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
|Saturday, April 29, 2023|
|2-4 p.m.||Lavender Graduation||Freedlander Theatre|
|Thursday, May 11, 2023|
|11 -11:30 a.m.||Tree Planting Ceremony||Oak 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 Chorus||McGaw Chapel|
|Friday, May 12, 2023|
|11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Senior Awards Recognition||McGaw Chapel|
|2-3 p.m.||Senior Music Hour||Gault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center|
|4-5 p.m.||Baccalaureate||McGaw Chapel|
|5:30-7 p.m.||POSSE Celebration Graduation||Wilson 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.
|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.
|11 a.m.-1 p.m.||President's All-Campus Picnic||Lowry 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 Ceremony||Gault 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.|