Schedule of Events

Class of 2020 Celebration

  • Date: Friday, September 17
  • Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Place: Manchester Plaza

Food, Bar, Band

Celebrate your first time back to campus together as Class of 2020 alumni! Manchester Plaza (Mag Quad) will be alive with music, snacks, and bar. You are invited to bring up to three guests.

The first drink is on us – after that, additional bar tickets may be purchased – credit card only (no cash).

Parking on campus will be limited. You are welcome to park in any available campus spaces, but you will need your printed electronic parking pass.
Additional parking will be available at 2400 Reynolda, formerly BB&T University Center. There will be continuous shuttles running from this parking lot to and from Manchester Plaza from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Face masks will be required for the shuttle.

Rideshares, such as Uber or Lyft, require a parking pass to enter campus on Commencement weekend. Please advise your driver that two entrances will allow access to campus: University Parkway and Reynolda Road. Drivers will need to drop off their guests in the circle lot in front of the ZSR Library. Drivers may also drop guests off at 2400 Reynolda to take one of the shuttle buses onto campus. Masks are required on all public transportation in the state of North Carolina.

Registration is required.


2020 Commencement Ceremony

  • Date: Saturday, September 18
  • Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Place: Hearn Plaza

Graduates are invited to attend an hour and a half ceremony. The ceremony will include remarks and individual recognition of each graduate as they cross the stage. Cap and Gown are required to process in the ceremony.

You are invited to bring up to three guests.

Registration is required.


Student, Family and Faculty Reception

  • Date: Saturday, September 18
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Place: Hearn Plaza

Stroll across the quad with your family to join the faculty for a reception. You are invited to bring up to three guests.

Registration is required.


Class of 2020 Tailgate

  • Date: Saturday, September 18
  • Time: 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Place: Baity Street

Food, Bar, Music

Enjoy the festive game-day atmosphere on Baity Street for the Class of 2020 Tailgate. Food, bar, and time with your classmates. You are invited to bring up to three guests.

The first drink is on us – after that, additional drink tickets may be purchased – credit card only (no cash).

Registration is required.


Bell Tower and Tunnels Tours

Bell Tower and Tunnel Tours are at capacity. Tours can only be honored for the time of your registration.

Public Health Guidelines

While proof of vaccination isn’t required for guests, we encourage vaccinations for all. Over 90% of our campus community is vaccinated. We greatly appreciate the willingness of everyone in the Wake Forest community to adhere to and follow health and safety guidelines to support the safety of all Wake Foresters.

Currently, all academic buildings are closed to visitors, and masks are required in all indoor spaces.

For additional information regarding steps the University is taking to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus, we strongly encourage you to review the University’s COVID-19 Notice.