Congratulations, Class of 2021!
Join us for a celebratory Baccalaureate Mass.

Saturday, May 1st
4:00 p.m., Science Drive Garage

All graduating students — undergrad and graduate alike! — and their families are invited to the Duke Catholic Center’s annual Baccalaureate Mass. Join us in celebrating and giving thanks for your time at Duke!  


Mass will be a Sunday vigil service.
Attire is “Sunday best” — no graduation gowns needed.

Mass will be celebrated in the Science Drive Parking Garagelocated at 302 Science Drive.
Please be sure to enter from the Cameron Blvd. entrance, where parking is freely open for Mass.

For the safety of everyone in attendance, please read the following details carefully.

Joining Us for Mass:
  • Park on Level 3 of the garage; gather for Mass on Level 4.
  • There will be no seating provided, so please bring a chair or blanket on which to sit.
  • You must wear a mask or other facial covering while in the garage.
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from people you do not live with.
  • There are no public restrooms or drinking fountains, so please plan accordingly.
Live-Streaming Mass:

Lastly, we will still live-stream this Mass on our channel at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday for those who are unable to attend in person. The video will also be posted on our channel immediately after the stream concludes for you or extended family to view whenever convenient.

Special Note:
Many students choose to attend both the University’s Baccalaureate service and the DCC’s Baccalaureate Mass. The Baccalaureate Mass is a way for the Catholic community to congratulate and thank all of our graduating students in a special way. It is more personal and community-focused than the larger university baccalaureate services.

A Little BONUS Material for Graduates…
A Special Graduation Message:

As we approach graduation season, here is a Commencement Address by George Saunders given in several years ago at Syracuse University that may inspire you if your local speaker is less than engaging or if you just want to be inspired again. We highly recommend this one!

Sunday Mass on Graduation Weekend:

There will be no Sunday Masses on Graduation Day.