Welcoming the incoming class 

The Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2028 is 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2024.  

Each year, Denison welcomes the newest members of its student community at the Induction Ceremony. As part of this ceremony, held outdoors on the Reese-Shackelford Common, members of the faculty and staff greet and applaud the new class, which processes along Chapel Walk before arriving at the Common.

The president formally welcomes the new class with a charge to excellence and service over the next four years. In addition to the president, speakers include the student body president of the Denison Campus Governance Association (DCGA), the Chair of the Faculty, and the Vice-President of Institutional Advancement. Also included is the premiere performance of a musical fanfare that has been commissioned specifically for the class. Four years later, at the class’ Commencement exercises, the fanfare is performed for the second and final time. Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend this very special ceremony for their incoming students.

The ceremony will also be recorded for family members who are not able to attend in person. Families are asked to say their goodbyes and depart campus following this ceremony.

The Induction Ceremony is recorded and posted here for those who are unable to attend.

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