Held the Saturday of Commencement Weekend
at 2:00 p.m. in the Historic Quad
Saturday May 28, 2016
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 2015 Baccalaureate page for information about the 2015 Baccalaureate Service.