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Announcements : Commencement Information

Announcement: Commencement Information

Details about our May 2022 Commencement

Update from January 10, 2022

Dear Students and Family Members of the Denison Class of 2022,

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the Denison Class of 2022 during Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2022! On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to share that the 181st Commencement Ceremony will take place on the Academic Quad at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Many details for the weekend are below, and for the latest information, we encourage you to look at the commencement site at 

About the May 14 Commencement exercises:
  • Graduates and their guests do not need tickets to attend the ceremony.
  • The ceremony will be livestreamed for family and friends.
  • Parking will be available on campus and in nearby overflow lots.
  • Please look at the forecast and dress accordingly for an outdoor ceremony.
  • Guests requiring ADA accommodations may email 
  • Caps and gowns will be distributed to graduating seniors in early April.
Other events during Commencement weekend:
Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Baccalaureate,  Swasey Chapel, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (the events are identical).
    • A non-denominational program to celebrate the Class of 2022
  • Senior Soiree, Moon Hall-adjacent patio, 7 p.m.
    • A celebration with food trucks, bar, and dancing for seniors and their guests. 
Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Faculty Coffee, Reese-Shackelford Common, 9 a.m. 
    • An opportunity to have breakfast and visit with Denison faculty.
  • Senior Move-out of residence units and return of keys begins at 1 p.m., and keys must be returned by 7 p.m. 
Please note we are a vaccinated community and all campus visitors attending Commencement weekend must be vaccinated. We will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 landscape and respond accordingly.
For any questions, please email

We look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements, talents, and abilities of the Class of 2022.
On behalf of the 2022 Commencement Committee,

Raj Bellani
Vice President, Chief of Staff