Baccalaureate Service

May 8, 2022 (10:30 am)

Baccalaureate Sunday has long been a part of University tradition, especially at Acadia University. Originally, there were two services of worship: The Baccalaureate Service, where one of the Honorary Degree recipients preached the Baccalaureate Sermon; and the "Cap and Gown" Service, where a student, elected from the graduating class, gave the address. These were amalgamated to become one service in the 1970s.

The service of worship recognizes that graduands have a greater calling beyond themselves. The University equips its students to make a contribution to society, to be prepared to give an extra effort to the betterment of humanity. The Baccalaureate Service reminds the graduating class of this honourable responsibility.

Further details about this year's Baccalaureate Service will be available soon. For more information about Convocation, please visit

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