University Baccalaureate Service | University Events

Sunday, May 19 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Packer Memorial Church
18 University Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Led by University Chaplain Lloyd Steffen, the Baccalaureate program includes outstanding choral music and a presentation or “farewell address” by a person of high distinction to graduating seniors. The original Baccalaureate ceremony dates back to the 14th Century where it was held at Oxford University.

The Baccalaureate service lasts one hour and begins with a musical prelude slightly before 4:00 p.m. Students representing different religious traditions participate in the program. Past notes of appreciation received from parents, guests, and students indicate that the service has been a meaningful part of the Commencement activities.

*The service is standing room only. In recent years, speakers have been placed on the patio in front of the church because of the crowd. To be assured a seat, please arrive early.


Student Life & Campus Involvement

Target Audience

Undergrad Students, Graduate Students, Parents & Families


Chaplain's Office, University Events
Contact Information

Terri Ball-Nicholas

(610) 758-3877

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