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Baccalaureate Service

This farewell address is for seniors, graduate students and their families and is held in the Colgate Memorial Chapel.
Speakers on the chapel stage during the Baccalaureate Ceremony
This traditional event begins the formal festivities of the weekend and will feature addresses by the member of your class chosen as the 1819 Award recipient and President Casey. This event fills the chapel, so please encourage your family members to arrive early. Graduating seniors will line up outside the chapel at 3 p.m. in gowns (no caps are needed).

A small number of family and friends will find room to sit in the chapel for the service. Your guests should arrive early if they hope to find a seat. We will also broadcast the service in Lawrence and Alumni Halls for those guests who are unable to obtain seats in the chapel.