August Orientations concentrate primarily on issues of adjustment and the development of skills, both of which are critical to success in college. Aug-O is mandatory for all new first-year and transfer students. Pre-orientation programs are optional but highly recommended.
Aug-O activities will offer you an opportunity to get to know your fellow students, to learn more about living and learning at Denison, and to have a lot of fun.
Dates for Aug-O 2020 are Sunday, August 23 (which is move-in day for new students) through Wednesday, August 26.
During this time, you will attend various programs and activities designed to familiarize you with Denison and with the members of your class and to deal with issues concerning the adjustment to college life. While activities will be taking place throughout the day on August 23rd, the first official, required event for entering first-year students to attend is the “Assembly of Incoming Students,” which begins at 6 p.m. The Induction Ceremony will follow immediately, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be streamed live online at denison.edu/induction. After the ceremonial Induction of the class, parents depart, and new students immediately begin their orientation sessions.
The following schedule should provide you with an even better idea of what to expect. Please do keep in mind that last-minute changes are inevitable. You’ll receive a final copy of the schedule when you arrive on campus.