Held the Saturday of Commencement Weekend
at 2:00 p.m. in the Historic Quad

2017 Baccalaureate:
Saturday May 27, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Historic Quad (rain location: Merrill Gym)

Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.

Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on bleachers or on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before.

See the 2016 Baccalaureate page to view a selection of photos and access the service video link.

See the 2017 Baccalaureate Page and the FAQ page for information about the 2017 Baccalaureate Service.

Baccalaureate Blessings Card Examples