Baccalaureate Service highlights include hymns, musical selections, readings, reflections, and speeches by students. All undergraduate degree candidates and their guests are invited to attend.
The Baccalaureate Service is believed to have originated at Oxford University in 1432 when each bachelor was required to deliver a sermon in Latin as part of his academic exercise.
This historical British practice continued with the earliest universities in this country. W&M is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country.
The Baccalaureate Service is a multi-faith service celebrating the completion of each undergraduate's academic career.