Each year, on the eve of Commencement ceremonies, the Vanguard community gathers to celebrate the faithfulness of God and to honor the graduating students with the Baccalaureate Service. The baccalaureate tradition originated in medieval universities from which students were bid farewell with a sermon. Vanguard University honors this rich tradition through music, Scripture readings and a message brought by a student-selected speaker. The service culminates in the celebration of Holy Communion and the investiture of the graduating class. Students participate in a processional in caps and gowns. Family members are encouraged to attend.
*Baccalaureate is open to all graduates from the Traditional Undergraduate College and School for Professional Studies. Family and friends of the graduates are also welcome to attend.
DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017
TIME: 7:30PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 7:00PM
NOTE: The main entrance to the Worship Center will be closed at 7:15PM for the Processional to start. Side entrances across from the Information area will remain open for guests.
Program and Speakers
Program: the ceremony will be approximately 1.5 hours
Faculty Speaker: Dr. Ed Rybarczyk
For information regarding dress attire for this event, please click here.
Commencement Information Office
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