The Baccalaureate service invites the graduates, joined by their families and faculty and staff members, to hear inspirational words from the university president and faculty members and to honor the senior class’s 1819 Award winner. Graduating seniors read from the Qur’an, Bhagavad Gita, and Hebrew Bible, and a secular text. The baccalaureate gathering offers both reflection for, as well as a farewell to, the graduating Colgate class.

*Additional viewing locations
Due to limited seating in the chapel, the service will be video streamed. The rooms are wheelchair accessible and will be open beginning at 2:30 p.m.

  • 105 Lawrence Hall
  • 111 Alumni Hall

Baccalaureate speakers

  • Brian W. Casey, President of Colgate University
  • Christopher Vecsey, Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of the humanities and Native American Studies, Department of Religion
  • Lourdes Rojas-Paiewonsky, Charles A. Dana Professor of Romance languages and literatures and Africana and Latin American studies
  • Class of 1819 Awards Winner (to be announced)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Colgate Memorial Chapel
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346


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