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We are enthusiastically preparing for Commencement celebrations for the Class of 2023. As we work to finalize speakers and other details, please find the general schedule of events below.

Class of 2023 Commencement Schedule of Events

DateEventLocation
Saturday, April 29, 2023
2-4 p.m.Lavender GraduationFreedlander Theatre
Thursday, May 11, 2023
11 -11:30 a.m.Tree Planting CeremonyOak Grove
4-5:30 p.m.Commencement Rehearsal and Split Party

Learn all about your big day, followed by a champagne toast. Afterwards, enjoy ice cream sundaes, music, and a fun raffle! Seniors receive their class gift. This event is for graduating seniors only.
Gault Recreation Center, Scot Center
8-9:30 p.m.Commencement Concert featuring Wooster ChorusMcGaw Chapel
Friday, May 12, 2023
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Senior Awards RecognitionMcGaw Chapel
2-3 p.m.Senior Music HourGault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center
4-5 p.m.BaccalaureateMcGaw Chapel
5:30-7 p.m.POSSE Celebration GraduationWilson Governance Room, Scot Center
8-10 p.m.Commencement Celebration for Seniors and Families, Faculty and Staff

This event is for seniors and their family only. Featuring Pizza, Beer and Wine, DJ, and more (vegan/vegetarian options). Each guest 21 years and older will receive two drink tickets.
Tent on Residential Quad
Saturday, May 13
9-9:30 a.m.Phi Beta Kappa Initiation and Reception

Reception to follow in Knowlton Commons from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
McGaw Chapel
10-11:30 a.m.Multicultural Stole Ceremony and Reception.

Reception and lunch to follow in Knowlton Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
McGaw Chapel
11 a.m.-1 p.m.President's All-Campus PicnicLowry Center
12:30 p.m.All graduating seniors are required to line up on the south side of Kauke Arch NO LATER than 12:30 p.m., to process through the arch and across campus.Kauke Arch, South Lawn
1-4 p.m.Commencement CeremonyGault Recreation Center, Scot Center
Sunday, May 14
10 a.m.Residential Spaces will close for all graduating students on Sunday May 14th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.