Baccalaureate Celebration 2016

Baccalaureate, a celebration and sending for the Class of 2016, will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Guests are to be seated by 7:45pm. Graduates wear their caps and gowns and sit together as a class. The celebratory worship service includes hymns, choir anthems, prayers and blessings for graduates and their families. This service lasts for one hour.

The baccalaureate offering is given to the glory of God and in honor of the graduating class. This year’s offering will be collected to support the Syrian Refugee Crisis Response through Lutheran Disaster Relief.

The prayers for Baccalaureate include prayers from faith traditions of the senior class. Our Lutheran Christian heritage is confident of God's gracious care for all people of the earth. We are blessed by the spiritual diversity that enriches this community of faith and learning. We join our prayers together or the class of 2016, their families and households, for peace and justice in the world, and for the healing and restoration of all creation. 

The ceremony will be streamed live and archived at Audio recordings of the service are available upon request from the Office of College Ministries, [email protected]edu or (563) 387-1040. A freewill offering will be taken and designated to local and global charities in honor of the senior class.