Baccalaureate Service, McFarlin Auditorium(undergraduate candidates only)
Friday, May 17, 2013; 8:00 p.m.
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, Texas 75275
The Baccalaureate Service is a religious ceremony held the Friday evening before May Commencement Convocation in McFarlin Auditorium. This is a small and intimate service that features a special sermon for undergraduate candidates and their guests. The service will last approximately one hour.
Wearing full regalia candidates process into McFarlin Auditorium and are seated together. Weather permitting, students are lined up on the Historic Main Quadrangle in the order of their arrival. In the event of rain, candidates will be seated directly upon arrival. Additionally, seating in McFarlin Auditorium is very limited; therefore, candidates are entitled to two guest tickets only. Additional tickets for the Baccalaureate Service are not available. Guests without tickets may fill any remaining seats beginning at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony is simulcast in the Hughes-Trigg Theater.
Full academic regalia includes mortarboard with tassel, robe, and the red stole of gratitude. No other adornments may be worn. Undergraduate students begin forming three columns at 7:20 p.m. on the walks in the quadrangle in front of McFarlin. It does not matter in which column you choose to march, although you may be asked to change columns so that participants are equally distributed. The candidates, lined up two abreast, begin moving to the auditorium at 7:58 p.m.
In the line of march, keep a distance of four feet between pairs. Upon reaching your seat, remain standing until the President of the University is seated.
For more information regarding the proper attire, please see Academic Regalia.
Go to Baccalaureate Service Tickets for details regarding the guest ticketing process.