The Meaning and the Reason
The baccalaureate is a service of worship in celebration of—and thanksgiving for—lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.
The service derives from the medieval European custom of presenting candidates for the degree of bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) of sermonic oration. Baccalaureate is a ceremony honoring those who have completed their academic journeys. It is widely celebrated and is an essential part of Commencement around the world.
Babson’s Baccalaureate is a multifaith service that reflects on the academic, personal, religious, and spiritual journeys. Journeys that capture the beauty, the challenges, the celebrations, and unexpected discoveries of talents, skills, passions, and faith.