Welcome New Humanities and Arts Students!

Humanities Early Arrival: August 20, 2024

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 and arts 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 akline@otterbein.edu. See you in August!

Amanda Kline, MFA
Coordinator-Liaison to the Arts and 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

Tuesday, August 20, 10 a.m. Early Residence Hall Check-in

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2 p.m.

Introductions in the Philomathean Room

You will receive your swag bag! This includes a t-shirt, notebook, and a Birdie Books gift card.

Walking Tour with Andrew Mills, Professor of Philosophy

“Visiting the Dead: What We Learn about Ourselves When We Visit a Cemetery”

A Visit to Birdie Books

Otterbein’s perfect location includes Westerville’s Uptown District that is just minutes from campus. We’ll visit Birdie Books — a perk on every Humanities and arts student’s must have list for college — an independent bookstore that’s just a short walk away. Plus, you’ll enjoy a gift card to purchase one of your favorite books!

A Visit to the Frank Museum

Get acquainted with Otterbein’s Frank Museum of Art and meet Janice Glowski, the director of Otterbein museum and galleries, to learn about events, opportunities, and experiences available to you. The Frank Museum is an interdisciplinary teaching and research museum dedicated to global art. From faculty and student chemistry research on pigments and dyes to studies in conservation to student interns analyzing artist seal stamps on Chinese paintings, learning at the Museum happens across the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Integrative Studies.

Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.

Dinner at Asterisk Supper Club on State Street

The restaurant scene in Westerville and Columbus is a foodie’s dream. Enjoy a special dinner provided by Otterbein, great conversation, and the beginning of your experience as a Humanities or arts Scholar at one of Uptown’s most memorable restaurants, the Asterisk Supper Club. We know that friendships and big ideas all start around the table. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available.

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

The Creativity and Culture 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.

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