Welcome to your senior year! This site is your source for information on Senior Class activities, the Senior Class Advisory Council, senior dues, the Senior Class Gift, and more! To find out more about each of these areas, use the links to the right.

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Welcome Back Dinner - Wednesday, August 22

Seniors attend an annual "Welcome Back" Dinner with President Rock Jones at Pritchard House on the first day of class, Wednesday, August 22, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Oktoberfest - Friday, September 7

Dues-paying seniors take a bus down to Oktoberfest in Columbus on Friday, September 7, to help kick-off senior year!

Alumni Board of Directors Senior Networking Reception - Friday, October 5

Every year, the Alumni Board of Directors holds a senior class reception to honor the graduating class. This year's reception will be held on Friday, October 5, from 5:00-6:00pm. This event is a great way to network with our experienced alumni! Dues-paying seniors will receive two complimentary drink tickets for the reception! 

Homecoming Tailgate - Saturday, October 6

Saturday, October 6, seniors attend a tailgate during Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities to mingle with students, parents, and alumni prior to the OWU VS. Kenyon football game. Dues-paying seniors receive two complimentary tickets for food and beverages!

President's Ball Pre-Reception - Saturday, December 1

Dues-paying seniors attend a pre-reception cocktail hour before President's Ball kicks off on Saturday, December 1.

Senior Class Council Elections - February 13-27

Heads up, Juniors - it's your time to shine!

Wednesday, February 13, 12:00 PM, Mowry Alumni Center, Monnett Room - Mandatory Info. Session for interested Juniors

Friday, February 15 - Candidates must declare their candidacy. Meet in the Alumni
Relations Office of the Mowry Alumni Center at 4:00 PM to:
1. Pick up petition (begin getting signatures that evening)
2. Pick up list of eligible juniors
3. Sign campaign regulations (if you have not already)

Monday, February 18 - Signed petitions must be submitted to Alumni Relations Office by 4:00 PM

Monday, February 25 - Candidates must submit campaign expense receipts
(candidates must use their own money, not to exceed $40) to the Alumni Relations Office by 4:00 PM. If no expenses are incurred, submit a statement in lieu of receipts.

Tuesday, February 26-27 - ELECTION DAYS!
Please note that Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, will serve as run-off election days if necessary.

Contact Sarah Wharmby at slwharmb@owu.edu with any questions. Good luck!

Senior Headshots - Wednesday, March 20

Get your professional headshot taken for your OWU Alumni Network profile on March 20! Sign-up coming soon!

Senior Hangout in HamWill - Thursday, February 28

Come hang with Senior Class Council on Thursday, February 28, in the HamWill atrium over the lunch hour! Snacks and refreshments will be available. 

FLAMINGOS - March 25-29

You might be wondering what's happening on Mowry Alumni Center's front lawn... Each flamingo represents one senior who has given their 2019 Class Gift. Join the flock by making your gift today!

Countdown to Commencement - Wednesday, March 27

Join your fellow seniors for MANDATORY tabling in the Benes Rooms on March 27 to make sure you're ready to graduate! Attending this event (it'll only take 10 minutes!) is a graduation requirement!

Senior Gift Night - Wednesday, March 27

Seniors who give a 2019 Class Gift gift of at least $5.00 will receive two drink tickets for Senior Gift Night at The Backstretch on March 27 – a tradition to celebrate senior philanthropy!

Donor Dinner with President Rock and Melissa Jones at Pritchard House - April

Make a gift of at least $20.19 to attend!

Etiquette Dinner - late April

Commencement Rehearsal & Final Lap - Tuesday, May 7

It's almost time, seniors! Meet us in Branch Rickey Arena on May 7 to practice your graduation walk and get some OWU SWAG. From there, we'll take our Final Lap up the JAY where there will be live music, beer trucks, and food catered by AVI. 

Alum Creek Day-Trip - Wednesday, May 8

Grab your sunscreen and head to Alum Creek for a senior trip on May 8! Bus schedules TBA.

Outdoor Movie - Wednesday, May 8

After a day of fun in the sun, it's move time! Food trucks will be on the JAY and AVI is providing movie snacks. Bring your lawn chair, picnic blanket, and friends!

Rain location: Benes Rooms

Faculty & Staff Cocktail Hour - Thursday, May 9

Join your favorite professors, staff members, and classmates for cocktails!

COMMENCEMENT - Saturday, May 11

Students for a short time, Bishops for a lifetime! Congratulations, seniors!