2024 Commencement Weekend

Congratulations Class of 2024! Join us for Wake Forest University’s Commencement ceremony on the morning of Monday, May 20th on Hearn Plaza, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending approximately at noon. The Wake Forest University President ceremoniously confers degrees at Commencement.

Updates and details for this year’s Commencement Weekend will be shared throughout the year. We encourage all graduates of the Class of 2024, as well as faculty and visitors, to check back here regularly for the latest information and updates.

If you are a graduating senior, please visit the Out of the Forest website for important deadlines and information you need to know before you leave Mother So Dear.

Schedule of Events

These events will celebrate our 2024 graduates. Some events, including the Baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies, will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in-person. Visit our Schedule of Events page for a complete listing of Commencement Weekend activities and events.

May 17-19

Hooding & Commencement Ceremonies (Professional Schools)

Sunday, May 19

Baccalaureate Ceremony

11 a.m. ET

Monday, May 20

Commencement Ceremony

9 a.m. ET

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to welcome the following keynote speakers who will address Wake Forest University’s Class of 2024.


Dr. Mandy K. Cohen

Dr. Mandy K. Cohen

One of the nation’s top health leaders, Dr. Mandy K. Cohen, Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will deliver Wake Forest’s commencement address on Monday, May 20.


Dr. Gary Dorrien

Reverend Dr. Gary Dorrien

Rev. Dr. Gary Dorrien, religion professor and one of the nation’s preeminent ethicists bridging faith and public life, will deliver the baccalaureate address on Sunday, May 19.