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There is no doubt about it—Denison's campus is absolutely stunning. It is seated on top of a hill and overlooks Granville, with lots of trees whose leaves turn beautiful colors in the fall. In addition to the wonderful aesthetics, Denison has some beautiful red brick buildings and newly renovated facilities. Denison's campus also includes a biological reserve, which spans more than 300 acres! Additionally, Denison completed a $38.5 million renovation and expansion of the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center in 2010, which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Mitchell also includes a fitness center, with new workout equipment and a track. Almost all of the facilities at Denison are in great condition. How well Denison is maintained is one of the best parts about going to school here: the landscaping is always neat, all of the technology is up-to-date, and the facility managers are very talented and friendly. New computers were just added in the library, and there are plenty of places to work with all of the computer labs conveniently located around campus. The only complaint students seem to have is that the Wi-Fi on campus is sometimes spotty, but Denison is actively trying to help this problem.
Slayter Student Union, although dubbed Denison's "ugliest" building, is nonetheless very practical and a great place to hang out. Slayter is home to the Slayter snack bar and The Roost, Denison's only bar on campus (they also have delicious ice cream!). The Bandersnatch coffeehouse on East Quad also has snacks and bands performing throughout the week. It is a great place to hang out, eat, enjoy a Nutella milkshake, or do homework.