Each year, Denison offers special, one-of-a-kind opportunities to engage the arts and sciences through extraordinary lectures, performances, exhibitions, and academic programming.

The Reid & Polly Anderson Lecture Series is an annual convocation featuring a top scientist in their field.

Babcock Lectureship

The Babcock Lecture brings prominent conservative speakers to campus to interpret the American conservative heritage.

The Beck Series provides students the opportunity to hear, study with, and engage some this country’s finest writers.

Bluegrass Festival

The Bluegrass Festival features several renowned performers as well as workshops and rehearsal experiences to showcase the very best of bluegrass.

Faculty Fridays celebrate our faculty who have recently had a publication, gallery show, concert, or article accepted in a scientific magazine.

The Global Studies Seminar is an interdisciplinary forum for the campus to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance.

The Goodspeed Lecture brings credentialed scholars related to Religious Studies to deliver an all-campus convocation lecture.

The Gordon Lecture Series honors Doris Gilbert Gordon, high school teacher and friend of Denison who had a great love of mathematics.

Jazz Guitar

The Music Department proudly hosts the longest continually running Jazz Guitar Festival in the United States.

The Kantor Lecture brings eminent psychologists to campus for several days for lectures to the Psychology Department and campus, and to meet with students.

The Laura C. Harris Series promotes the education of young women as students and as professionals.

Lugar Lecture

The biennial Lugar Lecture Series brings prominent public servants to the campus to address issues of national and international concern.

Monday Musings is a series of presentations by faculty members or students who have recently made a remarkable accomplishment in their academic fields.

The Ronneberg Lectureship was endowed in 1981 as a means to bring to campus outstanding scientists to lecture on a diverse range of topics.


At TEDxDenisonU, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The Titus-Hepp Lectureship is a Philosophy Department series.

Faculty at Tuesday Lunch Series

The Tuesday Lunch Series is a wonderful way for faculty and staff to interact with colleagues and learn about their work.

Tutti Festival

The TUTTI Festival is a days-long celebration of original works by musicians, composers, fine artists, dance artists, theatre, and creative people across genres.

Vail Series

The Vail Series brings the highest caliber artists to the college. Performers have included Béla Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, and Yo-Yo Ma.