All complimentary ceremony tickets are available for pick up on Friday, September 17, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the Magnolia Patio (Reynolda Hall). Only graduates may pick up tickets with a picture I.D. Each graduate will receive the number of tickets they registered for; additional tickets are not available. Parking passes will be emailed by September 15th to the graduate’s registration email account. Please print out your parking pass and place it on your car dashboard.

Commencement will be held rain or shine. If the weather forecast calls for rain, please be sure to pack appropriate rain gear for the ceremony. If the forecast suggests a threat to safety or conditions that would prevent us from holding Commencement outside, the University will announce a move inside Wait Chapel.

Moving the event indoors to Wait Chapel will impact capacity and will limit the number of guests who can attend. Students will receive rain plan tickets for their guests. Guests without a rain plan ticket may view the ceremony via live-stream from Brendle Recital Hall in Scales Fine Arts Center. Please make sure your guests have their rain plan tickets with them for the appropriate venue. We regret that we cannot offer additional Wait Chapel rain tickets due to seating limits.

What happens if I can’t make it to the ticket pick-up?

Tickets will be available during the 2020 Celebration (Manchester Plaza) and picked up on Magnolia Patio. The campus bookstore will open during Commencement and tickets may be picked up starting at 8 a.m.

For guests who have difficulty tolerating outdoor temperatures, a live feed of the Commencement ceremony will be available in Wait Chapel. Please present your Commencement ticket to enter.

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.