Big Red Weekend Schedule

Big Red Weekend

Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 3, 2021

Below is the latest schedule for Big Red Weekend. Please note, though, that these events are subject to change, and more will be added. When you arrive, please check in at the Welcome Center and pick up a schedule and lots of other information.

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A note regarding COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority at Denison has been preserving the safety of our community while providing students with as normal a college experience as possible. With a strong interest in continuing to host events this fall, the University has introduced several COVID mitigation strategies. Vaccines continue to be our best defense against COVID-19, and in preventing serious illness and hospitalizations, and for this reason, we are requiring all visitors to campus to be fully vaccinated. We ask those alumni, family members, and friends who are unvaccinated to please not visit campus at this time. As an additional measure, we will require all guests and members of the Denison community to wear masks indoors at all times unless eating or drinking. Masks will not be required outdoors. All of us at Denison thank you for your support as we work to keep our community safe.

 

Events and activities listed in Bold and Red are open to all.

Friday – Oct. 1
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Center
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Big Red Weekend giveaway!
Reese~Shackelford Common
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Leadership Council Meeting
By invitation only.
Reese~Shackelford Common
Noon to 4 p.m. Denison Museum Open
Stop by the Denison Museum to see the new exhibit “In Conversation: Will Wilson,” organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Denison Museum, Michael D. Eisner Center
1 to 4 p.m. Center for Global Programs Table
The Center for Global Programs is home to the Off-Campus Study and International Student Support offices. We assist and support more than 300 students each year with their study away programs as well as assist and mentor more than 350 international students on Denison’s campus. Stop by our table to meet our Global Ambassadors, find out about our upcoming programming, and learn more about the work of our office.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 3rd Floor Atrium
1 to 4:30 p.m. Office of Admission Open
Stop by and visit with Admission staff who will be available to answer any questions about the admission process or take recommendations for prospective Denison students.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 5th Floor
1 to 5 p.m. Knowlton Center Open House & Career Communities Fair
Stop by the Knowlton Center to meet the career team, learn more about all available career resources and visit the space. Then, head down the hall to the Career Community Resource Fair to learn more about Denison’s 7 new Career Communities and the many opportunities for students, families, and friends of Denison to engage in career exploration.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Commons
2 to 5 p.m. Ice Hockey Golf Outing
For all Ice Hockey alumni, family, and friends. Separate registration is required.
Denison Golf Club at Granville, 555 Newark Granville Rd, Granville
3:30 p.m. Philosophy Coffee
All are welcome. Discussion topic: When Can We Mandate Vaccinations?
Vaccination mandates have been offered as a critical public health tool for returning us to normalcy in the wake of the Covid pandemic. But when is it justified to mandate vaccinations? We obviously must weigh at least two different kinds of considerations against each other: (1) the individual’s right to decide what goes into their body; and (2) the public good. When does one outweigh the other? Ought the decision to get vaccinated be a purely personal one? What should we make of other relevant considerations, including the efficacy of the vaccination, the risks posed to some by the vaccination, the nature of the illness, and the status of the entity issuing the mandate (e.g., is it public or private?). Taking all of this (and surely more) into consideration, what should we do? .
Reese~Shackelford Common
4 p.m. Solar Array & Pollinator Habitat Tour
Take a walking tour of Denison’s 2.3 megawatt solar array and new solar pollinator habitat located in the SE corner of the Bio Reserve. The array is the largest at any college in Ohio and provides 15% of the electricity for campus. The tour will be led by Sustainability Director, Jeremy King ’97.
Baseball and Softball Field parking lot, 1000 North St, Granville
5 p.m. Fall into Wellness: Yoga
All are welcome to join the Office of First-Year Experience for a yoga practice with the owner of Granville Yoga as part of our First-Year Friday “Fall Into Wellness” day. The first 50 participants will receive a Denison yoga mat!
Academic Quad
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Swimming & Diving Parents and Alumni Reception
Separate registration is required.
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville
5 to 7:30 p.m. Ice Hockey Cookout
For all Ice Hockey alumni, family, and friends. Separate registration is required.
Denison Golf Club at Granville, 555 Newark Granville Rd, Granville
5 p.m. Black Alumni Association Welcome Reception
Separate registration is required.
The Nest, Slayter Hall, Third Floor
5:30 p.m. Varsity D Association Hall of Fame Induction Reception and Dinner
By invitation only.
Mitchell Center, Mitchell Fieldhouse
6 p.m. Open House for Men’s Lacrosse Parents and Families
Separate registration is required.
Lamson Lodge
6:30 p.m. Hillel Shabbat Dinner
Join Denison Hillel for our weekly Shabbat dinner! We begin at 6:30 pm with candle-lighting, Kiddush, and Motzei–the blessing over Challah. After a short service, we partake in a vegetarian meal with one another, cooked by our very own Hillel board members!
The Open House | Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, 204 North Mulberry St., Granville
7 p.m. Black Alumni Association Pep Rally
Separate registration is required.
Moon Hall
8 p.m. Theatre Performance: Everybody
Everybody is an adaptation of the fifteenth-century European morality play Everyman. “The time has come, “God” says, for Death to go forth and fetch Everybody so she/he/they—an actor determined by a random lottery from among the cast at each performance—can give an account of how they’ve lived their life. But Everybody is terrified to go alone and tries to find someone to keep them company on their final journey. A playful and profound examination of the human condition, Everybody was written by Branden Jacobs Jenkins and was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Reserve tickets here.
Fine Arts Quad
8 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Red & White Scrimmage
Watch the Men’s Lacrosse team compete against each other at this annual Big Red Weekend contest.
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
8 p.m. Women’s Basketball Comedy Event
By invitation only.
Slayter Hall Auditorium
8 p.m. Denison Ice Hockey vs. University of Akron
Cheer on Big Red ice hockey as they challenge the Akron Zips on home ice in Newark! Admission is free!
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark
8:30 p.m. Student A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a concert presented by Denison’s four stellar a capella singing groups. It’s a Big Red Weekend tradition you won’t want to miss! All are welcome.
Reese~Shackelford Common

