Frequently asked questions about Baccalaureate 2013
Do I need tickets?
No. Seating is first-come, first-serve, in bleachers or in chairs behind the graduates.
What if it rains?
The rain location for the service is Merrill Gym. If weather is iffy, a decision will be made Saturday morning about whether the service will be outdoors or indoors. If the service moves indoors, seating is still first-come, first-serve; there will not be tickets.
Is this a religious service?
The service has religious components: an opening invocation, a hymn, a litany, and a closing interfaith blessing. The tone of the service aims to reach across religions and be welcoming to all. The other elements of the service would more accurately be called secular.
How long is the service?
The service will last approximately an hour.
Where do I send my red Baccalaureate Blessing tag?
The Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy, 163 Wood St, Lewiston ME 04240
I didn’t sent my red Baccalaureate Blessing tag back! Is it too late?
It is now too late to send it to us, but you can bring it with you to the service and tie it on an arch when you arrive if you would like.
Where can I find the scanned images of the tags?
Can you return the blessing tag to me after the service?
We aren’t able to return all the tags, but, after the service, you are welcome to come and find your tag on the archways and remove it. Be sure to do this after the service because the arches will be removed Saturday evening and won’t be back up for Commencement.
Please contact Liana Thompson Knight with questions: 207-786-8272, email@example.com