Baccalaureate Service - Colgate Commencement Skip Navigation

Baccalaureate Service

This farewell address is for seniors, graduate students and their families and is held in the Colgate Memorial Chapel.
A distinguished speaker is invited to deliver the baccalaureate address. Students must appear in their gown only 30 minutes prior to the service. Led by Marshals, the double column procession enters the south door of the chapel. After the benediction students are led out of the chapel, two pews at a time, using both aisles.

A small number of family and friends will find room to sit in the chapel for the service. Your guests should arrive early if they hope to find a seat. We will also broadcast the service in 105 Lawrence for those guests who are unable to obtain seats in the chapel.