Off-campus orientations help you transition to life at Denison as you form friendships with classmates who share your interests and passions. In these small groups, you’ll learn more about your chosen topic, deepen your understanding of yourself, and connect with your peers.

You will rank five off-campus experiences in your admitted student portal starting May 2024. A notification will be sent to you in late June with your trip assignment.

Location: Columbus, Ohio 
Focus: Build professional relationships with alumni and businesses in Columbus

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Focus: Alumni connections, explore Cleveland, baseball, amusement parks.

Location: Columbus, Ohio 
Focus: Arts, visual art, music, theatre, dance, exploring Columbus.

Location: Columbus, Ohio 
Focus: Explore Columbus and learn how to make the most of your Denison experience “by design”

Location: Mohican River, Perrysville to Coshocton, Ohio 
Focus: canoeing, camping, nature, scenic views. 
This experience is physically challenging

Location: Monongahela National Forest, Otter Creek Wilderness Area, West Virginia
Focus: hiking, nature, camping, backpacking, scenic views.
This experience is physically challenging.

Location: Newark, Ohio 
Focus: community service, exploring the local community.

Location: New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, West Virginia
Focus: Rafting, Nature, Camping, Scenic Views.
This experience is physically challenging.

Location: Chillicothe, Ohio 
Focus: archaeology, Ohio history, indigenous peoples, artifacts

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Focus: Cincinnati, alumni connections, Ohio River, amusement parks

Location: Camp Nuhop, Butler, Ohio
Focus: Nature, glamping, outdoor recreation, self-reflection, mindfulness

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Focus: Cultural, Mentoring, Leadership, Identity, Inclusion, Exploring Louisville.

Location: Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Perrysville, Ohio 
Focus: Dungeons & Dragons, tabletop gaming, fantasy, role-playing, nature

Location: Newark, Ohio
Focus: Cooking, food, local community, farm-to-table, sustainability

Location: Columbus, Ohio 
Focus: Recreational sports, professional sports, exploring Columbus, broadcasting, data analytics

Location: Camp Nuhop in Butler, Ohio 
Focus: Writing, nature, glamping, outdoor recreation, self-reflection.

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