Dialogue with Denison
We are committed to making our hill a home where students from underrepresented backgrounds can thrive. We would like to engage with you in a conversation about diversity and the multicultural student experience during our Dialogue with Denison program.
Our Diversity Program Experience
Dialogue with Denison (DWD) is a program where a select group of prospective high school seniors will get the opportunity to engage with our campus community and discuss important topics with Denison student leaders, learn about our academic programs, explore multicultural student life, and hear from multicultural alumni. It ultimately gives prospective students a chance to connect with each other, learn more about Denison, and explore multicultural student life on a predominately white campus.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
- 2:30-3:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
- 3:00-3:30 Diversity At Denison
- 3:30-4:00 Admission Information Session
- 4:00-4:15 Zoom Break
- 4:15- 5:30 The Dialogue Begins - Small Group Discussion
- 5:30-5:40 Zoom Break
- 5:40-6:40 Dinner & Social Activity
Sunday, November 7, 2021
- 3:00-3:15 p.m. Re-Connect
- 3:15-4:15 Academic Session - Denison Faculty Panel
- 4:15-4:30 Zoom Break
- 4:30-5:30 Multicultural Alumni Panel
- 5:30- 6:30 Virtual Admission Interviews
- 6:30-6:45 Wrap up
Important Dialogue with Denison Update
Updated 8/30/2021: Due to the challenges related to the current Delta variant of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to shift our Dialogue with Denison Fly-in program to a virtual program that will take place on November 6-7. We are committed to helping multicultural and underrepresented students learn more about Denison and our diverse community, and we will ensure that our virtual experience will be valuable for attendees.
2021 Dialogue with Denison
Program Dates: November 6-7, 2021
Application Deadline: September 17, 2021
Dialogue with Denison FAQ
Yes! Although we’ve had to recently pivot to a virtual format we will still be offering Dialogue with Denison this fall. The program will continue to emphasize the lived experiences of students of color and underrepresented students on Denison’s campus, and participants will have an extensive opportunity to engage with current students, faculty and staff in the Denison community.
Academically strong high school seniors from underrepresented populations who are U.S. citizens and attend high school in the United States.
Yes! DWD helps students learn more about Denison and multicultural life on campus while providing the foundation to build connections with Denison students and high school seniors from across the country. Additionally, DWD is a selective program, and historically the students who have participated in the program have had a higher rate of admission than the general applicant pool. That does not mean that those who are not selected for DWD will be at a disadvantage in the admissions process, but rather those that are selected and choose to join the DWD will be very competitive applicants.
The application deadline for DWD is September 17th, and all students who applied will hear back from us on October 1, 2021.
Given the recent trend in Delta variant cases of COVID-19, we are unable to host overnight visitors in the residence halls. Given that this is an integral part of the DWD experience, we have decided to shift to a virtual format for this fall.
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