Emmanuel College is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program.
Baccalaureate, Friday May 13, 2022 2:00 P.M.
We invite you to join us at the Baccalaureate Mass honoring the graduating class of 2022.
• The ceremony is a service in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.
• The baccalaureate service derives from the medieval European custom of presenting the candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) of sermonic oration.
• The baccalaureate service is believed to have originated at the University of Oxford in 1432 when each bachelor was required to deliver a sermon in Latin as part of his academic requirements. Since the earliest universities in America were founded primarily to educate ministers, the British practice of the baccalaureate service was continued.