Class of 2017 Update

Final weeks of your first year of college...

Classes end May 5th. Final Exams begin May 7th.

Halls Close on Wednesday May 14th at 12pm

Summer Housing Information:

All information regarding 2014 Summer Residency as well as the 2014 Summer Residency Application can be found in the Residential Education and Housing section of the Campus Resources Tab via the MyDenison Portal.

If you are considering applying for summer residency, keep in mind that you must meet one of the following criteria to apply:

1) Campus Employment (Must maintain a minimum of 30 hours weekly)

2) Approved Summer Research

3) An approved Denison Internship (through Career Exploration & Development)

4) Organizational Studies Program

5) Homestead Residency

o The deadline for Summer Residency Applications is 12PM noon, Friday, April 18th.

o The summer housing rate is $75.00 per week (Saturday through Sunday – any partial weeks are charged at the full week rate).

o Like last year, all DU Housing will close for a week in late summer so that spaces can be better prepared for fall move-in. This means all housing will be closed to all students the week of August 3-9, 2014. During this period, all students must completely vacate summer spaces and remove all personal belongings. Only one building will remain open for students doing research or working during this week. This small number of students must receive prior approval from the Office of Residential Education and Housing.

Please review all information regarding summer housing, including the Summer 2014 Residency Policies & Procedures via MyDenison. Should you have any questions regarding these materials or your summer stay, please contact Cari Meng in the Curtis Service Center via e-mail at Please use the subject line “Summer Housing”.


Study tip of the Week: Sleep may be just as, if not more, important than Studying

You can't learn new things or memorize material if you are not sleeping and adequate amount. Here are some healthy sleeping tips:
  • Stress and Anxiety – The Journal of Adolescent Health reported that sixty eight percent of students stay awake at night due to stress. Although this bad habit is difficult to break there are ways to make adjustments toward change. An effective way of alleviating thoughts of stress in bed is managing your anxiety before you sleep. For example you can look at your planner before going to bed and already knowing what is going on the next day, or make a to-do list for the next day rather than worrying about it mentally at night.
  • Exercise – If your sleep is restless, exercise can help. Exercising thirty minutes or more daily makes it easier for you to fall asleep at night. Exercising in the daytime will allow you to be energized for the day and help you obtain a deep sleep at night. Although exercise is great for the body, it is not recommended that you exercise three hours within your bedtime because it will stimulate your body and thus make it more difficult to rest.
  • Consistent meal schedule – Eating and sleeping may not seem relevant to each other; however, they are interrelated. By eating at certain times, you can regulate your circadian rhythm which is your "internal biological clock". For example, it is important to eat breakfast because it sets the tone for the rest of the day and gives you energy. A common mistake that many students make is that they will eat late at night. This is a problem because your body is still digesting food while you are trying to sleep.