Jewish Life

Jewish Baccalaureate Ceremony

Event Details

Friday, May 6
4 PM
Freeman Center for Jewish Life (1415 Faber Street)

Additional Information

Join Jewish Life at Duke at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life for a special baccalaureate ceremony for Jewish seniors and their families on Friday, May 6, 2022. Doors open at 4:00 pm and the ceremony begins at 4:30 pm. All family members are invited and welcome! Business casual attire is encouraged.

As students prepare to embark on their next chapter, we look forward to celebrating and reflecting with families about their time at Duke and their many contributions to our Jewish community.

4:00-4:30 pm – Arrivals
Mingle with fellow graduating families and JLD staff, and take family photos
4:30-5:30 pm – Ceremony
Remarks, blessings, and presentation of gifts to graduates

Please note that this event conflicts with the Friday afternoon university-wide baccalaureate service in Duke Chapel. If you have been assigned tickets to the Friday afternoon university-wide baccalaureate (surnames A through H) and you wish to attend both the Jewish Baccalaureate and a university-wide baccalaureate, please contact

It is recommended that students and their families register for this event.

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Duke’s Jewish Baccalaureate Story

“But Jewish students today shouldn’t take for granted a wonderful event in their collegiate lives for which my classmates and I had to fight.” -Rob Satloff, T’83

The first Jewish Baccalaureate at Duke started as a protest/walk-out by a handful of Duke seniors in 1983. Read the whole story here.