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Interfaith Baccalaureate and Reception

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Paul Peck Alumni Center
3 p.m.
Light reception to follow the ceremony

All are welcome to join the Drexel University Campus Ministry Team and members of the Spiritual and Religious Life Community for the Interfaith Baccalaureate Service and Reception.

The Baccalaureate Service is derived from the medieval period in European history. The purpose was to worship in celebration of and in thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom. Because the first American universities were founded primarily to educate ministers, the British practice was continued. While higher education in America has evolved significantly, this time-honored tradition remains at many institutions.

The earliest references to the religious Baccalaureate service at Drexel date from 1926. However, given the inclusive and diverse culture at Drexel, the baccalaureate has evolved to be interfaith and we welcome graduates, family and friends of all faiths to join us for this special occasion.