Big Red Weekend Schedule

Big Red Weekend 2019

September 27-29, 2019

Below is an up-to-date 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.

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

Friday – September 27, 2019
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. University Archives & Special Collections Open House
Stop by and check out Denison’s impressive history. Special items will be on display.
William Howard Doane Library, Level B
10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Center
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Big Red Weekend giveaway!
Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family Leadership Council Meeting
By invitation only.
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 50th Reunion Committee planning
By invitation only.
Barney-Davis Boardroom
noon – 4 p.m. About Ourselves / Inside Ourselves
This exhibition explores the interaction between LGBTQ+ identities and their history. The artists featured document their own stories as LGBTQ+ individuals, providing examples that describe not only struggle and oppression, but also love, resilience, and joy. Also, the museum will be open during the Saturday tours of the Eisner Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m., but it will be closed the rest of the day on Saturday.
Denison Museum in the Eisner Center
1 – 4 p.m. Office of Gender and Sexuality and Multicultural Student Affairs Open House
Stop by our Student Center to learn about the programs and services offered by our offices! All are welcome.
Slayter Hall, Fourth Floor
1 – 4 p.m. Off-Campus Study Office Table and Screening Room
Stop by our table to meet some of our student ambassadors and returnees, and to get information about the options we have for studying off campus. We also will be showing our student-made Digital Storytelling Projects, created the semester after they returned from abroad.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Third-Floor Atrium and Room 317
1 – 4 p.m. Knowlton Center Open House for Family Members and Alumni
Stop by to learn about all the exciting opportunities happening in the Knowlton Center. Family members: See how you can help students and young alumni in their career exploration journey.
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 205
3:30 p.m. Philosophy Coffee
The title of this coffee is “Automation and the Future of Work.” Advances in technology, including artificial intelligence, can increasingly displace the traditional workforce. How is automation liable to change our understanding and experience of work and other aspects of our lives? Automation is often defended as good or desirable because it improves efficiency. Join us for a conversation about what other values and principles should direct the adoption and design of automation in our communities.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Room 327
5 – 6:30 p.m. Knowlton Center Networking Reception
Alumni, parents, and students are invited to meet each other for a casual networking event.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common, Room 314
5 – 7 p.m. Swimming & Diving Parent/Alumni Reception
For all Swimming & Diving alumni, family, and friends. Register here.
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville
5 p.m. Kappa Kappa Gamma Career Panel and Networking Reception
Registration required. Register here.
Kappa Kappa Gamma House, 110 North Mulberry St., Granville
5:30 p.m. Varsity D Association Hall of Fame Induction Reception and Dinner
By invitation only.
Mitchell Center, Atrium
5:30 – 7 p.m. Black Student Union Family Meeting
Registration required. Register here.
Curtis Dining Hall, Provost’s Dining Room
6:30 p.m. Hillel Shabbat Dinner
Join Denison Hillel for our weekly Shabbat dinner! We begin at 6:30 p.m. 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 – 8 p.m. Black Student Union Open House BSU Lounge in Smith Hall
7 p.m. Faculty Jazz Ensemble in Concert
All are welcome. The show is free, however, tickets are required. Reserve your free tickets here.
Michael D. Eisner Center, Sharon Martin Hall
8 p.m. Student A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a concert presented by Denison’s four stellar a cappella singing groups. It’s a Big Red Weekend tradition you won’t want to miss! All are welcome.
Swasey Chapel
8 – 10 p.m. Black Alumni Association and Black Student Union All-Class Mixer
Registration required. Register here.
Slayter Hall, Third Floor
Saturday – September 28, 2019
8 a.m. Solar Array and Pollinator Habitat Tour
Take a walking tour of Denison’s 2.3-megawatt solar array and new solar pollinator habitat located in the southeast corner of the Bio Reserve. The array is the largest at any college in Ohio and provides 15 percent of the electricity for the campus. Sustainability Director Jeremy King ’97 will lead the tour. Tours will begin at the baseball/softball parking lot on North Pearl Street. Everyone is welcome.
Denison Biological Reserve
8 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Annual Golf Tournament
By invitation only.
Denison Golf Club, 555 Newark Granville Road, Granville
8 – 10 a.m. Ice Hockey Breakfast
Hockey players, alumni, and their families are welcome.
Lamson Lodge
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!
Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium
8:30 a.m. Alumni Volunteer Summit & 50th Reunion Committee planning
By invitation only.
Huffman Dining Hall, President’s Dining Room
8:30 – 10 a.m. Black Alumni Association General Meeting
Registration required. Register here.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Camp Denison” Child Care
Cost is $20. For ages 2 to 12. No children under 2.
Reese-Shackelford Common (Rain location: Slayter Hall, Shepardson College Room)
9 a.m. – 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, Fifth Floor
9 – 10 a.m. Knowlton Center Open House
Stop by to learn about all the exciting opportunities happening in the Knowlton Center. Family members: see how you can help students and young alumni in their career exploration journey.
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 205
9 a.m. Swimming & Diving Parents Meeting with Coaching Staff
Register here.
Mitchell Center, All-American Room
9:30 a.m. Swimming & Diving 2019 National Championship Banner Unveiling Mitchell Center, Trumbull Aquatics Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Women’s Lacrosse Fall Ball
Practice session with family and alumnae. Tailgate brunch to follow.
Piper Stadium
10 – 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

