Wellesley College - Baccalaureate Service

Held the day before Commencement each year, the Baccalaureate service is a multifaith, spiritual gathering for graduating seniors to celebrate their journey through Wellesley College. The program includes student reflections, music, singing, poetry, and lots of shared memories. Inspired by Wellesley's historic belief that education is a spiritual as well as an intellectual journey, Baccalaureate celebrates and affirms the diversity of religious and cultural identities of our students as a part of the student experience.

The graduating senior procession will form at 1:40 pm on the path between Founders Hall and the Margaret Clapp Library if the weather is fair, or under the tent on Severance Green if rain. As seating is limited in the Chapel, families are encouraged to arrive promptly to the chapel when doors open at 1:30 pm. Each graduating senior will receive one ticket for Baccalaureate for a family member to attend in person. Additional viewing for families will be located at the Clapp Library Lecture Room where we will simulcast the program. The program is videotaped and will also be available for viewing after the event. 

The Class of 2023 will celebrate Baccalaureate on Friday, May 19th at 2:00 pm.

Click on the below link to see our past services:

2023 taping of the Baccalaureate Service

2022 taping of the Baccalaureate Service

2021 special virtual Baccalaureate Celebration