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 2
8 a.m. Solar Array & Pollinator Habitat Tour
Take a morning walking tour of Denison’s 2.3 megawatt solar array and new solar pollinator habitat located in the SE corner of the Bio Reserve. The array is the largest at any college in Ohio and provides 15% of the electricity for campus. The tour will be led by Sustainability Director, Jeremy King ’97.
Baseball and Softball Field parking lot, 1000 North St, Granville
8 a.m. Ice Hockey Parents and Players Breakfast
Parents and players of ice hockey join Coach Jeff German for a team breakfast.
Lamson Lodge
8 a.m. Golf Outing for Men’s Lacrosse Parents and Families
Separate registration is required.
Denison Golf Club at Granville, 555 Newark Granville Rd, Granville
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Center
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Big Red Weekend giveaway!
Reese~Shackelford Common
9 a.m. Swimming & Diving Parents Meeting with Coaching Staff
Separate registration is required.
Mitchell Center, All-American Room
9 a.m. Black Alumni Association Open Forum
Separate registration is required.
Academic Quad tent
10 to 11 a.m. A Conversation with the President
Everyone is encouraged to attend this premier Big Red Weekend event. Learn about all that’s new and exciting at Denison. You won’t want to miss this! Coffee and tea will be available.Adam Weinberg holding a microphone while speaking
Reese~Shackelford Common
10 a.m. 11th Annual Alumni and Family Swimming & Diving Meet
Separate registration is required.
Trumbull Aquatics Center
10 a.m. Baseball Scrimmage
Watch Big Red Baseball play a double header. Baseball parents are invited for a lunch at the field.
Big Red Field, 1000 North St. Granville, OH
10 a.m. to noon Office of Admission Open
Stop by and visit with Admission staff who will be available to answer any questions about the admission process or take recommendations for prospective Denison students.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 5th Floor
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Knowlton Center Open House
Stop by the Knowlton Center to have any career-related questions answered and learn more about the innovative programs and services offered to students as they navigate their journey from first year to post-Denison launch.
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 205
11 a.m. Planetarium Show
Enjoy a fascinating tour of the night sky by a member of our physics faculty. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.
F.W. Olin Science Hall, Planetarium, Ground Floor
11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. University of Lynchburg
Cheer on the Big Red as they challenge the Lynchburg Hornets! Admission is free!
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
11 a.m. Women’s Rugby vs. Kenyon College
Watch Denison compete against Kenyon! Admission is free!
Granville Middle School, 210 New Burg Street, Granville
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food Truck Lunch!
Enjoy a casual lunch with alumni, family, and friends! Pay-as-you-go food trucks will be available.
Reese~Shackelford Common and near Piper Stadium
Noon to 1 p.m. Big Red Legacy Appreciation Event
Join us and meet other legacy families. Legacy photos will be taken with your class banners! All are welcome.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Commons
Noon Black Alumni Association Tailgate/Cookout
Separate registration is required.
Lamson Lodge
Noon Women’s Soccer vs. Allegheny College
Cheer on women’s soccer as they challenge the Allegheny Gators in an important conference contest! Admission is free!
Barclay-Thomsen Field
12:30 p.m. Singer’s Theatre Workshop and Denison University Wind Ensemble
Reminisce about your days on the Hill with selection from some favorite musicals. Let these band geeks and music-theatre nerds prove to you how cool they really are! Visit the food trucks and bring your lunch to A-quad
Academic Quad
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pre- Game Tailgate for Men’s Soccer
Celebrate with the team prior to the game. Open to all parents, alumni, and friends of Men’s Soccer.
Mitchell Center, All-American Room
1 p.m. Ice Hockey Alumni Game
Whether you plan to hit the ice yourself or prefer to cheer for your fellow alumni from the stands, we invite all alumni hockey players to join this special game.
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark
1 p.m. Men’s Rugby vs. Case Western Reserve