Herrick Hall Auditorium
10 a.m. 10th Annual Alumni & Family Swimming & Diving Meet
Register here.
Mitchell Center, Trumbull Aquatics Center
11 a.m. Women’s Rugby vs. College of Wooster
Cheer on our ruggers as they challenge the Wooster Scots on the Denison rugby field next to Granville Middle School! Admission is free!
210 New Burg Street, Granville
11 a.m. – noon Summer Scholars Showcase
Visit with students who recently conducted their 10-week independent summer research projects both on and off campus through the Denison Summer Scholar Program.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Third-Floor Atrium
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Baseball BBQ Lunch
Alumni, family, and friends of Denison baseball welcome.
Lamson Lodge
11:15 a.m. – noon Denison Discussions
All of the fun of class without the stressful quiz. Learn more about the people and programs at Denison!

Entrepreneurship and the Red Frame Lab
Red Frame Lab, Slayter Hall, Second Floor
The Red Frame Lab, Denison’s center for entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking, launched in 2017. Come hear how we’re supporting entrepreneurship at Denison and providing students with opportunities to build the habits and skills of successful entrepreneurs and innovators. In fact, just last week, we hosted ReMix, the Denison Entrepreneurship Summit, bringing together 70 alums and 150 students to re-connect, re-imagine and re-fuel.
Unlocking our Wellness Potential
Talbot Hall, Room 212
Meet the new Polk Family Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness, Dustin Brentlinger, and learn about how Student Wellness is growing and evolving at Denison. Wellness is more than being free from illness. It is a dynamic process of change and growth in which students are encouraged to participate actively in becoming aware of and making choices that foster well-being. Dustin will describe the work of his team and campus partners in fostering an environment that offers resources and supports choices that promote a healthy and fulfilling life.
Various locations
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Knowlton Center Open House
Stop by to join us for desserts and coffee and learn about all the exciting opportunities happening in the Knowlton Center. Family members: see how you can help students and young alumni in their career exploration journey.
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 205
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Food Truck Lunch on the Common!
Enjoy a casual lunch with alumni, family, and friends! Trucks include Pitabilities, Burrito Bus, Mai Chau, and D’s Dogs. Tickets can be purchased on-site for $10 each.
Reese-Shackelford Common
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Phi Iota Alpha Community Service Project
The brothers of Phi Iota Alpha will be baking cookies for the Boys & Girls Club of Newark. Registration required. Register here.
The Open House, 204 North Mulberry St., Granville
noon Men’s Lacrosse Cookout
By invitation only.
The pavilion at Denison Golf Club, 555 Newark Granville Road, Granville
12:15 p.m. Swimming & Diving Recognition Reception and Hall of Champions Induction
Register here.
Curtis Dining Hall, Provost’s Dining Room
12:30 – 2 p.m. Big Red Legacy Appreciation Event
Join us for light refreshments and meet other legacy families. Legacy photos will be taken with your class banners! All are welcome.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common
1 p.m. Volleyball vs. Kenyon College
Cheer on the volleyball team as is challenges the Kenyon Ladies in an important conference contest! Admission is free!
Livingston Gymnasium in the Mitchell Center
1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Ohio Wesleyan University
Cheer on women’s soccer as they challenge the Ohio Wesleyan Bishops in an important conference contest! Admission is free!
Barclay-Thomsen Field
1 p.m. Men’s Rugby vs. Ohio Northern University
Cheer on our ruggers as they challenge the ONU Polar Bears on the Denison rugby field next to Granville Middle School! Admission is free!
210 New Burg Street, Granville
