic stadium) or the Southwest entrance (off Burg Street next to Shorney residence hall).
- Rising seniors, juniors and sophomores are housed through a housing lottery process each spring semester.
- Returning students may live in any housing assignment that is not designated as a First-Year Residence Hall.
- All residence halls are smoke-free and illegal drug-free.
- Returning students are guaranteed a housing assignment within campus housing, but not a specific space or type of room.
Arrival Information (Returning Students)
Student check-in prior to the Saturday before classes start cannot be accommodated.
Check-In Dates & Times
- Saturday prior to start of classes, 9:00am — 8:00pm
- Sunday prior to start of classes, 9:00am — 8:00pm
For all residence halls on the East Quad, you may use either the Main entrance or the Northeast entrance to campus. For all residence halls on the West Quad and North Quad, you may use either the Northeast entrance and follow the road up the hill adjacent to the athletic stadium or you may use the Southwest entrance off of Burg Street next to Shorney residence hall.
- East Quad - park your car as near to the back side of your residence hall as possible, then immediately report to the Huffman Service Center where you will pick up your room key.
- All Other Buildings - park your car as near to the back side or front side of your residence hall as possible, then immediately report to the Curtis Service Center where you will pick up your room key.