What are the accommodations like?
Accommodations house two participants in a four bedroom, two bath residence hall apartment. Each suite contains a kitchen and small living area. You will be assigned an apartment mate of same gender, unless you request a particular one. Rooms are furnished with extra-long twin beds and desks. Linen and towels will be provided. There is a coin operated laundry facility in each building. Rooms are air-conditioned and have wi-fi.
Can I stay at a local hotel instead of staying in a residence hall?
Yes, you could stay at a local hotel, pay the commuter rate. (Commuter rate covers seminars, opening and closing night dinners and lunches only) Establishments in Granville include the Granville Inn and Buxton Inn. There are also hotels in Newark and Columbus.
Is childcare provided?
Childcare is not provided. The residence halls are not designed for children.
What is the campus like?
Denison University is located about 30 miles east of Columbus, capitol of Ohio, on a hill in the quaint town of Granville. Denison is an independent, co-educational, residential, liberal arts institution, with about 2,200 students. Today, Denison has over 50 majors and programs of study. Denison is a member of the NCAA Division III and North Coast Athletic Conference. You can walk down the hill to Granville to eat or shop or go out the east end of campus to the Homestead or walk into the 350 acre bio reserve.
What is the town like?
Granville is a small village of about 3500 people located in Licking County. The community was founded in 1805 by a colony of settlers from Granville, Massachusetts. Earlier settlers were from Wales and the Welsh influence is still apparent in the community. Granville is the location of the prehistoric Alligator Effigy Mound, built by the indigenous people of the Fort Ancient culture. The Newark Earthworks from the Hopewell Culture is also close by. The main street of town, Broadway, runs east and west, and contains a number of churches, restaurants, Whits Frozen Custard, The Robbins Hunter Museum, Kussmaul Gallery, library, post office, and CVS. There is one grocery store, Ross Market.
Will there be coffee in the morning?
Coffee and tea will be provided every morning during the conference. Afternoon beverages and snacks will also be provided. Coffee can be found in the lobby of each residence hall.
What guidelines concerning alcohol consumption should be observed?
You are responsible for the safe and legal consumption of any and all alcohol. You may consume alcohol in the residence halls, but no open containers are permitted outside the building. There are restaurants within walking distance of the campus that serve alcohol.
What about smoking?
Smoking of tobacco or drugs is not allowed in any building on campus. There are smoking containers located around campus and you may smoke tobacco in those areas, approximately 15-20 feet from the entrance of any building.
Are there phones in the rooms?
There are no phones in the rooms. Bring your cell phone with you to campus.
Can I do my laundry or should I pack enough changes of clothing for the whole week?
There are coin-operated laundry facilities in each of the residence halls. They take quarters and it is approximately $1.50 per load to wash. There is a change machine in Slayter.
What recreational facilities are there?
Attendees will have free access to the gym and pool at the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center during the hours of 7AM and 6PM. There are limited free swim hours at the Trumbull Aquatic Center. There is an indoor and outdoor track, tennis courts, basketball court, and state of the art gym. You might want to take a walk on the trails of the 350 acre bio-reserve or bring your bike and use the Thomas Evans bike path that extends from Newark to Johnstown, OH.
What kinds of clothing should I pack for the week’s activities and events?
Casual dress is appropriate for the daily sessions and the outside events. The opening dinner tends to be slightly more dressy – business casual is fine. Late July temperatures average in the 80s during the day and 60s in the evening. Buildings are air conditioned, so you may need to bring a sweater.
Where will we be eating most of our meals?
Most breakfasts and lunches will be in the Huffman Dining Hall on the east quad. The opening dinner will be held in Knobel Hall (Burton Morgan Building). There will be a closing picnic on campus. Two dinners will be held in the President’s Room of the Huffman Dining Hall. You will have the opportunity to have a couple meals off campus. Bon Appetit provides the food service for campus.
What is the daily schedule like?
Keynote addresses are at 8:30 AM, followed by a morning seminar, lunch, then two afternoon seminars. If signed up for two seminars, you will have some free time during the day to work on your own research. There are a couple evening lectures planned too.
What are the seminars like?
Seminar topics and leaders vary. Most will focus on discussion of assigned readings that will be given to you as the date gets closer so you have time to read before you arrive. Please see the seminar descriptions on the website.
What will we be doing during the evenings?
Evening activities vary. There is an opening dinner and dessert reception starting at 6:30PM Sunday, July 14. Monday night, one of the seminar leaders will give a presentation. On Tuesday night, there is an optional group excursion, or you can enjoy a dinner on your own. Wednesday night will feature a panel discussion facilitated by _____. Thursday night will allow you to explore other options on your own, Friday night we will have a closing picnic.
What about Transportation?
Complimentary shuttles will pick up arriving guests at the John Glenn International Airport, Columbus, OH, on Sunday, July 14 at various times. These times will be posted at a later date. Shuttles will also be available to return guests to the airport on Saturday morning, July 19.