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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence halls open for first year students.
Aug 14 -Aug 16
Residence halls open for upperclass students
Aug 14, 9:00 am to Aug 16, 5:00 pm
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
Oct 2, 8:30 am to Oct 4, 5:00 pm
Denison University hosts Big Red Weekend 2020.
Oct 5 -Nov 3
Oct 5, 8:30 am to Nov 3, 5:00 pm
Advising and registration begin for spring semester.
Oct 8 -Oct 10
Oct 8, 8:00 am to Oct 10, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds fall trustee meetings.
Oct 15 -Oct 16
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

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

December 2020

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

January 2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence halls reopen following winter break.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Changes of registration must be initialed by instructors and advisors before submitting the add/drop form to the registrar.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed by Denison
Jan 28 -Jan 30
Jan 28, 8:00 am to Jan 30, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds winter Trustee meeting.

March 2021

9:00 am
Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Spring Break.
Mar 15 -Mar 19
Mar 15, 8:00 am to Mar 19, 5:00 pm
Spring Break to be held from Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19, 2021.
9:00 am
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. following Spring Break.
Mar 22 -Apr 13
Mar 22, 8:00 am to Apr 13, 4:30 pm
Advising and registration to be held for 2021 fall semester.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Classes resume for 2021 spring semester.

April 2021

Apr 15 -Apr 17
Apr 15, 8:00 am to Apr 17, 5:00 pm
Denison University holds spring Trustee meeting.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
During the annual Academic Awards Convocation, Denison University celebrates the academic achievements of its faculty and students.

May 2021

9:00 pm
Classes end for 2021 spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations to be held for 2021 spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations to be held for 2021 spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations to be held for 2021 spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading and study days scheduled for final examinations.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations to be held for 2021 spring semester.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Final examinations to be held for 2021 spring semester.
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
Denison University holds 180th Annual Commencement exercises.
7:00 pm
Residence halls close for graduates at 7 p.m.
May 16 -Aug 1
May 16, 8:30 am to Aug 1, 5:00 pm
Denison University hosts Summer Scholars program.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Denison University holds Commencement exercises for the class of 2020.

June 2021

Jun 2 -Jun 5
Jun 2, 8:00 am to Jun 5, 12:00 pm
Denison University holds reunion celebrations.