Worship Services

During this weekend of celebrations, BU offers worship services through Marsh Chapel, the Roman Catholic Center, and the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House.

Baccalaureate Service

Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m., Marsh Chapel
Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Robert Allan Hill, the sixth Dean of Marsh Chapel, leads the University in this historic annual service. Rooted in the University’s Methodist origins, the Baccalaureate service is interdenominational and includes participation from President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison. Music by Scott Allen Jarrett, the Marsh Chapel Choir, and Majestic Brass accompanies the service. All graduates and their families are welcome.

Catholic Masses

Newman House, the Roman Catholic Center at BU, celebrates two masses during Commencement Weekend. For questions or additional information, contact the Catholic Center at 617-353-3632.

Saturday, May 14
Baccalaureate Mass, 5 p.m., Marsh Chapel

Sunday, May 15
Mass, 6:00 p.m., Marsh Chapel
A second mass, open to all graduates and their families and guests, is offered.

Hillel House Events & Worship Services

All events will be held at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House.
Reserve online or call 617-353-7665, by Monday, May 2.

Friday, May 13
Family Reception, 6:15 p.m.
Sparkling cider and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Shabbat Services, beginning at 7:45 p.m.
Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox minyanim are available.

Shabbat dinner, 8:30 p.m.
After dinner, guests are invited to hear a performance by Kol Echad, Hillel’s a cappella group.

Saturday, May 14
Shabbat Services, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Conservative and Orthodox minyanim are available. Lunch immediately following Services.

All of our services are student-led and are available based on attendance. We hope you will join us to increase the joyful energy for all who participate.