Duke Divinity School will celebrate its 92nd Baccalaureate Service with the Rev. Dr. William Turner Jr., James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of the Practice of Preaching at the school, preaching.
Divinity School Dean Elaine A. Heath selected Turner to preach at this 90-minute service of worship after graduating students made nominations. The event, which includes a service of investiture in which students receive their academic hoods, is open to the public. It will be webcast live on the Duke Chapel website.
Persons holding priority seating tickets will be seated beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by general seating at 6:10 p.m. There will be overflow seating in Room 0016 of the Westbrook Building at the Divinity School. Duke Divinity graduating students should meet before Baccalaureate in Goodson Chapel at 5 p.m. to check-in and prepare for the service.
A reception will be held immediately after the service in the Divinity Café for all graduates, their families, faculty, and staff.