Parents & Families

Alumni & Family Engagement

As members of the Denison family, you are a vital part of our community. As such, we strive to keep you engaged through timely communication and diverse opportunities for involvement. In this section, you will find links to important information, as well as frequently used family resources that you may find valuable. We encourage you to stay connected by bookmarking this page and returning often throughout your student’s Denison career.


Travel to Denison for Spring Semester

We are fielding questions about the possibility of an early return to campus for those students who may be impacted by weather.

Student Housing will make early return approvals on a case-by-case basis. If Winter Storm Harper impacts your travel plans, please contact or call the office at 740-587-6271 prior to Friday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. Students MUST contact the office prior to arriving on campus or they will not be able to access their rooms. Students who live within 4 hours driving radius are asked to hold tight at home and plan to travel Sunday, when weather conditions in central Ohio are predicted to improve.

Please note that because residence halls are closed until 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, students will not have available meals, Whisler services, etc. Please plan accordingly for your own meals, airport transport, and other services if needed.

The airport ride service SHARE is preparing for delayed or canceled flights. SHARE will send an e-mail to all paid riders to let them know they are aware of upcoming weather concerns and ask them to be sure to follow the guidelines in the confirmation e-mail they receive 24 hours before their scheduled ride. The email will include instructions on how to contact the driver and/or a dispatcher in the event their flight is delayed or canceled.

If students are in need of a ride back to campus on Sunday, Jan. 20, there is still time to sign up. Use this link to sign up for a spot with SHARE.  Please take note of the fee structure and sign up early to secure the best price.

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Kristy Barngrover Clear ’10

Associate Director, Alumni and Family Engagement

Mary Frazell ’79

Director of Alumni and Family Engagement
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