June-O is an optional but highly recommended orientation program for students who are new to the college experience.
June Orientation focuses on the academic preparation and course pre-registration of the entering class. While the program officially kicks off at noon on Day 1, students are encouraged, if possible, to arrive between 10am and noon to check into their room, have their picture taken for their ID, and attend the Information Fair. The program will conclude on Day 2 at noon after students have registered for their fall classes. Students and their families are welcome to stay for lunch at the Dining Hall on the second day. Please note that there is no scheduled program during the Day 2 lunch. A June-O schedule will be mailed the first week in May to students who have registered to attend.
If you’ve already registered for the June Orientation program, Denison will provide transportation to students and accompanying family members ONLY when we know that participants are scheduled to arrive—so it is vital that you provide your travel information to us in advance.
June-O 2020 Sessions
- Session 1: June 2-3 (Tuesday, Wednesday)
- Session 2: June 5-6 (Friday, Saturday)
- Session 3: June 8-9 (Monday, Tuesday)
- Session 4: June 11-12 (Thursday, Friday)
- Session 5: June 13-14 (Saturday, Sunday)
Frequently Asked Questions
- To introduce students and their parents to the academic policies, procedures and expectations of Denison, including the General Education Program, majors and minors, study abroad opportunities, internships, career connections and more;
- To pre-register new students for fall semester courses students who attend June Orientation leave with their fall schedule in hand; students who are unable to attend June Orientation will be registered by telephone upon the conclusion of the final June Orientation session.
- To determine advance placement credit, transfer credit and foreign language enrollment levels. Language placement exams will be administered.
- To assist students with the transition to college by establishing a relationship with a mentor team consisting of a temporary faculty advisor and an upper-class student mentor.
The fee for students attending June Orientation is $250 — which covers room, food, and programs. The registration fee for parents, guardians, or additional guests is $30. This fee covers all food and programs. Parents also may room on campus for $50 (for one parent) or $75 for (two parents). If you believe you will receive a Pell Grant, please notify us, as we may be able to waive your fees for June Orientation.
All students will bed and board on campus. Parents/Guardians are invited to do the same. However, some families prefer the amenities of an area motel or inn. Parents/Guardians who stay on campus are housed in a residence hall separate from students.
- Bring your own toiletries. Note: Linens, pillow and towel will be provided.
- Bring a $50 check or cash for your room key deposit. This check will be returned to you when you return the room key. It is important to return your key so the rooms can be used for the next June-O session.
If you need a shuttle, please request one by filling out the June Orientation travel information form as soon as you know your travel information.
Shuttles will be assigned on Day 1’s to leave the airport between 9:30am and 11:30am. Assigned shuttles will depart from campus on Day Two no earlier than 12:30pm, and ending at 2:30pm. Please book flights accordingly as we must cannot accommodate outside of the scheduled time. Therefore you should not make a return flight departing before 2:30pm.
Occasionally flights are delayed due to weather, etc. If you are utilizing the June-O shuttle and your flight arrives after the vans have left to return to Denison, it is your responsibility to obtain transportation to the university. Options include renting a car, taking a cab or obtaining a space on the airport shuttle. The student is responsible for any expenses incurred using alternate transportation services.
Please notify us by calling 740-587-6224 if your flight will be delayed.
Should you elect to arrive by bus, Denison will provide transportation to and from the Greyhound Bus Station in Columbus, Ohio. The University van will pick up students and their families around 9:00am on the morning of the first day and will return them to the station by 2:30pm on the second day. Therefore, to be safe you should not make reservations on any bus leaving before 2:30pm.
We plan programs for parents as well as students. We encourage parents to attend, but quite understandably some cannot be away from other obligations at that time of year. There are no programs scheduled for younger siblings.
You will then pre-register for classes during the summer. Please see the Fall Semester Telephone Pre-Registration form. Course registration materials will be sent to you in early June and you will have the option of pre-registering by phone, with assistance from a faculty member, or by mail.
Students who are unable to attend June Orientation are not at a disadvantage in course registration for the fall; the university Registrar reserves a certain number of class spaces for later registration, and these students may register for class by telephone upon the conclusion of the final June Orientation session. Students can attend to several necessary tasks at August Orientation such as obtaining an ID card and taking placement exams.
We will be in touch with you through various mailings. You will also receive information from the Cashier’s Office, Housing Roommate notifications, and details on August Orientation.
Please visit our August Orientations section for in depth information on the programs that happen in August, which include:
International Orientation — This program is for international students and for U.S. students who have been living abroad to ease the students’ transition to living and studying in the U.S.
Paving the Way — Open to all entering students, this program focuses primarily on assisting traditionally under- represented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social climate at Denison University.
August Orientation — Mandatory for all new (First-Year and transfer) students. 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. We will send you a schedule of these events in early August.
Yes. As the May 15 deadline draws near, it becomes necessary to close sessions if they become full. Please check here for updates to session closings.
Your Denison e-mail address and other account information is included in the First-Year Notebook that is sent to you when you enroll.