Schedule of Events

Many events will be planned to celebrate the Denison Class of 2023. That information will be shared here as they become available. Those events include:


Friday, May 12, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Location: Swasey Chapel

Denison’s Baccalaureate service is a celebration that provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to reflect on their gratitude for the educational experience they’ve received and for everyone who supported them along the way. Baccalaureate also serves as a blessing of the senior class members as they leave The Hill and go forth into postgraduate life. Both the 4 and 6:30 p.m. services are identical and are offered as a convenience in consideration of families’ differing schedules during Commencement Weekend.

Senior Soirée

Friday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Location: Moon Hall and adjacent patio

The Senior Soirée is a social celebration with food trucks, a bar, and dancing for seniors and their guests.

Faculty Coffee

Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.
Location: Reese-Shackelford Common

Seniors, families, and faculty members gather for coffee and conversation.


Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Outdoors, on the Academic Quad. Please plan accordingly for Central Ohio weather, including rain.

Denison University’s 182nd Commencement exercises celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2023. The event will include a keynote speaker, remarks by Denison President Adam Weinberg and a member of the Class of 2023, and more. Commencement will take place on Denison’s Academic Quad and will be livestreamed for home viewers.

No tickets are required to attend Commencement exercises.

Senior Move-Out

Senior Move-Out of residence units and return of keys begins at 1 p.m., and keys must be returned by 6 p.m.


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2022 Senior Reflections

Each year, students compete for the honor of being chosen as the student speaker at Commencement. Here are the submitted keynotes from three students.

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