1 – 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
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
1 – 2:30 p.m. Fencing Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of men’s and women’s fencing are welcome.
Mitchell 254, Multi-Purpose Room
1 – 2:30 p.m. Denison Homestead Open House
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit a gem of our college: The Denison Homestead. The Homestead is an iconic, ever-evolving experiment in community that, since 1977, has been inhabited and maintained by students with a strong commitment to a socio-environmentally responsible life ethic. All are welcome. Event will be held rain or shine.
Denison Homestead, 1385 North Street, Granville. Park by the red recycling barn, then follow the path.
1 – 3 p.m. The Doobie Station Open House
Alumni, friends, and family of the Doobie are invited to come and meet current members of the organization, see the station’s new look, and possibly win a free t-shirt!
The Doobie studios, Slayter Hall, First Floor
1:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball Intrasquad Game Big Red Field
2 p.m. Planetarium Show
Enjoy a fascinating tour of the night sky by a member of our physics faculty. Seating is limited, so please arrive by 1:50 p.m. All are welcome.
F.W. Olin Science Hall, Planetarium, Ground Floor
2 p.m. Solar Array and Pollinator Habitat Tour
Take a walking tour of Denison’s 2.3-megawatt solar array and new solar pollinator habitat located in the southeast corner of the Bio Reserve. The array is the largest at any college in Ohio and provides 15 percent of the electricity for the campus. Sustainability Director Jeremy King ’97 will lead the tour. Tours will begin at the baseball/softball parking lot on North Pearl Street. Everyone is welcome.
Denison Biological Reserve
2 – 4 p.m. Beta Theta Pi Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Betas are welcome.
Beta House
2 – 4 p.m. Delta Chi Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Delta Chis are welcome.
Schaff House
2 – 4 p.m. Delta Delta Delta Open House
Come and see our recently completed house renovations! Alumnae, family, and friends of the Tri Delts are welcome.
Delta Delta Delta House, 136 North Mulberry St., Granville
2 – 4 p.m. Delta Gamma Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of the DGs are welcome.
Delta Gamma House, 203 North Mulberry St., Granville
2 – 4 p.m. Kappa Alpha Theta Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Thetas are welcome.
Kappa Alpha Theta House, 200 North Mulberry St., Granville
2 – 4 p.m. Kappa Kappa Gamma Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Kappas are welcome.
Kappa Kappa Gamma House, 110 North Mulberry St., Granville
2 – 4 p.m. Kappa Sigma Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Kappa Sigmas are welcome.
Kappa Sigma House
2 – 4 p.m. Lambda Chi Alpha Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Lambdas are welcome.
Morrow House
2 – 4 p.m. Sigma Chi Open House
All Big Red Weekend attendees are welcome. Alumni brothers will be present to greet visitors.
Sigma Chi House
2 – 3 p.m. Pi Beta Phi Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of the Pi Phis are welcome.
Pi Beta Phi House, 425 West College St., Granville
2 – 4 p.m. Phi Kappa Psi Tennis Golf
Alumni, family, and friends of the Phi Kappa Psis are welcome.
East Quad
2 – 4 p.m. Squash Open House
All are welcome.
Mitchell Center, Squash Courts
2 – 4 p.m. Bullsheet Open House
Celebrating the Bullsheet’s 40th Anniversary! All are welcome.
Knapp Hall, Bullsheet Office and Knapp 106
3 p.m. Discussion and Appetizers with Denison Pride and Outlook
Enjoy conversation and refreshments with students, alumni, family, and friends. All are welcome.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common, Room 314
3 p.m. Solar Array and Pollinator Habitat Tour
Take a walking tour of Denison’s 2.3-megawatt solar array and new solar pollinator habitat located in the southeast corner of the Bio Reserve. The array is the largest at any college in Ohio and provides 15 percent of the electricity for the campus. Sustainability Director Jeremy King ’97 will lead the tour. Tours will begin at the baseball/softball parking lot on North Pearl Street. Everyone is welcome.
