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Baccalaureate Mass

​​​Baccalaureate Mass

Bacc Mass

All graduates and their guests are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass, a Catholic Mass of thanksgiving for God's many blessings on our graduates. Graduates who wish to process will gather at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium, dressed in commencement regalia.

Faculty and staff are invited to share in the blessings of their students at Baccalaureate Mass. Faculty and staff who wish to join the procession will gather at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium, dressed in regalia.

Designated pews will be reserved for students, faculty, and staff who join the procession.

Faculty and staff who wish to attend, but do not wish to join the procession or wear academic regalia may go directly to the church and sit in the open seating areas.

Friday, June 14, 2024

St. Vincent de Paul Church 
1010 W. Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for Baccalaureate Mass and the following reception at: Baccalaureate Mass RSVP

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, even with an RSVP. 

Baccalaureate Mass Reception

A reception will follow the Mass for all graduates and their guests.

Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120
Chicago, IL 60614
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


Parking is available in the two garages listed below. More parking information can be found here.

Sheffield Parking Garage - 2331 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
Clifton Parking Deck - 2330 N. Clifton Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

For questions regarding Baccalaureate Mass, please contact Alice Farrell in the Division of Mission and Ministry at 312-362-8822 or by email at