For International Students

Last Updated: March 10, 2020

To our students from regions around the world impacted by outbreaks of COVID-19, we extend our compassion and concern for this situation and the impact it may be having on your family and friends back home. Should you need someone to talk to during this uncertain time, please contact the Wellness Center you can take advantage of walk in hours Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm or make an appointment by calling 740-587-6200 (Press #1 for scheduling).

What if I am an international student and decide to stay on campus this summer instead of returning home as previously planned?

The Offices of International Student Services, Student Housing, the Provost, and the Dean of Students are working on contingency planning for Denison international students who may be affected if travel limitations continue into the summer. We anticipate further updates to the community from those offices as the situation evolves.

What if I am an admitted student and the COVID-19-related issues are impacting my education and ability to meet application requirements?

We are aware that many testing sites have closed and high schools are indefinitely suspended or adapting their educational models and graduation dates out of precaution and in response to government requests. Denison takes such extenuating circumstances into consideration and will accommodate you and your specific needs. If you are an applicant who has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, we encourage you to update us with any relevant information by emailing We will work with students individually to ensure there is no impact to the review of your application. We hope that this additional consideration will help to alleviate some of your concerns about your application.

What if I am enrolled in the class of 2024 and need a Visa?

For all international enrolling students, regarding a visa to enter the U.S., Denison typically begins working on visa paperwork in March. We will be able to provide an I-20 document, however the ability to get a visa appointment at the US embassy will be contingent on the U.S. Department of State. We are hopeful for a smooth I-20 and visa process this year for all incoming international students and will work with you as much as we can to prepare for your arrival on-campus. If you have any questions, please email

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