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Baccalaureate and Convocation


Welcome Brescia Class of 2014 to your Graduation Page!


Dates and Deadlines to Remember:

Honor Society Application: Friday, April 11, 2014 (Application Form)

Baccalaureate and Magisterial Ceremony: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Convocation Ceremony: Monday, June 16, 2014

Application to Graduate - Autumn Convocation: Monday, September 8, 2014



Brescia Baccalaureate and Magisterial Ceremony

Date: Sunday, June 15th

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Loaction: St. Peters Basilica in London, Ontario (map)


This special celebration marks your formal graduation from Brescia Univeristy College and is open to any Brescia-registered student who expects to graduate in either June or October 2014. During this ceremony you will hear from your Valedictorian and Magisterial speaker, fellow students will receive academic awards and each graduate will be welcomed into the Brescia Alumnae Association with the presentation of alumnae rings.


Learn what to expect at your Baccalaureate ceremony in this "rehearsal" video:




Meet the Class of 2014 Valedictorian

Melissa Nantais


My name is Melissa Nantais and I am excited to be completing my fifth year at Brescia in an Honors Specialization in Psychology. These past five years have been some of the most challenging years of my life, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Throughout my time here I have been involved in a number of extracurricular activities. Through these many extracurricular activities, and my many years as a Brescia student, I have learned so much about myself. I have also been fortunate to work alongside so many of my fellow graduates, whom I know will go on to do remarkable things. I am grateful for all of the opportunities that my time at Brescia has afforded me, and am committed now to finding ways to give back to the Brescia and Western communities. I know that each and every one of you have your own Brescia story and it would be an honour to represent and share that story with the graduating class as we celebrate everything that we have accomplished.




Brescia University College Honor Society

Information Letter from Dr. Hanycz

Application Form


If you have any questions in regards to the Honor Society, please contact either Dr. Donna Rogers, Academic Dean (, or Dr. Dominick Grace, Associate Academic Dean – Student Affairs (


Western Convocation

Date: Monday, June 16th

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Alumni Hall at Western University



Over 400 students, family members, staff and faculty join together for a lunch at Brescia before graduates gather and process down the Brescia hill to Western Convocation led by a bagpiper!



Each graduate is automatically issued four (4) convocation tickets. These tickets will be available as of May 27th and can be accessed here.


Class of 2014 Legacy Project

Your final days on campus are fast approaching and what better way to commemorate your years at Brescia than leaving behind a legacy? The Class of 2014 Legacy Project is an initiative that looks to create a way for graduating students to be recognized beyond their years at Brescia University College.

The goal is to raise funds by your final graduation day on June 16, 2014. Depending on how much is raised, the Class of 2014 could direct their donations to a plant a tree, or to help furnish a new residence room, or to another area of the University that is important to the Class. There are three simple ways you can help create that legacy:

  • Round-up your Baccalaureate/Magisterial and /or Convocation fee by $5.00 (or choose your own amount) on your registration form above;
  • Make a donation online or use the donation form;
  • Ask a fellow graduate, friend, or a parent to sponsor your Legacy Project and they can make a donation online or use the donation form.

If you would like to get involved, or have any questions, please Trish Gergich in the Brescia Foundation office at



For more information or to register for these events, please contact Alison Vilaca in the Alumnae Relations Office at brescia.alumnae@uwo.caor 519-432-8353 ext. 28446