Denison Biological Reserve
3:30 p.m. Ice Hockey Alumni and Family Shinny
Ice hockey alumni and family members are invited to join us for a casual drop-in hockey game!
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark
4 – 5 p.m. Burpee’s Seedy Big Red Weekend Show
Laugh out loud at this hilarious performance by Denison’s improvisational troupe. All are welcome!
Slayter Hall, Fourth-Floor Auditorium
4 – 5:30 p.m. Denison Gospel Choir Reunion Concert Swasey Chapel
4 p.m. A Walking Tour of Granville
Join alumnus Tom Martin ’68 for an informative and entertaining walking tour of historic Granville Village. All are welcome. Tour will be held rain or shine.
Meet in front of the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts, 240 West Broadway. Granville
4 p.m. Multicultural Greek Council Networking Event MGC Space, Chamberlin House, Lower Level
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Leadership Donor and Volunteer Reception
By invitation only.
The Nest, Slayter Hall, Third Floor
6 – 9 p.m. Black Student Union 50th Anniversary Banquet
Registration required. Register here.
Curtis Dining Hall, Provost’s Dining Room
6 – 9 p.m. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Omega 90th Celebration Banquet
Registration required. Register here.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Room 327
6 – 9 p.m. Phi Iota Alpha Lawn Games
Registration required. Register here.
Lamson Lodge
6 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Reception
By invitation only.
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Ohio Wesleyan University
Cheer on men’s soccer as they challenge the Ohio Wesleyan Bishops in an important conference contest! Admission is free!
Barclay-Thomsen Field
7 p.m. Big Red Revue
The Singers’ Theatre Workshop at Denison, directed by Assistant Professor Belinda Andrews-Smith, presents a revue of favorite numbers from Broadway musicals. All are welcome. The show is free, however, tickets are required. Reserve your free tickets here.
Michael D. Eisner Center, Sharon Martin Hall
7 – 8:30 p.m. Gathering for Swimming & Diving Parents, Alumni, and Family
Register here.
Bryant Arts Center, Patio
8 p.m. Denison Ice Hockey vs. Butler University
Cheer on ice hockey as they challenge the Butler Bulldogs on home ice in Newark! Admission is free!
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark
10 p.m. – 2 a.m. National Pan-Hellenic Council Ice Breaker: Old School Meets New School
Registration required. Register here.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Room 327
Sunday – September 29, 2019
8 – 9:30 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Breakfast with Coach Caravana
By invitation only.
Lamson Lodge
10 a.m. Tour of the Denison Biological Reserve
The 350-acre span of Denison’s Bio Reserve serves as research and laboratory space, as well as a haven for members of the Denison and Granville communities who enjoy walking in natural surroundings. Enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the purpose and uses of the reserve. Tours will begin at the Anderson Field Station, and all are welcome. Tour will be held rain or shine.
Anderson Field Station, 1760 North St., Granville
10 a.m. Granville Friends Meeting (Quaker)
All are welcome.
The Open House – Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, 204 North Mulberry St., Granville
10 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Red-White Team Scrimmage Piper Stadium
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Black Alumni Association Family Brunch
Registration required. Register here.
Huffman Dining Hall, President’s Dining Room
6 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service and Dinner
Join Denison Hillel for the first night of Rosh Hashanah. We will begin with a roughly hour-long Reform/Conservative service, led by a Rabbinical student from Hebrew Union College. We will then enjoy a catered dinner as a community. We look forward to bringing in a sweet new year with you!
The Open House – Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, 204 North Mulberry St., Granville