Baccalaureate Ceremony FAQs

What is Baccalaureate?

Baccalaureate is a one-hour religious service honoring the graduating class. During the service, an address in the form of a sermon is delivered by a faculty member or respected leader in the religious community. Faculty, graduates and their “hooders” process in cap and gown for the ceremony.

Is attendance mandatory for students?

No, the service is not mandatory, but it is well-attended by graduates and their families each year.

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