Today: Baccalaureate service

May 31, 2015 8 a.m.
Baccalaureate Preview Lisa Jackson

Lisa P. Jackson, a 1986 graduate alumna, vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at the University's Baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 31.

Lisa P. Jackson, a 1986 graduate alumna, vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at the University's Baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 31.

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The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be Lisa P. Jackson, a 1986 graduate alumna, vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The interfaith Baccalaureate service reflects the diversity of religious life at Princeton. As its name suggests, the service is a celebration focused especially on the members of the senior class — those receiving bachelor's degrees. The service also honors those about to receive graduate degrees.

The Baccalaureate Address is one of the University's oldest traditions. Until the early 1970s, the president of the University served as both Baccalaureate and Commencement speaker. Since then, speakers at Baccalaureate have been chosen to speak on topics related to human values, broadly considered.

Seating inside the chapel is reserved for seniors and the faculty procession. Guest seating is available on Cannon Green, where the ceremony will be broadcast on two large screens. Indoor simulcast sites for Baccalaureate include: McCormick Hall, Room 101; Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture and Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall — all are air conditioned and have the easiest access for guests with disabilities. Other simulcast sites are McCosh Hall, Rooms 10 and 50, and Dillon Gym. An interactive campus map is available.

The event also is scheduled to be webcast live and archived online for later viewing on the University's Media Central site.