Higley Hall

Established
1941
Overview
Higley Hall is home to the departments of Communication and Economics, the First-Year Office, and the Academic Resource Center.
History & Architecture
Higley Hall is one of architect William Gehron’s many buildings on Denison’s campus. Built in 1941 of Harvard brick and Bedford limestone in the Georgian Revival style, the building was originally named the Life Science Building and was a gift of William Howard Doane’s daughter, Ida. In 1997 the building underwent extensive renovation and modernization and was renamed Higley Hall in recognition of a substantial gift from Beverly and Albert M. Higley, a Denison graduate and trustee whose construction company has been involved with more than 20 buildings on campus.
After a heavy snowfall in 1952, campus pranksters blocked the entrances to Higley Hall, then known as the Life Science Building, with giant snowballs. Their fellow students were amused. Professors were not.
Building Style
Harvard brick and Bedford limestone in the Georgian Revival style

What's Happening Here

A New Tutor Hub on Campus

A new space for tutoring opens on campus in the basement or "garden level" of Higley Hall at the new Academic Resource Center.

Circling In

Advising Circles gather peers and mentors to learn about Denison and themselves.

This is Denison: Mark Moller

A conversation with Mark Moller, dean of first-year students, philosophy professor and, yes, a Winnie the Pooh fan.

YouTube Video (JP-z-KhPwKc)

Get Oriented

Orientation at Denison takes many forms. One of them involves a backpack, a sleeping bag, a long walk, and a lot of fun.