The Baccalaureate Service for the senior class at Tufts began in 1864. Baccalaureate is an ancient custom wherein those being admitted to the degree of bachelor are honored with laurels of oration to inspire them as they cross this threshold into their lives beyond. This service is the last time for the senior class to be alone together as a class. One senior is selected to offer the Wendell Phillips Address, and the President offers his parting remarks to the class. The context is a multifaith celebration honoring the heritage of spirituality and values at Tufts through a diversity of religions, philosophies, and cultures in the form of music, readings, and blessings. All are welcome. For more information, please visit the University Chaplaincy website.
The ceremony will be in the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center at 3:00p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and lasts about one hour. There are no tickets necessary for admission.
Seniors should align for the processional for the Baccalaureate Service at 2:30 p.m. at the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center.