Baccalaureate ceremony kicks off 317th Commencement

May 21, 2018

“Yale began the 317th Commencement celebrations with a traditional Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors and their families in Woolsey Hall on Saturday afternoon.

University Chaplain Sharon Kugler opened the ceremony with a prayer, after which four students read passages from various religious texts. Yale College Dean Marvin Chun and University President Peter Salovey then addressed the attendees, encouraging graduates to remain open-minded and to engage with a wide array of people, regardless of their beliefs.”

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