Big Red Weekend Schedule

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 1
Dawn to dusk Self-guided tours of the Bio Reserve
The Bio Reserve encompasses 350 acres and provides a haven for members of the Denison and Granville communities who enjoy walking in natural surroundings. The reserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk every day. A well-marked trail system has been established that allows the visitor to explore a variety of habitats and terrain. 
Biological Reserve
7  to 9 a.m. Hockey Team Breakfast
For parents and team.
Lamson Lodge
8 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Golf Outing Denison Golf Club, 555 Newark Granville Rd, Granville
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check-in and Welcome Center
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Big Red Weekend giveaway!
Welcome tent on Reese~Shackelford Common
9 to 10 a.m. Swimming & Diving Parents Meeting with Coaching Staff Mitchell Center, All-American Room
9 to 10 a.m. Squash Parents Information Session Mitchell Athletic Center, Varsity D Room
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Denison Bookstore open
Shop for Denison gear on campus or online at shop.denison.edu.
Slayter Hall, 2nd Floor
9 to 11 a.m. Leadership Appreciation Brunch
Invite only.
Slayter Hall, 3rd Floor
9:30 to 10 a.m. Office of Admission Information Sessions
Join us for an informational session to address questions about the admission process for prospective Denison students.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 5th Floor
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Hoaglin Wellness Center Open House Ann & Thomas Hoaglin Wellness Center
10 to 10:45 a.m. Admissions Tour
Get an informational tour of campus spaces.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 5th Floor
10 a.m. 12th Annual Alumni and Family Swimming and Diving Meet
A fun morning of swimming, diving, and a chance to watch alumni and parents perform at this year’s one-of-a-kind swim meet!
Mitchell Athletic Center, Trumbull Aquatics Center
10 a.m. to noon Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration Open House
Stop by and visit with our team. We are here to answer any questions you may have.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 2nd and 3rd Floors
10:30 to 11:30 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
Main tent on Reese~Shackelford Common

In case of inclement weather, this event will move to Herrick Hall.

