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~Saint Thomas Aquinas


Undergraduate Baccalaureate-Friday, May 7, 2010 at 5 p.m., Saint Martin's Abbey Church

Baccalaureate-Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., Saint Martin's Abbey Church

What is baccalaureate
Baccalaureate is a vespers service evening prayer followed by the formal presentation of the academic hood.

Schedule and other event information for grads

Undergraduate (BA, BS, BSCE, BSME): 4:15 p.m. - arrive at the Pavilion wearing cap, tassel and gown (hoods will be received during the ceremony).

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Undergraduates should assemble in the Pavilion.

5 p.m. - All undergraduates will enter the NWCC following monks and faculty.

Graduate (MAC, MBA, MED, MIT, MEM): 9 a.m. - arrive wearing cap, tassel and gown (hoods will be received during the ceremony).

9 - 9:15 a.m. - Graduates should assemble in the driveway between Old Main and the Abbey. If it is raining, assemble in Old Main's North Hall, by the Registrar's Office.

9:30 a.m. - All graduates will enter the church following monks and faculty.

Receiving the hood
The hood will be draped over each graduate's head after they receive their hood. Graduates who are unable to secure their cap may choose to remove it.

Graduates exit first. Mary Law will direct them toward the exit of the church, whereupon graduates should recess completely out of the church courtyard.