Ordering Commencement Weekend Tickets

All complimentary ceremony tickets are available on the online Ticket Registration form. Online ticket registration opens on April 15, 2021, and will close on May 7, 2021. Only students can register for tickets, and they must register using their “wfu.edu” email account. Each student receives two tickets; the graduate does not need a ticket.

With the seating plans adjusted due to CDC and local guidelines, Wake Forest will offer each student two tickets for their guests for the Diploma Ceremony and the Commencement Celebration.

When will tickets become available?

Tickets will be released on May 13. Seating is best available based on the time of registration. Seating assignment information will not be available until ticket release and will be final.

Ticket distribution policies will take into account the following guiding principles:

  • Safety of attendees and graduates.
  • Transparency of information and process.
  • Accommodating as many Class of 2021 guests as possible.
  • Fair and objective system of allocation based upon time of registration.
  • Specific seat requests, other than ADA needs, are not available due to social distancing parameters.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • All seating assignments are final and can not be changed due to social distancing requirements.

Tickets will be distributed in seating clusters of two, with only tickets from one pod included together. Ticket holders must sit in their reserved seats and may not interact with attendees located in other seating clusters while in the seating bowl.

Mobile Ticketing

In order to further our health and safety guidelines for commencement, Wake Forest University will utilize digital tickets. This step will allow guests greater convenience, security, and control over their tickets while also minimizing loss or theft of paper tickets.

Commencement ceremony tickets will now arrive via email with an embedded link to download and save tickets via their smartphone’s wallet. The graduate will receive the two digital tickets for the diploma ceremony and the two digital tickets for the evening celebration. Tickets may be printed in advance to use for entry or guests may show the ticket on a device. Tickets will only be able to be scanned one time. Guests need to receive tickets directly from the graduate.