The Office of First-Year Experience offers several orientation programs that provide incoming students with a unique and enjoyable transition to life at Denison. Orientations help first-year students feel at home and productive in the Denison environment by creating a space to embrace the academic, social, and residential challenges and opportunities embedded in a four-year liberal arts college experience.

June Orientation (June-O)

All new Denisonians will attend both June-O and Aug-O as part of their transition to The HIll. You will leave June-O with your fall class schedule and will feel more prepared for a successful start when you return to campus in the fall.

August Orientation (Aug-O)

The 3-day Aug-O experience is designed to familiarize you with Denison, the members of your class, and issues surrounding the adjustment to college life.

Pre-Orientation (Pre-O)

Denison offers a wide variety of optional off-campus Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) programs, prior to August Orientation, which will help you to expand your horizons, deepen your understanding of yourself, and connect with other first-year students who share your interests and passions.

International Arrival

The Center for Global Programs creates an arrival program to help students settle into their residence halls, open bank accounts, apply for mobile phone services, explore campus, and learn about the Granville and Columbus communities before domestic students arrive on campus.

Spring Start

Our first-year students who begin their time at Denison in the spring semester head off campus to connect, explore Columbus, and discover what it means to become a Denisonian.