Welcome New Humanities and Arts Students!

Humanities Early Arrival: August 14 – 15, 2023

WE ARE excited for you to get a head start on your Otterbein experience. Enjoy a series of events and activities designed to introduce you to many of the creative and cultural benefits of your new community and home! This is a great opportunity to hang out with our excellent humanities faculty and other like-minded students to think about personal meaning, creativity, society, and culture.

On behalf of all of the humanities and arts faculty, we hope you will join us for the early arrival program! Be sure to complete the program registration today!

If you have any questions, contact jmerkowitz@otterbein.edu. See you in August!

Dr. Jennifer Merkowitz
Coordinator-Liaison to the Arts

Dr. Anthony DeStefanis
Coordinator-Liaison to the Humanities

Reserve your space for the Humanities Early Arrival:

In 2022, Otterbein humanities students had early special access to Cadine Navarro's interactive exhibition "Sounds Like Love" at the Frank Museum of Art.

Schedule of Early Arrival Events

Monday, August 14, 1-4 p.m. Early Residence Hall Check-in

Welcome Home! It’s your early move-in day!

Tuesday, August 15, 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Humanities Hangout

Walk, See, and Think Together

Explore Westerville with one of the Humanities-themed tours:

  • Off the Beaten Path: An Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Westerville
    Dr. Amy Johnson, Professor of Art History
  • Visiting the Dead: What We Learn about Ourselves When We Visit a Cemetery
    Dr. Andrew Mills, Professor of Philosophy

Catered Lunch

We’ll eat lunch together in the historic Towers Hall. (See menu items on registration form.)

Discover Yourself and Your New Local Environment

  • Coffee and conversation at the Frank Museum.
  • Check out uptown Westerville.
  • Make sure to get your special Humanities swag.

Tuesday, August 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Humanities BBQ

  • Enjoy a fun finish to the day with a cookout, music, and conversation outside the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center.
  • Meet current Humanities students.
Creative Writing Featured Image
Java Central In Uptown Westerville
Dancers At The Fischer Art Gallery
English Department Featured Image

Creativity & Culture Living Community in Dunlap-King (DK) Hall

This Living Community is a great opportunity to share space and community with those who consider themselves intellectually curious and creative, who see the arts and the humanities as central to human meaning and value, and who want an inclusive, fun, and creative living environment. DK is also home to Open Space, a living community committed to welcoming and supporting all LGBTQIA+ students.

Dunlap King Hall Student Reading
Dancers At The Fischer Art Gallery
Dunlap King Hall Student Reading