Welcome to the final semester! We know this is school year looks different, and many of you and that you have questions pertaining to your senior experience. Below, are some FAQs and answers from the Senior Class Advisory Board and their advisors.

As always, feel free to direct additional questions to classof2021@owu.edu.

Senior Dues

We are entering into the final chapter of our undergraduate careers at Ohio Wesleyan University. For all of us, it has taken hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to reach this important milestone, and our last semester together promises to make the most of it!  The 2021 Senior Advisory Board is hard at work planning safe and welcoming events for the final semester.

Due to this unique year of COVID-19 protocols, most of our events will be optional and priced à la carte. 

All of these events and celebrations are supported by Senior Dues. Dues and event tickets are required if you plan to participate in class events planned by the Advisory Board. We will update this page with more information on events as they are announced.

Senior Dues $50.00: Pay Here

• Countdown to Commencement Celebration Days (100 days, 50 days, 25 days) with senior recognition activities
• Virtual Senior Events through Spring 2021 (such as game nights with prizes)
• 2021 Celebration package (senior class shirt and other swag voted on by Senior Class)
• Senior networking night April 12
• Complimentary yearbook sponsored by Office of Advancement and SAB
• Complimentary headshot sponsored by Career Connection

PARENTS - IF PAYING FOR YOUR STUDENT'S DUES ONLINE, PLEASE PUT THEIR NAME IN THE COMMENTS BOX. THIS WILL ENSURE DUES ARE CREDITED TO THE CORRECT STUDENT. THANK YOU!

For questions regarding dues and gift payments, please contact senior staff advisors, Elijah Berry, at eaberry@owu.edu or Alanna Henderson, at ahenderson@owu.edu.

Tentative / Optional Add-on Costs (Each ticket price will depend on event/activity costs and COVID-19 restrictions):

  • Cap and Gown for Commencement ($40.00, purchased directly through the OWU Campus Store)
  • Senior Night at The Backstretch
  • Other senior week events (pending Covid-19 safety standards). Examples of events:
    • Faculty and Staff event with graduating class
    • Senior Day at the Columbus Zoo
    • Cap and Gown decorating
    • Final Lap Afterparty
    • Senior Day at the Delaware Food Truck Depot
    • Senior Day at Polaris Top Golf during Senior Week (tentatively Friday, May 28, 2021)

More information on these events will be shared via email and updated here.

Commencement

We are so excited to be able to gather together on Saturday, May 29, to recognize all of your hard work and wish you well as you begin the next chapter of your life.

Because the pandemic is still impacting public events, you will need to complete this Commencement Participation Form before April 23.

As of this writing, we are planning a morning ceremony inside Selby Stadium. Our largest campus venue, the stadium will permit each graduate to invite up to two guests and still maintain mandated public health guidelines for physical distancing. Each guest will be required to have a ticket.

We are monitoring large-gathering guidelines carefully and will update you if procedures change. We also will be webstreaming your special day live so that all of your family and friends are able to watch you complete your Ohio Wesleyan journey.

If you have questions, please email them to classof2021@owu.edu so that we can compile and address them. Additional information, including a list of frequently asked questions also is being compiled online at owu.edu/commencement. The OWU Bookstore will reach out separately with cap-and-gown information.

Congratulations again on your impending graduation! Enjoy the rest of your on-campus journey, and please take a moment to fill out the Commencement Participation Form today.

For the latest event updates, visit owu.edu/commencement.

Who should I contact about ideas and other questions? 

Please reach out to the Senior Class Advisory Board at their cover email, classof2021@owu.edu. An advisor or member of SAB will connect with you.

Countdown to Commencement


50 Day Mark! April 9

Countdown to Commencement will take place Friday, April 9, 2021 10 am - 4 pm in the Gordon Field House. This mandatory event is your graduation checklist to make sure you are prepared to leave OWU in 50 days.

Upon arrival, you will get a stamp card. If you turn in the stamp card at the end of the event, you will be in a drawing for prizes!

The following offices will be at the event to ensure you are all set for graduation:

Alumni Relations
Career Connection
Financial Aid
Jostens
Campus Store
OWU Libraries
Registrar’s Office
2021 Class Gift
Student Accounts
Donor Relations

Wura Adegbite
Gabi Campana, Liaison to the President's Office
Alax CrawfordPhilanthropy Co-Chair 
Danielle DeBosePhilanthropy Co-Chair 
Alondra Key
Morgan LiszeskiYearbook Chair 
Shay ManuelaMarketing Chair

 

The board meets on a weekly basis to discuss class updates and programming. Board members applied and were recommended by campus community members.