Shopping and Restaurants

Looking for a day-trip? You are just 30 minutes away from some of the best shopping and eating in the country. Area malls hold all the large department stores, with lots of boutique offerings that will give you a new appreciation for Midwestern creativity. Denison runs shuttles (Big Red Express Shuttle) to the following areas:

Of course, lots of great shopping — including restaurants, a grocery, and a pharmacy — is within walking distance in Granville.

Sign up for the Shopping Shuttle

If you have any questions about shuttles, please contact:

Explore Columbus

Columbus is fast-growing in recognition for its dynamic food and nightlife scene, with monthly gallery hops, live music, and lots more. Explore the Short North with locally owned restaurants of every flavor, and sophisticated small shops that are fun to discover.

Every Saturday, students can reserve a spot on a micro-bus that picks up on campus and drops off in the Short North area of Columbus – close to The Ohio State University, Nationwide Arena, and downtown Columbus.

Run by the First-Year Office, our DenisonConnect series organizes a variety of trips to Columbus specifically for first-year students. All events are free of charge, and spots are made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Secure your MicroTransit ride at Short North MicroTransit Sign Up

Transportation to Airport During Breaks

In partnership with SHARE Ride Service students can sign up for rides to and from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

Sign up for the Airport Shuttle - Spring Break

Transportation to Bus Terminal During Breaks

In partnership with SHARE Ride Service students can sign up for rides to and from the Greyhound Bus Terminal in downtown Columbus.

Licking County Transit

There’s plenty to do in Licking County, too! Movies, Target, Walmart, larger grocery stores, concerts, and shopping are just ten minutes away. You can purchase tickets at the Denison Bookstore ($8 for round-trip and must reserve seat at least 48 hours in advance of your trip).

Lyft and Uber

Lyft and Uber drivers are active in Newark, Granville, and Columbus.

COTA System in Columbus

Once in Easton, you can pick up a bus from the COTA HUB and find your way to local suburbs and opportunities there: Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington.

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