Commencement Weekend

Baccalaureate Service


Sunday, May 14, 2017

9 a.m. in Wait Chapel


A complimentary ticket is required.
Limit of 2 tickets per graduate.

Graduation Exercises


Monday, May 15, 2017

9 a.m. on Hearn Plaza


A complimentary ticket is required.
Limit of 8 tickets per graduate.


Commencement Speakers Announced

Historian Jon Meacham to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

Jon MeachamPulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address.

Meacham is the author of highly acclaimed biographies of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and George H.W. Bush.

Baccalaureate speaker is Killian Noe (’80), founder of Recovery Cafe

Killian NoeAlso joining Wake Forest for the commencement weekend will be Baccalaureate speaker Kathy “Killian” Noe (’80), founder of the Recovery Café in Seattle, Wash. She was awarded Wake Forest University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015 and was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Wake Forest Magazine.

Order your copy of The Howler!


The Howler, the Wake Forest University yearbook, is published annually by students. The Howler can be purchased for $90 by visiting www.yearbookordercenter.com. The order number for Wake Forest is 13941.

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