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Baccalaureate honors and celebrates the undergraduate class of 2019 and welcomes seniors into the ranks of educated men and women. During the ceremony, students, faculty and staff come together to share their advice, experiences and memories of their time at Bentley. Scripture readings, reflections and songs are also shared as the community celebrates the achievements of the class of 2019. Families and friends are welcome to attend, along with all members of the Bentley community.

There will be a Presidential Reception in the Bentley Arena following the Baccalaureate ceremony.  

Ceremony Details

The ceremony will take place Friday, May 17, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. under the Commencement tent on South Campus. Below are additional details:

Recommended Arrival: Baccalaureate begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Graduates are required to arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. and report to the Dana Center Gym.

Guests should arrive on campus no later than 2:30 p.m. and should be seated by 2:45 p.m. The tent opens at 1:30 p.m.

Parking: There is limited parking on South Campus. Parking will be available on Main Campus. There will be posted signs illustrating how to get to the ceremony from the parking lots and a shuttle service will provide transportation to South Campus. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from the parking lots on main campus to the Commencement tent.

Shuttles: There will be shuttle service available on Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shuttles will pick up at the LaCava and Miller stops on main campus and will run approximately every 10 minutes.

Tickets: There are no tickets required.

Seating Arrangements: Seating is first-come, first-served, and there is plenty of seating available for families and guests. It is recommended to be seated by 2:45 p.m.

Special Assistance: Please note an ASL interpreter will be available for those with hearing impairments. If you require this service or any special seating accommodations, please fill out this form.

Food and Beverage: On Friday, a food truck will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on South Campus. Also, at the Baccalaureate ceremony, complimentary water stations will be available.

For additional questions, please contact the Commencement Office at 781.891.2400 or