Center for Faith and Vocation

The Baccalaureate Service

Marking the end of the undergraduate years in ritual, readings and blessings, this event marks the turning point of students and their families as a sacred time. In keeping with the University's commitment to religious pluralism, baccalaureate reflects the diversity of religious and spiritual commitments of Butler students. Steeped in the history of higher education, baccalaureate services come from the medieval European tradition of presenting candidates for the degree of bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) in sermon oration. Today, Butler University is part of a widening community of U.S. colleges and universities holding religiously diverse baccalaureate services, striving to honor the distinct and varied faith traditions reflected on campus.

Seniors, come and celebrate with friends and family at this turning point in your life, by looking back and looking forward.

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Jason Lanzer, Honors Program, Department of History and Anthropology

Student Speaker: Ashley Hammer '14, College of Education

Music provided by: Voices of Deliverance, John Harris '16, piano, Alberto Montavano '16, clarinet, Kate White '14, vocalist

Please join us in a celebration of your student's accomplishments at the Butler University Baccalaureate Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4-5 p.m., Atherton Union, in the Reilly Room

Watch the video of the 2013 Baccalaureate.