Senior Baccalaureate

Senior Baccalaureate 2022

The Senior Baccalaureate Ceremony is a long-held liberal arts tradition offering the graduating class and their loved ones a space for celebration, reflection, and community at a sacred moment of transition. This non-religious but sacred gathering happens each year prior to commencement. Each year’s event is orchestrated by a group of graduating seniors, supported by the Office of Spiritual Life. It’s a rich college tradition which celebrates the artistic works and creative expressions of graduating seniors.

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senior baccalaureate 2023

Senior Baccalaureate 2023

This year’s Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 5th at 1pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

Seniors, sign up to contribute by April 20th.

“Reflecting on our experiences over the years we’ve spent at Lewis & Clark, there is an overarching sentiment of resilience.  Like the forest that surrounds this beautiful place, we’ve grounded ourselves here and come to know what it means to live on Palatine Hill.  In this moment, we reach to each other and we reach forward, venturing beyond…”

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Baccalaureate Archives

May 7th, 2021

Baccalaureate 2021 (art by Amy Natori) 1:00pm: 2021 Baccalaureate Celebration

May 10th, 2019

Baccalaureate 1:00pm: 2019 Baccalaureate Ceremony

May 5th, 2017

The Baccalaureate Celebration takes place in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on May 5th at 1 p.m. 1:00pm: 2017 Baccalaureate Celebration

May 6th, 2016

Agnes Flanagan Chapel is the location for the 2016 Baccalaureate Celebration on May 6th at 1 p.m. 1:00pm: 2016 Baccalaureate Celebration

May 8th, 2015

Baccalaureate 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Baccalaureate Ceremony 2015

May 7th, 2011

Baccalaureate Celebration 5:00pm - 6:15pm: Baccalaureate Celebration 2011