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. 

HAVE YOU REGISTERED TO GRADUATE? The application for graduation needs to be completed by students and their advisors. For more information, check the Graduation Information page.

Senior Events For The Year*: 

  • Programs through Career Connection
  • August 2023
    • Senior Welcome-Back reception and champagne toast 
  • October 6 & 7, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
    • Cheers to the New Year senior gathering 
    • 6:30 p.m. at Barley Hopsters
  • January 31, 2024
  • February 29, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
    • Senior Night at the Backstretch - Games, prizes, $4 trashcans, and a free hot dog bar
    • 8:00-10:00 p.m.
  • March 22, 2024
    • 50 Days until Commencement
  • March 25, 2024
    • Graduating Class Trustee Info Session
    • 6:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Are you interested in supporting and ensuring the future of Ohio Wesleyan on a higher leadership level? Learn about the Board of Trustees and the graduating class trustee position. Be the voice for the younger alumni! To learn more, please attend this virtual information session.
    •  Click here for more information and to RSVP. 
  • April 1, 2024
    •  Alumni Board of Directors Position Info Session
    • 6:00 p.m.
    • In an effort to stay in touch with younger alumni and create a link between the generations, the Board decided to elect, annually, a qualified member of the graduating class. This individual is not solely a representative of the student body but rather, a voice for young alumni who would not otherwise have a forum to support younger alumni.To learn more, please attend this virtual information session.
    • Click here for more information and to RSVP. 
  • April 4, 2024
    • Munch & Mingle and Commencement Speaker Announcement
      • Smith Hall from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
      • Mingle and network with alumni, and get your FREE professional headshot and commencement photo from the OWU Alumni Association
      • Announcement of class commencement speaker
  • April 13, 2024
    • Opening reception for the Fine Art senior art exhibition, Ross Art Museum
    • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • April 16, 2024
    • Countdown to Commencement 
    • 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Benes Rooms
    • This mandatory event is your graduation checklist to make sure you are prepared to leave OWU. Come and go as your schedule allows. 
  • April 27, 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 p.m. at Branch Rickey Arena
      • Class Photo
    • Final Lap and senior party, immediately following Commencement Rehearsal
      • Pick up your 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 Open House (Sponsored by the President's Office - 9 - 11 a.m.
      • Hamilton-Williams Campus Center (Benes Rooms)
      • Graduating Seniors, Bring Your Family and Enjoy Brunch! Please stop by for a brunch open house honoring the Class of 2024 and their families on Commencement morning, May 11, between 9-11 a.m. in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center (Benes Rooms), 40 Rowland Avenue.
    • Graduate line-up, noon (12 p.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.


Two students 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.