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Saturday, May 18, 2024

University Baccalaureate Service

Led by University Chaplain Lloyd Steffen, the Baccalaureate program includes outstanding choral music and a presentation or “farewell address” by a person of high distinction to graduating seniors. The original Baccalaureate ceremony dates back to the 14th Century where it was held at Oxford University. The Baccalaureate service lasts one hour and begins with a musical prelude. Students representing different religious traditions participate in the program. Past notes of appreciation received from parents, guests, and students indicate that the service has been a meaningful part of the Commencement activities. *To be assured a seat, please arrive early.