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Information for Faculty


Baccalaureate Service
Sunday, May 15 at 11 a.m.
Wait Chapel
Faculty should line up in front of the post office at 10:40 a.m. to process into the chapel for the Baccalaureate service.

College Honors and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.
Scales Fine Art Center, Brendle Recital Hall

Departmental Receptions for the College
Sunday, May 15 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 16  at 9 a.m.
Hearn Plaza
Faculty should gather at 8:30 a.m. to line up for the processional on the lawn in front of Reynolda Hall nearest the Deacon Shop. If you need to borrow academic regalia, contact Chelsea Hosch at or extension 5581 no later than May 10, 2016. Plain black academic gowns and black mortarboards with tassels are available for faculty to borrow. Hoods and tams are not available.


Passes are required for all cars entering campus on Monday, May 16 and will be issued only to graduates and their families. Faculty and staff should park at Bridger Field House at BB&T Stadium and ride the shuttle to campus.  All employees must have their Wake Forest I.D. to gain access to the shuttle.  Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To ride the shuttle, please enter the stadium through the Deacon Boulevard entrance and follow the signs to the parking area and the shuttle pickup point.  Parking on campus will revert to normal patterns after 1 p.m.


Members of the Wake Forest community do not need tickets to attend the ceremony, but must have their Wake Forest I.D. with them to get onto Hearn Plaza.

Rain Plan for Commencement

Shuttles will run from Benson / flagpole (Lot C) to LJVM starting at 6 a.m. Faculty will gather for the processional in the Winston and Salem rooms in the administrative wing of the coliseum. More information.