Watch Denison compete against Case Western! Admission is free!
Granville Middle School, 210 New Burg Street, Granville
2 to 4 p.m. Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts Open House
Take a stroll through Denison’s state-of-the-art Eisner Center, the newest gem on the college’s Fine Arts Quad.
Michael D. Eisner Center
2 to 4 p.m. Denison Museum Open House
Stop by the Denison Museum to see the new exhibit “In Conversation: Will Wilson,” organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Denison Museum, Michael D. Eisner Center
2 to 4 p.m. Studio Art Open House
See student work and meet the Arts faculty.
Bryant Arts Center
2 to 4 p.m. Cinema Open House
Meet the Cinema faculty.
Cinema House
2 to 4 p.m. Squash Open House
See the renovated courts and celebrate squash becoming Denison’s newest varsity sport. Open to all parents, alumni, and friends of Denison Squash.
Academic Quad tent
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Allegheny College
Cheer on men’s soccer as they challenge the Allegheny Gators in an important conference contest! Admission is free!
Barclay-Thomsen Field
2:30 p.m. Swimming & Diving Recognition Reception and Hall of Champions Induction
Separate registration is required.
Reese~Shackelford Common
3 p.m. Football vs. Wabash College
Cheer on the Big Red football team as they compete against the Wabash Little Giants.
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
3:10 p.m. Denison Ice Hockey vs. University of Akron
Cheer on ice hockey as they challenge the Akron Zips on home ice in Newark! Admission is free!
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark
5 to 6 p.m. Leadership Donor and Volunteer Reception
By invitation only.
Monomoy Place
5 p.m. Big Red Burpee’s Show
Laugh out loud at this hilarious performance by Denison’s groundbreaking improvisational comedy troupe, Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company! All are welcome.
Academic Quad
5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Cookout
For all women’s basketball alumni, family, and friends.
Lamson Lodge
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Players and Parents Reception
Separate registration is required.
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville
6:30 p.m. Ice Hockey Alumni Banquet
Separate registration is required.
Monomoy Place
8 p.m. Theatre Performance: Everybody
Everybody is an adaptation of the fifteenth-century European morality play Everyman. “The time has come, “God” says, for Death to go forth and fetch Everybody so she/he/they—an actor determined by a random lottery from among the cast at each performance—can give an account of how they’ve lived their life. But Everybody is terrified to go alone and tries to find someone to keep them company on their final journey. A playful and profound examination of the human condition, Everybody was written by Branden Jacobs Jenkins and was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Reserve tickets here.
Fine Arts Quad
9 p.m. Black Alumni Association Homecoming Ball and NPHC Icebreaker
Separate registration is required.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall

 

 

Sunday, October 3
8:30 a.m. Breakfast for Men’s Lacrosse Parents and Families
Separate registration is required.
Lamson Lodge
10 a.m. Coffee with Cross Country/Track & Field Parents and Families
For all Cross Country/Track & Field alumni, family, and friends.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Commons
10 a.m. Black Alumni Association Sunday Fellowship
Separate registration is required.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall
Noon Black Alumni Association Farewell Brunch
Separate registration is required.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall
8 p.m. Theatre Performance: Everybody
Everybody is an adaptation of the fifteenth-century European morality play Everyman. “The time has come, “God” says, for Death to go forth and fetch Everybody so she/he/they—an actor determined by a random lottery from among the cast at each performance—can give an account of how they’ve lived their life. But Everybody is terrified to go alone and tries to find someone to keep them company on their final journey. A playful and profound examination of the human condition, Everybody was written by Branden Jacobs Jenkins and was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Reserve tickets here.
Fine Arts Quad

Register Now for Big Red Weekend 2021 See Who’s Attending