Fall 2021 Baccalaureate Mass and Resources
Baccalaureate Mass | December 10 at 6 p.m. (Our Lady’s Chapel and Zoom)
The history of the Baccalaureate ceremony is firmly entrenched in the medieval European custom of presenting graduating candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) or recognition of their achievement. It is traditionally a religious service of celebration and thanksgiving for the time the graduates have devoted to growing in wisdom at a place of education. The University of the Incarnate Word has celebrated this tradition since its establishment as the Incarnate Word School in 1881.
University Mission and Ministry cordially invites the UIW family to gather in thanksgiving to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of our soon to be graduates. We know that having the opportunity to see friends, family, and mentors who have impacted one's life is an important part of the celebration of this day. It is a time for our graduates and their families to gather in community before God and give thanks for all that has been and will be in the future. We celebrate with great joy and humble recognition of the work of God in our lives.