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 2021

Residence halls open for first-year students
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Residence halls open for first year students.
Induction of the Class of 2025
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Induction of the Class of 2025
Residence halls open for upperclass students
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Residence halls open for upperclass students
Fall semester classes begin; course registration
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fall semester classes begin; course registration.

September 2021

Labor Day: Classes in Session
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Classes are in session on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

October 2021

Oct 1 -Oct 3
Oct 1, 8:30 am to Oct 3, 7:00 pm
Big Red Weekend
Oct 18 -Oct 19
Oct 18, 8:30 am to Oct 19, 7:00 pm
Denison's fall break is held on Monday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 19.
Oct 20 -Nov 16
Oct 20, 8:30 am to Nov 16, 7:00 pm
Advising and registration: spring semester
Oct 21 -Oct 23
Oct 21, 8:30 am to Oct 23, 7:00 pm
Fall Trustee meetings

November 2021

9:00 am
Residence halls close for Thanksgiving break
Nov 22 -Nov 26
Nov 22, 8:00 am to Nov 26, 7:00 pm
Thanksgiving Break
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Residence halls reopen following Thanksgiving break.
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Classes resume

December 2021

9:00 pm
Fall Semester classes end
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
9:00 am
Residence halls close for winter break

January 2022

9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Residence halls reopen
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Spring semester classes begin; Course registration
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr Day observed
Jan 27 -Jan 29
Jan 27, 8:30 am to Jan 29, 7:00 pm
Winter Trustee meeting

March 2022

9:00 am
Residence halls close for Spring Break
Mar 14 -Mar 18
Mar 14, 9:00 am to Mar 18, 7:00 pm
Spring Break to be held from Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 18, 2022.
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. following Spring Break.
Mar 21 -Apr 12
Mar 21, 8:00 am to Apr 12, 4:30 pm
Advising and registration to be held for 2022 fall semester.
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Classes resume for spring semester

April 2022

Apr 21 -Apr 23
Apr 21, 8:00 am to Apr 23, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds spring Trustee meeting.

May 2022

9:00 pm
Classes end for 2022 spring semester.
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Final examinations
9:00 am
Residence halls close for non-graduates.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denison University holds Baccalaureate services at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Denison University holds Baccalaureate services at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
181st Annual Commencement Exercises
7:00 pm
Residence Halls close for graduates
May 15 -Jul 31
May 15, 8:30 am to Jul 31, 7:00 pm
Summer Scholars Programs