Baccalaureate is a chance for graduating seniors and their families to reflect on and celebrate their spiritual journey at OWU. This reflection and celebration can come in the form of personal stories, sacred readings, music, dance, etc. Whatever the format, the key is the connection to your spiritual journey.

Often people misunderstand Baccalaureate, so it's also important to note what it is not. Baccalaureate is not a talent show, a commencement address, or a time for personal thank-you's to everyone who's supported you as a college student.

Baccalaureate is an intentionally interfaith service. Students of all traditions are welcome to participate. As you consider how to reflect on and celebrate your own journey, keep in mind that you will be sharing that journey with a wonderfully diverse community.

This year's theme is "Charting a Path Through Chaos" and will celebrate both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021.

Please note: Out of respect for all participants and those attending, we ask that each participation be limited to 3-4 minutes. Thank you!

Deadline: Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021. For questions, please contact Chad Johns at

Baccalaureate 2021 Application for Participation

Note: All fields are required.

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Your Contact Information

Name *
Cellphone Number *

Participation Information

Participation may be done as an individual or small group. Please list any/all seniors who would like to participate in your contribution to the program:

My/Our Contribution Will Be *

Please include text of the reading, song title, the initial script of the reflection, explanation of dance piece, etc. (this is essential for us as we try to compile the program):

Baccalaureate is a spiritual capstone for the senior class. All faith traditions are welcome to participate. How does your proposed participation relate to your spiritual journey at Ohio Wesleyan?

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