A Few Things I Wish I Knew Before Attending Denison University

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I joined the Class of 2007 at Denison University believing that I was more than prepared for life on campus and that my only challenges would be academic. I chose Denison, a small, liberal arts college within my home state, because my first choice, New York University, seemed too overwhelming, and my safety choice, The Ohio State University, was too close to home. Despite choosing a small, less intimidating school, I quickly realized that my college experience would have unforeseen challenges that would push me out of my comfort zone and require new life skills. With more than 175 student organizations to choose from, I filled up my schedule with...

5 Traditions You Can’t Miss at Denison University

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At nearly 200 years old, Denison University has a long and rich history that continues to inspire students and create lasting traditions. There are tons of opportunities for entertainment, enrichment and adventure both on and around campus. If you want to make the most of your Denison experience, as a student or as a visitor, here are 5 things that you absolutely cannot miss. 1.) D-day Every year, a big secret is kept from Denison students. D-Day, meaning Denison Day, is an annual concert event that takes place every fall but its headliners are kept a secret until D-Day. This tradition has been a part of Denison for 65 years and some recent D-Day concerts...

5 Things to Avoid at Denison University

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Denison University campus has some rules and myths that have developed over the university’s two centuries of existence. From legends and superstitions, to issues of safety and wellness, here are 5 things that you should avoid. 1.) The Seal On the academic quad stands beautiful Swasey Chapel, established in the early 1900s, preceded by a brick walkway known as Chapel Walk. Embedded on that path lays the Denison seal and, according to superstition, students who step on this seal will not graduate. Don’t be surprised if you see crowds of students moving around this part of the walkway as if they’re avoiding an invisible sinkhole. Of course, it is all in...

5 Things to Look for on a Campus Tour at Denison University

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Choosing a college or university to attend can be an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially if you are considering a strictly residential campus like Denison University. Even after you’ve done heavy soul searching, or consulted a Magic 8 Ball to choose your major course of study, there are other factors that you should keep in mind when visiting Denison as a Prospective Student. By checking out these five things on your visit, you can determine if Denison is the right campus environment for you. 1.) Finding First Year Friends If you have been accepted to Denison University, you can attend a Prospective Student overnight tour in which you’ll be...