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The President and Chaplains of Tufts University invite members of the Class of 2015 and their families and friends to join in celebrating the Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center. All are welcome.

About the Baccalaureate Service

The Baccalaureate Service for the senior class at Tufts is a tradition that began in 1864.

Baccalaureate is a cherished moment during Commencement Weekend, and the last time for the senior class to be alone together as a class. One senior is selected to give the class speech, called the Wendell Phillips Address, and the president offers his parting words to the class.

The context is a multifaith and multicultural celebration honoring a diversity of spiritualities, philosophies, and cultures at Tufts in the form of music, readings, and benedictions. All are welcome, and generally all members of the senior class and their families attend.

Click here for a PDF version of the Baccalaureate Service 2015 invitation. Click here to view the Baccalaureate Service 2015.

Spiritual Gatherings During Commencement Weekend 2015

Other spiritual gatherings during Commencement Weekend include:

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • 1 p.m. Muslim Prayer, Interfaith Center
  • 6 p.m. Reform and Conservative Shabbat Services, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner, Granoff Family Hillel Center Adults: $18, Children under 10: $8  Please reserve online at
  • 9 p.m. Humanist New Beginnings Reflection, Interfaith Center

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • 10 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service and 12:00 p.m. Lunch, Granoff Family Hillel Center
  • 5:30 p.m. Catholic Mass for Graduates, Alumni, and Families, Goddard Chapel

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