Senior Dinner takes place in late April. Columbia College students hold theirs in a tent on South Lawn, whereas SEAS students eat in the rotunda of Low Library. Dress for Senior Dinner is semiformal (see Dress code).
During both dinners, speeches are given by various attendees, including the school's dean, the class president, and a member of the alumni association for that school. At the CC dinner, former Dean Austin Quigley was known for his less-serious speeches, typically involving drinking jokes and put-downs of other Ivy League schools.