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The Baccalaureate Mass

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  1. PLEASE NOTE: This is the only Baccalaureate Mass.
  2. The Baccalaureate Mass is for all students—in all programs— regardless of Commencement ceremony.
  3. LOCATION: Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center on the UIW campus.
  4. TIME AND DATE: Friday, May 12, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
  5. Assemble in cap and gown at 3:30 p.m. on the basement level of the Administration Building on the University of the Incarnate Word campus.
  6. The Procession to the Convocation Center begins at 3:45 p.m., students first, then faculty and followed by administration.
  7. Doors to the Convocation Center open at 3:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-available basis.
  8. A ticket is not required.  However, seating is limited due to fire code regulations.  Therefore, a maximum of 7 guests per graduate is permitted to attend. Seats may not be held past 3:50 p.m. so that we may seat as many people as possible for Mass and start on time.  Additionally, doors will be closed once we reach capacity. Thank you for your understanding & assistance with this matter.
  9. UIW will host a reception for graduates, their guests, UIW faculty, and administration attending the Mass immediately after the Mass in the Benson Field House. Complete your RSVP to attend at this link:  Baccalaureate Mass and Reception