This is 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 point. Please see the information below regarding some of the special events that will help to make our last year unforgettable.

You may know that, in previous years, seniors have paid dues in order to participate in senior activities. This year, students WILL NOT have to pay dues. All of the events and celebrations listed below are being supported by University Advancement and Student Engagement & Success Office. 

Senior Events For The Year*: 

  • Programs through Career Connection
  • August 2023
    • Senior Welcome-Back reception and champagne toast 
  • October 6 & 7, 2023
  • January 2024
    • Senior Spring Semester Kickoff 
  • February 2024
    • 100 Days until Commencement
  • March 2024
    • 50 Days until Commencement
  • April 2024
    • Announcement of commencement speaker
    • Announcement of class commencement speaker
  • April 2024
    • Opening reception for the Fine Art senior art exhibition, Ross Art Museum
  • April 16, 2024
  • April 2024
    • Senior Class Munch & Mingle
      • Vote on your senior T-shirt
      • Mingle and network with alumni, and get your FREE professional headshot and commencement photo from the OWU Alumni Association
  • April 2024
    • Senior Cocktail Hour
    • President’s Ball, 9-11:30 p.m. on the JAYwalk. (Rain location is in the Benes Rooms.)
  • May 9, 2024
    • Commencement Rehearsal, 4-5:15 p.m. (Mandatory for seniors walking at Commencement)
      • Graduate check-in 3:30
      • Class Photo
    • Final Lap and senior party, immediately following Commencement Rehearsal
      • Senior T-shirt
      • Food, drinks, and more!
  • May 10, 2024
    • Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.
    • Phi Beta Kappa Luncheon, noon
    • Baccalaurate – 7 p.m., Gray Chapel
  • May 11, 2024
    • Senior/family brunch with President vandenBerg 
    • Graduate line-up, 11:30 a.m.
    • Commencement Ceremony on the Rock Quad (Gordon Field House if inclement weather), 1 p.m.
    • Department Receptions

*All events are subject to change. Please watch your email, social media, OWU Daily, and this page for event information

Stay tuned for additional information about exclusive Class of 2024 gear from the OWU Bookstore and the opportunity to select your class speaker for Commencement.

Bob Bishop leading the Class of 2024 during the 2020 First Lap after Convocation.

With your senior class gift, you can support an area that’s meaningful to you (scholarships, your major, athletics teams, etc.) and continue the legacy of senior class philanthropy. Make your gift of $20.24 to receive a senior donor cord for Commencement. 

You can make your gift securely online here. Or, mail a check to: Ohio Wesleyan University, University Advancement, 61 S. Sandusky St. Delaware, OH 43015.


Visit OWU Career Connection to revise your resume/CV, develop an exceptional cover letter and/or personal statement, and explore career options, skills, & values. 



Please contact Emily Creasap or Mallorie Watts, advisors of the Senior Advisory Council, at or with any questions or concerns. 

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The board communicates primarily over email. This group provides feedback and insight on senior class programs and activities.