Weekend Schedule


Friday, May 15, 2020

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Senior So Dear – A Senior cocktail social sponsored by the Alumni Engagement Office, TBD

Saturday, May 16, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Legacy Graduate Luncheon for alumni families, hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement, North Dining Hall
Please R.S.V.P. with the Office of Alumni Engagement, harrellc@nullwfu.edu.

3 p.m.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Hooding and Awards Ceremony, Wait Chapel;
followed by a reception, Reynolda Hall, Green Room

7 p.m.
School of Divinity
Hooding Ceremony, Wait Chapel; followed by a reception, Reynolda Hall, Green Room.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

9 a.m.
Baccalaureate Service
Wait Chapel
Reserve complimentary tickets in advance

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
P.A. Program Hooding and Awards Ceremony
Atrium, Biotech Place, followed by an outdoor buffet luncheon from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Biotech Place Patio.

10 a.m.
Baccalaureate Brunch
Reynolda Hall Patio
Purchase tickets in advance (Guests and graduates)

11 a.m.
School of Business Graduate Programs
Hooding Ceremony, Wait Chapel;
Reception to follow at Farrell Hall

1:45 p.m. 
School of Law
Hooding Ceremony, Wait Chapel;
Reception to follow at Worrell Professional Center

2 p.m.
College Honors and Awards Ceremony
(Graduates being recognized will receive advance notice from the appropriate departments)
Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall

3:15 p.m. – confirming
First in the Forest Pinning Ceremony
Porter Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium

Undergraduate Departmental Receptions begin Sunday at 3:00 p.m. | You can view the full Departmental Reception Schedule here. 

4:30 p.m.
School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine Hooding Ceremony (M.D. program), Wait Chapel

Monday, May 18, 2020

6:30-8:30 a.m.
Commencement Breakfast
Reynolda Hall Cafeteria
Purchase tickets in advance (Guests and graduates)

9 a.m.
Graduation Exercises begin
Hearn Plaza
Reserve complimentary tickets in advance; arrive early to ensure time to move through bag-check lines if you decide to bring a bag to the ceremony

10:30 a.m.
Transmigration of Professional School Graduates

Professional school graduates will be guided by marshals to the following locations:

PA Program
525@Vine for diploma distribution and regalia return (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

School of Business Graduate Programs
Farrell Hall, Founders Living Room, for a reception and distribution of diplomas

School of Divinity
Rotunda of Wingate Hall, for a reception and distribution of diplomas

School of Medicine
Location TBD, Distribution of diplomas, MD only

10:45 a.m.
Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony begins, Hearn Plaza


For information on additional events, visit the University Events Calendar.

Please contact the Commencement Office at commencement@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.7059 with any questions.