2019 Commencement Weekend Schedule


Friday, May 17

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ticket pickup for undergraduates (BA and BS), Reynolds Gym
Graduate and professional school students will receive ticket and regalia distribution schedules from their respective schools.

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

Saturday, May 18

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ticket pickup for undergraduates (BA and BS), Reynolds Gym
Graduate and professional school students will receive ticket and regalia distribution schedules from their respective schools.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine “GradFest”
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 475 Vine Street., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. This event is open to all School of Medicine programs.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Legacy Graduate Luncheon for alumni families, hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement, North Dining Hall
Seats may be reserved by contacting 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

5 p.m.
Wake Forest Catholic Community Baccalaureate Mass, Pugh Auditorium

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

Sunday, May 19

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PA 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 4 p.m., Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem

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.
First in the Forest Pinning Ceremony
Porter Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium

Undergraduate Departmental Receptions begin Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.
School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine