May 18, 2019
An opportunity for students to share how their Dickinson education has challenged and transformed them.
The origin of the Baccalaureate service dates back to the medieval European custom of presenting candidates for the degree of bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri). Historically, the Baccalaureate ceremony was a religious service to celebrate and recognize the intellectual achievements of the graduates. Today, the Baccalaureate ceremony is a time for students to reflect on their years at Dickinson through speeches, music, multifaith prayers and other means of expression. Students can articulate the value of their Dickinson education and share how it has challenged or transformed them.