Baccalaureate Mass

Celebrating the UIW Class of 2021

The history of the Baccalaureate mass is firmly entrenched in the medieval European custom of presenting graduating candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) or recognition of their achievement. It is traditionally a religious service of celebration and thanksgiving for the time the graduates (bachelor and advanced degrees) have devoted to growing in wisdom at a place of education.

University Mission and Ministry cordially invites the UIW family to gather in thanksgiving to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of our soon-to-be graduates on Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m.

Watch the Livestream on YouTube.

Those who do not register can watch the live stream below.

Worship Aid

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FAQ

The history of the Baccalaureate mass is firmly entrenched in the medieval European custom of presenting graduating candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) or recognition of their achievement. It is traditionally a religious service of celebration and thanksgiving for the time the graduates (bachelor and advanced degrees) have devoted to growing in wisdom at a place of education. 

University Mission and Ministry cordially invites the UIW family to gather in thanksgiving to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of our soon-to-be graduates.

The Baccalaureate Mass will occur on Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. It will be a hybrid broadcast – held interactively on Zoom and live in Our Lady's Chapel.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols in Our Lady's Chapel, in-person seating is extremely limited. Therefore, each school will be represented by two (2) student graduates for in-person seating. Everyone, however, is welcome to participate interactively on Zoom. The chapel worship space has been set up in such a way that both the online and in-person assemblies will be joined together as one worshiping community. The online assembly will be able to be seen and heard by the in-person assembly and vice versa.

Please register here by May 2 to receive your unique Zoom link for the Baccalaureate Mass.

Those who pre-register for the interactive online Zoom option by May 2 will receive an email from Mission and Ministry with a Zoom link unique to the email with which you registered.

Watch the Baccalaureate Mass on YouTube

The deadline to register for participation in the Baccalaureate Mass interactive livestream via Zoom is May 2. 

Graduates (and faculty, staff, and administrators):  register with your UIW email only. Non-credentialed emails will not be accepted.

  • Register Here
  • Fill out the form completely, including the names and emails of guests you wish to be on the Zoom platform with you. Their emails will be associated with your credentialed email for vetting purposes.
  • Your guests must register at the link above using the email you provided for them.
  • Those who pre-register for this event will receive an email from Mission and Ministry (Campus Ministry) with the Zoom link with log-in credentials unique to each registrant. We recommend pinning this email to the top of your email.

Yes, the Baccalaureate Mass will be livestreamed.

Registration is not required to stream the Mass and the video will remain available after the live premiere. Registration is only required for those who would like to participate on Zoom.

Graduates are invited to wear their caps and gowns, and faculty are invited to wear their academic regalia.

If you have any questions that have not been addressed in these FAQ’s, please email PR@uiwtx.edu.