Undergraduate 2020Commencement activities will take place Friday-Saturday, September 17-18th. There will be a party on Manchester Plaza for graduates and their guests on Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. There will be a ceremony on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a reception at 10:30 a.m. on Hearn Plaza. The ceremony will feature remarks from University leaders and individual recognition of each graduate.
To ensure we have adequate reserved seats for you, please confirm your attendance no later than Monday, September 13.
Parking and Entry
There will be limited parking on campus. There will be shuttles running from 2400 Reynolda Road, formerly BB&T University Center to and from campus starting at 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Faculty will show their robe or Wake Forest ID to use the shuttle. Faculty who plan to process should arrive at 8:30 a.m. to line up for the processional on the lawn in front of Reynolda Hall nearest the Deacon Shop.
Academic regalia is required to participate in a diploma ceremony. If you are in need of regalia, black academic gowns and mortarboards with tassels (no hoods or tams) are available for temporary use. You may reserve regalia during the Faculty Registration process. You may pick up regalia on Friday, September 17th from 2-4 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. Upon the completion of the ceremony, please return all borrowed regalia to the Green room of Reynolda Hall.