Baccalaureate Ceremony

Baccalaureate Ceremony
Thursday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Graham Athletic Center

About Baccalaureate The Baccalaureate Ceremony is an opportunity for graduates, faculty, and families to gather together and express gratitude for the Whittier College experience. The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a bookend to the President's Convocation that students attended at the beginning of their collegiate experience, graduates will participate in the Light of Learning Ceremony.

Location: Due to anticipated severe weather with the possibility of thunderstorms and hail, and with the safety and enjoyment of graduates and their guests as their top priority, Whittier College officials are implementing the severe weather plan for the 2015 Baccalaureate Ceremony.

Parking: Parking near the Graham Athletic Center is limited to handicapped guests only. Please plan to arrive early and carpool if possible as parking on campus is limited and will further be impacted by the weather conditions. Campus Safety officers will be located throughout campus to help direct guests to available parking. Detailed parking information may be found on the Commencement Parking Map.

Procession: Graduates in cap and gown attire should arrive at the Graham Athletic Center no later than 7:45 p.m.  Ushers will meet them at the front entrance of GAC and direct them to their line-up location. The procession will start promptly at 8 p.m. 

Alternate Viewing Option: The Baccalaureate ceremony will be broadcast in real time at

For more info contact Frances Romo at the Dean of Students Office at or 562.907.4233.