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 24, 2022
    • Senior Welcome-Back reception and champagne toast 
  • October 7 & 8, 2022
    • Homecoming events
  • January 18, 2023
    • Senior Spring Semester Kickoff 
  • February 2, 2023
    • 100 Days until Final Lap!
  • March 2023
    • 52 Days: March 22, 2023, 8 p.m.
      • Class of 2023 Night at The Backstretch. Trivia and specials
  • April 4, 2023, 6 p.m.
    • Announcement of commencement speaker
    • Announcement of class commencement speaker
  • April 15, 2023
    • Opening reception for "Kaleidoscope," the Fine Art senior art exhibition, 5-7 p.m., Ross Art Museum
  • April 18, 2023
    • Countdown to Commencement (25 days until final lap), 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Benes Rooms
    • Senior Class Munch & Mingle, 6-8 p.m.
      • 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 29, 2023
    • Senior Cocktail Hour, 8-9 p.m., in Benes Room A.
    • President’s Ball, 9-11:30 p.m. on the JAYwalk. (Rain location is in the Benes Rooms.)
  • May 11, 2023
    • 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 12, 2023
    • Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.
    • Phi Beta Kappa Luncheon, noon
    • Baccalaurate – 7 p.m., Gray Chapel
  • May 13, 2023
    • Senior/family brunch with President Jones – 9-11 a.m., Milligan Hub inside Stuyvesant Hall
    • Graduate line-up, 11:30 a.m.
    • Commencement Processional, 12:35 p.m.
    • Commencement Ceremony, 1 p.m.
    • Department Receptions

*All events are subject to change. Please watch your email and this page for event information

Stay tuned for additional information about exclusive Class of 2023 gear from the OWU Bookstore and the opportunity to select your class speaker for Commencement.

Bob Bishop presenting the Class of 2023 banner during the 2019 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 $20.23 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 feel free to contact the Senior Advisory Board at 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.