The word Baccalaureate means “Sermon to the Graduates.” Here at Siena Heights University, this sermon to the graduates takes place within the context of a Catholic Mass or Liturgy. This tradition has been part of the graduation process at Siena Heights from the very beginning. This year we are inviting graduates, their families and guests to register for this event. Baccalaureate Mass is happening two weekends before graduation. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate College are welcome to participate.
Fr, Michael Newman OSFS, pastor of Holy Family here in Adrian, MI will be our main celebrant. Fr. Michael has celebrated many Masses at Siena Heights over the last two years. He knows the SHU Community well.
The Baccalaureate Mass will take place Sunday, May 2 at 2 p.m. in St. Dominic Chapel on the SHU main campus in Adrian, MI.
Sr. Peg Albert, our president, will bestow upon each graduate attending Baccalaureate a wooden cross with a cord. This gift should be worn during Baccalaureate Mass and on graduation day, Saturday May 16. The cross is an important symbol within Siena Heights’ faith tradition. The symbol of the wooden cross connects us through the many sacrifices made on the journey to graduation as well as to our loving God.
To register for this year’s ceremony, please complete the form to the right.
Baccalaureate Mass registration is closed for submissions.