Denison by Design

Apply for Pre-Orientations in your Admitted Student Portal

Explore Columbus. Meet fellow Denisonians. Learn how to make the best of your Denison experience “by design”. Centered in downtown Columbus, this pre-orientation allows us to eat, sleep, and experience the possibilities our nearby metropolitan city offers. We’ll share in a few design workshops that will have you sketching your many possible futures, exploring the entrepreneur inside of you, and designing experiences for others that will serve you well as you start to get involved on campus. Have a great time with the Red Frame Lab, and we’ll prepare you to make the most of your Denison journey… by design.

The Schedule

Pre-O participants will move into their residence halls on Saturday, August 20, 2022 between 9am and 1pm. On Sunday, August 21, participants will travel by bus to Columbus. Participants will return to campus on Thursday, August 25. First-Year Move-In Day for those not participating in a Pre-O will take place on Thursday, August 25, and August Orientation will begin on Friday, August 26.

What should I bring?

Participants will be sent a packing list with their acceptance packet in the summer. Most meals are included, but we ask that you bring an additional $50-$100 to help cover the cost of some meals and/or shopping. The program includes considerable city walking; comfortable walking shoes are required.

Fees

The cost of Denison by Design is $250. Questbridge Scholars, Denison-Columbus Alliance Scholars, and students with eligible financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid who are accepted into the program will have their fees waived.

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