Many events will be planned to celebrate the Denison Class of 2024. That information will be shared here as they become available. Those events include:

Senior Send-Off

Tuesday through Friday, graduating Denisonians participate in multiple receptions, celebrations, and activities — including the senior bucket list — organized by academic departments, student organizations, and the Alford Community Leadership & Involvement Center. Learn more.

Legacy Lunch

Friday, May 10, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hall, Provost’s Dining Room

Hosted by the Alumni and Family Engagement Office, the Legacy Lunch recognizes and celebrates Denison alumni families and their graduating seniors. By invitation only.


Friday, May 10, 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.

Phi Beta Kappa

Friday, May 10, 5 p.m  
Location: Slayter Hall, Third Floor

Phi Beta Kappa will hold an induction ceremony, followed by a reception. By invitation only.

Senior Class Legacy Challenge

Impact future generations of Denisonians by making a gift of any amount toward an area of your choice.

Senior Soirée

Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.  
Location: Reese~Shackelford Common

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

Faculty Coffee

Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.  
Updated Location: Rec Gym

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


Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
Location: Indoors, Mitchell Center Fieldhouse 

Denison University’s 183rd Commencement exercises celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2024. The event will include a keynote speaker, remarks by Denison President Adam Weinberg and a member of the Class of 2024, and more. Commencement will take place in the Mitchell Center Fieldhouse. For those unable to attend, the Commencement Ceremonies will be recorded and added to this website within 48 hours after the ceremonies are concluded.

No tickets are required to attend Commencement exercises.

Moving Out of Residence Halls

All graduates must move out of their residence hall rooms by 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. To facilitate a more efficient departure after Commencement and so that you and your family can spend the day celebrating this special occasion, as opposed to packing, we recommend planning ahead. This includes:

  1. Taking any unnecessary items home during Spring Break
  2. Taking time the week before Commencement to pack and load vehicles.

The more you plan ahead, the happier your senior week and Commencement will be!