Baccalaureate 2024

The Baccalaureate Ceremony celebrating the Class of 2024 took place on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. in Haebler Memorial Chapel. This annual tradition is the kick-off to the graduation ceremonies celebrating your Goucher College experience.

Baccalaureate is a tradition at many colleges and universities dating back to the 1400’s at Oxford University in England. We continue this tradition at Goucher through an interfaith ceremony featuring music, dance, poetry and reflection.

Baccalaureate is a powerful part of the graduation experience marking the significance of this important time and reflecting on one’s collegiate journey. Faculty, staff, graduates, friends, and families are highly encouraged to attend.

Baccalaureate Ceremony May 2023

Previous Ceremonies


In 2021, Baccalaureate was held virtually on Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.

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Our community of graduates, faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered virtually on May 21, 2020 to reflect and celebrate together through music, readings, and speakers.

Senator Cory BookerSenator Cory Booker was this year's guest speaker. His dedication to justice and opportunity for all Americans has brought millions of people together, and his emphasis on the importance of community, service, and education rings true to our Goucher community principles.

Goucher College presented a livestream of Baccalaureate on May 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

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