Interfaith Baccalaureate and Reception
May 28, 2015
All are welcome to join the Drexel University Campus Ministry Team and members of the Spiritual and Religious Life Community for the Interfaith Baccalaureate Service and Reception.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Paul Peck Alumni Center
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Light reception to follow ceremony
The Baccalaureate service is derived from the Medieval period in European history. The purpose was to worship in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom. Because the first American universities were founded primarily to educate ministers, the British practice was continued. While higher education in America has evolved significantly, this time honored tradition remains at many institutions. The earliest reference to the religious Baccalaureate service at Drexel is in 1926. However, given the inclusive and diverse culture at Drexel, the baccalaureate has evolved to be interfaith and we welcome graduates, family and friends of all faiths to join us for this special occasion.