Baccalaureate

“A Journey Worth Finishing”

Baccalaureate Ceremony 2021

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.

Classes of 2020 and 2021 Student Speakers

Lixin Du ’21
Lixin Du ’21
Baccalaureate Speaker
Gioia de le Feld ’21
Gioia de le Feld ’21
Baccalaureate Speaker
Sydney Dowling ’21
Sydney Dowling ’21
Baccalaureate Speaker
Michelle Williams ’20
Michelle Williams ’20
Baccalaureate Speaker
Quintia Iradukunda ’20
Quintia Iradukunda ’20
Baccalaureate Speaker
Susanna D’souza ’20
Susanna D’souza ’20
Baccalaureate Speaker
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Shoaib Rahaman ’21
Shoaib Rahaman ’21
Student Faith Leader
This ceremony is the soul of graduation.”
— Grandmother of 2019 Graduate