Since Yale’s first century, Yale College seniors and faculty have gathered on the Sunday before Commencement for the Baccalaureate ceremony, a ceremony with a Baccalaureate sermon at its heart. The sermon of days past has given way to an address by Yale’s president and the readings of sacred texts. Of the three main events of Commencement weekend - Baccalaureate, Class Day, and Commencement - Baccalaureate is the most formal. Seniors and their guests are assigned to one of the three services based on residential college affiliation. Each senior will be allocated up to four tickets.

For guests:

The wheelchair-accessible entrance to Woolsey Hall is via Grove Street.

When deciding where to sit in Woolsey Hall, please refer to the seating charts in the hall and plan to sit on the opposite side as your student.