June-O 2021 will be held virtually.
June Orientation (June-O) is a two-day experience that provides an ideal opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with Denison, learn about opportunities that will be available to you, and meet faculty, current students, and some of your first-year peers!
June-O’s main focus is on academic preparation and course registration. You will leave June-O with your class schedule all set and feeling more prepared for a successful start when you return to campus in the fall. Parents and adult family members are welcome and are encouraged to attend our concurrent Virtual June-O for Families program (Day 1 only).
- Establish a relationship with a mentor team consisting of a faculty member and a current student to ease your transition into college;
- Learn about the academic policies, procedures, and expectations of Denison, including the General Education program, majors and minors, study abroad opportunities, internships, career connections, and more;
- Set your fall schedule!
- Determine advanced placement credit, transfer credit, and math and foreign language enrollment levels;
- Meet your fellow classmates so you see familiar faces when you come to campus in the fall.
All incoming domestic first-year students will register for one of our six sessions of June-O. Students must be available for both days of their session as they will be working with a faculty advisor and peer advisor on advising and course registration throughout that time. International students still residing in their native country will be contacted in late May to do course planning and remote registration.
June-O 2021 Session Dates
- Session 1: June 8-9 (Tuesday, Wednesday)
- Session 2: June 11-12 (Friday, Saturday)
- Session 3: June 14-15 (Monday, Tuesday)
- Session 4: June 17-18 (Thursday, Friday)
- Session 5: June 19-20 (Saturday, Sunday)
- Session 6: June 22-23 (Tuesday, Wednesday)
June-O 2021 will mark the second time the First-Year Office will be hosting our orientation program virtually. This virtual version of June-O will offer the same opportunities to build connections with other first-year students, faculty, and members of our June-O student staff. The program will consist primarily of small group and one-on-one academic planning sessions with a student and faculty advisor, but will also include a combination of pre-recorded content, live Q&A with various representatives from our campus (including President Adam Weinberg!), and even social activities with your new peers. Our goal is to help you create the new relationships during June-O that will ease the transition into your first year at Denison, even if you have to build those relationships through your screens.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have a program for parents and adult family members as well as students. We encourage parents and adult family members to attend, but understand that some cannot be away from their other obligations at that time of year. Students should still attend even if their parents or family members cannot. There are no programs for younger siblings.
Our online June Orientation program has no fee.
Once you have selected a session, it is difficult to accommodate changes. Therefore, you should be as certain as possible that the session you select is the one you will attend. If you do need to change your session, please contact the First-Year Office as soon as possible.
Students should complete the math placement exam prior to attending June-O or prior to registering for classes. You must have a placement score on record to register for a mathematics course because your attempt to register will be blocked otherwise. Even if you do not anticipate taking a math class in the fall, you should still complete the placement exam; often students register for a math class during June-O or at some point during their four years at Denison. The placement exam is online and takes about 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Students must use only a paper and pencil/pen to take the exam; a calculator or other mathematics materials are not permitted. The exam may only be accessed once, so be sure you have the time to complete the exam before beginning. Instructions can be found on MyDenison.
Please do not use outside resources to ensure you are placed in the correct course. Students who have instruction in Spanish, French, German, or Chinese will take a language placement exam online prior to June Orientation. Tests usually take about 20-35 minutes, but students can take as long as they need. Your score may allow you to place out of all or a portion of your Modern Language requirement at Denison. If you have not received instruction in any of these languages, you do not need to complete this exam. Instructions can be found on MyDenison.
Yes. As the May 15 deadline draws near, it becomes necessary to close sessions if they become full. Register early to get the session that best fits your schedule! We will continue to accept registrations until each session is at full capacity. As sessions fill, dates will be removed as an option on the online registration form.