Baccalaureate Service - Undergraduate Candidates
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.