Lifelong Learning at Otterbein Granville

Take College Courses, Attend Concerts, Interact with Students, and More

Otterbein Granville shares a special bond with nearby Denison University. In fact, Denison alumni helped start our community in 1996, and the land on which the campus is built was Denison property.

Since then, the connection between Otterbein Granville and Denison has benefited both communities. Our residents attend on-campus:

  • Lectures
  • Concerts
  • Plays
  • Athletic events

Members of the Denison administration and alumni sit on the board of Otterbein Granville, and our residents support Denison as well. We enjoy hosting students and faculty in the Community Center for lectures, workshops, and other special events.

Community Scholar Program at Denison

The Community Scholar Program opens Denison’s classes to our residents. Community scholars can enroll in one non-credit course per semester, and there is no limit to the number of semesters for which a scholar may enroll.

Through this program, our residents have taken courses such as:

  • Music Theory
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • The History of Psychology
  • German
  • Macroeconomics
  • Ceramics
  • Painting

Other Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Otterbein Granville’s connections with The Ohio State University-Newark and Central Ohio Technical College in nearby Newark also open up opportunities for our residents and partners.

Learning extends beyond the area’s colleges. Otterbein’s Speaker Series taps into expertise across the region. Residents are fully engaged as lifelong learners through:

  • Book clubs
  • Poetry groups
  • Art workshops
  • And more