10:30 a.m. to midnight Library open William Howard Doane Library
11 to 11:45 a.m. Admission Tour
Get an informational tour of campus spaces.
Burton D. Morgan Center, 5th Floor
11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Kenyon College
Watch Denison compete against Kenyon College Owls! Admission is free!
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Alumni Association Alumni Fest Cookout Lamson Lodge
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hoaglin Wellness Center Open House Ann & Thomas Hoaglin Wellness Center
noon to 1:30 p.m. Big Red Weekend Picnic Lunch 
Enjoy a casual lunch with alumni, family, and friends!
Reese~Shackelford Common
12:30 p.m. Performances by The Singers’ Theater Workshop and Wind Ensemble Swasey Chapel
1 to 2 p.m. Baseball Alumni and Family Cookout
Having an intrasquad double-header. Game 1 at noon and game 2 at 3 p.m. The cookout will be in between games.
Big Red Field, 1000 North St, Granville
1 to 3 p.m. Video Game Room
Enjoy some light-hearted competition with a variety of video games from Buckeye Mobile Entertainment.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 218
1 to 4 p.m. Field Hockey Family and Alumni Cookout Tailgate celebration location
2 to 3 p.m. Fencing Parent Information Session Mitchell Athletic Center, Multipurpose Room
2:30 to 4 p.m. Swimming and Diving Recognition Reception and Hall of Champions Induction
Connect with Denison’s storied past and witness the induction of some of Denison’s swimming and diving elite into the Hall of Champions!
Main tent on Reese~Shackelford Common
3:30 to 6 p.m. Fencing Alumni Tournament Mitchell Athletic Center, Rec Gym
4 to 5 p.m. Celebrating the Legacy: Dr. John L. Jackson’s 50 Years of Institution Building
Enjoy music, dance, and spoken word performances in honor of the contributions Dr. Jackson has made during his 50 years of service and commitment to Denison.
Herrick Hall
4 to 6 p.m. Denison Pride and Outlook Gathering
Enjoy conversation and refreshments with LGBTQIA+ students, alumni, families, and friends. All are welcome.
Faculty Common in the Burton D. Morgan Center, 2nd Floor
4 to 6 p.m. Buzzy Bash for Denison Legacies
All Denison legacies, siblings and family members are encouraged to join us for a special event. Bring your Denisonian family members and pose for a photo with your respective Class Banners. While you’re there, take a look back in time at past Denison yearbooks and other treasures from the college’s storied 190-year history.
Mitchell Athletic Center, Lobby outside of Livingston Gym
4:30 to 6 p.m. Senior Parents Meetup
For parents of current seniors only.
Lamson Lodge
5 to 8 p.m. Big Red Weekend Tailgate Celebration
Plan to arrive hungry and enjoy dinner from local food truck favorites Day Y Noche, Tabouli Cafe, Holy Crepes, Cheesy Truck and Donna’s Doughnuts. Beer and wine tickets will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. only. Be sure to pick up a free doughnut from your friends in Alumni and Family Engagement!
Mitchell Center parking lot by Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
5 to 6 p.m. Celebrating the Legacy: Dr. John L. Jackson Legacy Reception
Following the art performances, join us for a reception as part of the Dr. Jackson Legacy celebration.
Herrick Hall
6 to 8 p.m. Celebrating the Legacy: Dr. John L. Jackson Legacy Dinner
Join us for a celebratory dinner honoring the career of Dr. Jackson, the Former Director and Associate Professor Emeritus of Black Studies and former Dean of the Chapel. Advance registration required. 
Provost’s Dining Room in Curtis Dining Hall
7 p.m. Football vs. DePauw University
Cheer on the undefeated Big Red football team as they compete against the DePauw Tigers. The Granville High School Marching Blue Aces will perform at halftime.
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
8 p.m. Theatre Performance: The Pests
The Theater department will open “The Pests” by Moliere, translated and adapted by Felicia Londré.
Sharon Martin Hall in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
8 to 11 p.m. Dr. John L. Jackson Legacy Celebration Gala
Continue the celebration of Dr. Jackson with light refreshments, music, and the opportunity to express gratitude for Dr. Jackson’s contributions to Denison.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall
11 p.m. to 2 a.m. NPHC Icebreaker
In association with the BAA and BSU
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 2
Dawn to dusk Self-guided tours of the Bio Reserve
The Bio Reserve encompasses 350 acres and provides a haven for members of the Denison and Granville communities who enjoy walking in natural surroundings. The reserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk every day. A well-marked trail system has been established that allows the visitor to explore a variety of habitats and terrain. 
Biological Reserve
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Denison Bookstore open
Shop for Denison gear on campus or online at shop.denison.edu.
Slayter Hall, 2nd Floor
10 a.m. Cross Country/Track and Field Parents, Families, and Alumni Coffee Meeting
For all cross country/track and field alumni, family, and friends.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common, Room 314
10 a.m. to noon Sunday Fellowship hosted by the Black Alumni Association
The BAA invites all of Denison to the Sunday Fellowship service at Swasey Chapel. The Tehillah student a cappella singing group will be performing gospel songs during the service. 
Swasey Chapel
10 a.m. Sunday Morning Service with The Friends of Granville (Quakers) Gilpatrick House
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Library open William Howard Doane Library
11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Centre College
Watch Denison compete against Centre College! Admission is free!
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
11:30 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Parent Cookout Lamson Lodge
noon to 2 p.m. Black Alumni Association Farewell Brunch Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall
1 to 10 p.m. Center for Spiritual Life open Gilpatrick House
1:30 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Scrimmage Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
2 to 4 p.m. Theatre Performance: The Pests
The Theater department will open “The Pests” by Moliere, translated and adapted by Felicia Londré.
Sharon Martin Hall in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts

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Parking for the Weekend
Guests are welcome to park in any campus parking space. The parking garage is available on a first-come, first-served basis with overflow parking at numerous locations near the Mitchell Center and Fine Arts Center. View the campus map for more details.