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Baccalaureate Mass

Baccalaureate Mass, followed by a festive social gathering, is a time-honored academic and religious ritual dating back to the 15th century. It is celebrated before commencement. It is an opportunity for faculty, graduates and their families to join together in giving thanks to God, and to each other, for the successful completion of academic degrees. It is a time of appreciation, leave-taking and blessing.

This year, Baccalaureate Mass begins our full day of commencement activities on campus. The service will be followed by a lunch in Clark Commons, then the official commencement ceremony in the afternoon. » View full schedule for Commencement Day

Graduates are encouraged to wear their cap and gown to Baccalaureate Mass. Graduates will gather in B.P. John between 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. and ceremoniously process to St. Anne’s Chapel. Baccalaureate service begins at 10:00 a.m.