Baccalaureate Service


Baccalaureate is a celebration that honors graduating seniors (undergraduate – traditional and non-traditional) and is a Christian-based, interdenominational service. Attendance is mandatory for graduating seniors (undergraduate – traditional and non-traditional).

Friday, May 13, 2016
6 p.m.
Jane M. Smith Memorial Church

  • Graduating Seniors (Undergraduate – Traditional and Non-Traditional) will assemble in Biddle Hall - Sarah Belk Gambrell Auditorium at 5 p.m.   
  • Cap and Gown (NOTE: honor cords, tassels, medallions, fraternity and sorority kente cloth stoles are not permitted for Baccalaureate. These will be worn during Commencement only).
  • Attire:
    • Dress pants or dress skirts that show below the hem of the gown/robe must be dark in color.
    • Collared shirts that show above the neckline of the gown/robe must be white.
    • Ties must be dark in color.
    • Dress shoes must be appropriately formal and dark in color.
    • Religious headwear, if worn, must be dark in color.
    • Earrings must be small (i.e. pearl or other studs). No dangling jewelry (earrings, bracelets, etc.).
  • Marshals will arrange the order of the procession and will lead you to your reserved seats.
  • Seniors will not be permitted to enter the church once the program has begun.
  • Men should remove their caps prior to the invocation and place them on their heads just before marching out after the benediction.
  • Faculty Marshalls will also lead the recessional.
  • Space is very limited in the church and tickets will be required for admission. Graduating seniors will receive two (2) tickets; tickets will be included in your Ticket and Information Packet.
  • Viewing will also be available in the Science Center Auditorium