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Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate ceremony in front of Memorial Church
June 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Main Quadrangle

Limited seating, no tickets required.

A bookend to students' Opening Convocation held four years earlier, Baccalaureate at Stanford is a multifaith celebratory gathering for graduating seniors, graduate students, and professional students, as well as their families and friends.

It is a student-led commemoration acknowledging the spiritual contribution to the education of the whole person, organized under the auspices of the Office for Religious Life (ORL). In addition to lively music from culturally diverse backgrounds, the program includes readings from different communities and perspectives which represent the wide range of religious traditions are represented within the ORL by over 30 organizations of Stanford Associated Religions (SAR).

Baccalaureate Speaker

The Baccalaureate Speaker will be announced in early 2018.

Baccalaureate Student Speaker

Since 2005, the Office for Religious Life has hosted a student speaker contest. A graduating senior offers reflections into their own spiritual journey during their time at Stanford, including hopes and dreams for the future for the entire class. Finalists are chosen from the pool of submissions and auditions are held before a winner is selected.

Past winners and available texts or videos can be found at the Office for Religious Life.