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Dear Class of 2021, Faculty, and Staff,

Here are a few reminders for you for Baccalaureate. We will gather on Makuvek Field on Friday, May 7th. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The weather forecast looks rainy, please bring umbrellas! Even in the event that it rains, we will still have the ceremony outside. Only if there is a chance of lightning will the event be virtual. You will be sent an email earlier in the day to your account if this is the case.

Graduates can arrive beginning at 5:00 p.m. with their guests and use the same entrances as the guests to enter the field. The graduates will wear their regalia and will seat themselves in the graduate seating section near the stage. Graduates will plan to be in their seats by 5:45 p.m. at the latest.

Guests should plan to arrive no earlier than 5:00 p.m. There will be plenty of space for everyone. Please help us maintain proper physical distancing and community safety by observing COVID-19 protocols.

Faculty and staff should plan to arrive no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Faculty and staff will enter the same entrance as graduates and guests and seat themselves in the faculty and staff section prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

For more information about parking and accomodations, please check the Baccalaureate Website.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!!


The Reverend Jennika M. Borger
pronouns: she, her, hers
Chaplain, Moravian University
Office of Spirituality and Inclusion
1305 Main Street Bethlehem
PA 18018 610.861.1583

Graduates and families are invited to Baccalaureate on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA. This ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the graduates, reflect on the meaning of their college journey, and offer blessings for them as they anticipate their commencement.

Gathering and robing at 4:00 p.m.

  • Graduates assemble in Foy Hall wearing their caps and gowns.
  • Faculty assemble upstairs in Central Moravian Church.

Doors open to guests at 4:15 p.m. There is no limit to the number of guests who may attend. Once seats in the sanctuary fill, guests will be directed to seats in the balcony area.

The processional begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony will last approximately one hour.

The Baccalaureate ceremony will be livestreamed for virtual viewing the day of the event. This video can be found at

Accessibility Needs

The northeast entrance off of Heckewelder Street is accessible for wheelchairs and walkers at the Central Moravian Church during Baccalaureate. Heckewelder Place runs southward on-way from Market Street to Church Street, and intersects the Campus Green. It is recommended that people with mobility issues enter Central Moravian Church at the back of the church, where there are no steps.