Senior Symposium

The Seventh Annual Senior Symposium
Friday, April 29, 2016

Join us for the April 29 Senior Symposium, a campus-wide celebration of the scholarly and artistic achievements of the Class of 2016. Opening remarks by Tim Elgren, dean of the college of arts and sciences, begin at 1:00 p.m., and concurrent panels begin at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. An electronic version of the program is to be posted on this site in mid-April, and paper copies of the program are to be available on April 29.

Last year's symposium featured 69 seniors, on 21 panels, presenting their independent and collaborative work to the Oberlin community. Graduating seniors and fifth-years interested in participating in the 2016 symposium are invited to consult with their advisors and to submit an interest form (available here), by Wednesday, March 2. Abstracts and biographies are due Wednesday, March 16. (The proposal form will be available after March 2). In addition to the events scheduled for the symposium itself, the program is to list other senior projects of note, including exhibits and recitals, taking place on other dates in the spring semester.

Departments may consider coordinating the symposium with existing programming of senior or honors presentations, either by holding their event on the same day, or by encouraging their seniors and honors students to present at the symposium, at the departmental event, or both. Advisors are encouraged to work closely with their students as they prepare for the symposium.

The symposium is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Dean of Studies. If you have questions about the 2016 symposium, please contact us at We look forward to seeing you on April 29.