Incoming Students

Welcome Class of 2025!

August Move-In Day Schedule

Come meet fellow Class of 2025 students in a positive, supportive environment, to start new friendships that will last far beyond your time at Aug-O.

Class of 2025, congratulations on your admission to Denison and welcome to our community! Move-In Day is Thursday, August 26, 2021. Move-in times will be by appointment between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Residential Communities and Housing office will contact you in early August to sign up.

August Orientation (Aug-O)

August Orientation is required for all new First-Year and transfer students and concentrates primarily on issues of adjustment and the development of skills, both of which are critical to success in college. August Orientation for the incoming class of 2025 will be held Thursday - Sunday, August 26 - 29, 2021.

View the Class of 2025 notebook

Forms & Deadlines

May 15 Deadline

June 15 Deadline

  • Housing Preference Form — (required. This form is located on MyDenison, under MyApps, then MyHousing.)

Health Forms:

  • Wellness Examination Form (download from portal, completed by a physician, upload to portal)
  • Health Questionnaire (online form in portal)
  • Immunizations (online form in portal, dates will be from the physician on the WEF)
  • Tuberculosis Screening (online form in portal)
  • Authorization (for students over 18, online in portal. Students under 18, print Minor form and parents sign and upload to portal)
  • Insurance card (scan and upload to portal, or write if you plan to use Denison insurance)
  • Special Requests

Your MyDenison login credentials will appear on your admission portal 1-2 weeks after you pay your enrollment deposit. The Wellness Examination Form must be uploaded into your MyWellness portal on MyDenison. Other forms are completed via online form through the portal.

Please enter the Denison My Wellness Portal and complete the first-year health forms listed under the Medical Clearance tab on the left. Failure to complete the required information could affect your ability to move into your residence hall, participate in on-campus activities, or attend class. If there is a conflict with this date, due to insurance coverage, please send a notification email, with an anticipated completion date, to

* All completed forms MUST be submitted by uploading them to the My Wellness portal.

Visit the My Wellness portal to complete your forms

July 16 Deadline

  • Paving the Way Pre-Orientation (PTW) Registration — (optional)
    Open to all entering students, this program focuses primarily on assisting traditionally under-represented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social climate at Denison University. Program runs August 23-25.

August 1 Deadline

Orientation Programs

Denison offers several orientation programs, which provide incoming first-year and transfer students a unique, challenging, and enjoyable transition to life at Denison.

Contact Us


Nathan Graves

Director of Orientation & First-Year Experience

Sarah A. Rundell

Associate Professor
Academic First-Year and Sophomore Dean
Director of Advising

Kate Tull

First-Year Program Coordinator

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First-year students, find out how to make your mark on campus through DU Lead, a weekend leadership development retreat.

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