Denison University’s programs, offerings, events and arrangements are subject to change in the event of exigent circumstances, including the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

By Academic Year:

August 2020

Residence halls open for first-year students
All Day
Residence halls open for first year students.
Aug 14 -Aug 16
Residence halls open for upperclass students
All Day
Residence halls open for upperclassmen.
Fall semester classes begin; course registration
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Classes begin; course registration

September 2020

Labor Day: Classes in Session
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Classes are in session on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020.

October 2020

Oct 2 -Oct 4
Big Red Weekend
Oct 2, 8:30 am to Oct 4, 5:00 pm
Denison University hosts Big Red Weekend 2020.
Oct 5 -Nov 3
Advising and registration: spring semester
Oct 5, 8:30 am to Nov 3, 5:00 pm
Advising and registration begin for spring semester.
Oct 8 -Oct 10
Fall Trustee meetings
Oct 8, 8:00 am to Oct 10, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds fall trustee meetings.
Oct 15 -Oct 16
Fall break
Oct 15, 8:00 am to Oct 16, 5:00 pm
Denison's fall break is held on Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16.

November 2020

Classes end
9:00 pm
Fall semester classes end.
Residence halls close
9:00 am
Residence halls close after Thanksgiving Break.
Nov 23 -Nov 27
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 23, 8:00 am to Nov 27, 5:00 pm
Thanksgiving Break scheduled for Monday, November 23, through Friday, November 27, 2020.
Reading and study day
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study day scheduled for final examinations.
Reading and study day
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study day scheduled for final examinations.
Final examinations
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2020 fall semester.

December 2020

Final examinations
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2020 fall semester.
Final examinations
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2020 fall semester.
Final examinations
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2020 fall semester.

January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 28 -Jan 30
Winter Trustee meeting
Jan 28, 8:00 am to Jan 30, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds winter Trustee meeting.
Residence halls move-in
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence halls move-in day: scheduled by appointment
Residence halls move-in
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence halls move-in day: scheduled by appointment

February 2021

Spring semester classes begin
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Classes begin; course registration

March 2021

No classes
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
No classes scheduled.
No classes
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
No classes scheduled.

April 2021

Apr 15 -Apr 17
Apr 15, 8:00 am to Apr 17, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds spring Trustee meeting.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
No classes scheduled.

May 2021

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Common Hour: Student Recognition Ceremony
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Late afternoon: Induction of the Class of 2024
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Faculty Recognition Virtual Ceremony
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Faculty Recognition Celebration, following Virtual Ceremony
9:00 pm
Spring semester classes end.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study day scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2021 Spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2021 Spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study day scheduled for final examinations.
May 16 -Aug 1
May 16, 8:30 am to Aug 1, 5:00 pm
Denison University hosts Summer Scholars program.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2021 Spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations take place for 2021 Spring semester.
9:00 am
Residence halls close for non-graduates.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Denison University holds 180th Annual Commencement exercises.
7:00 pm
Residence halls close for graduates at 7 p.m.

July 2021

9:00 am
Residence halls close for the summer.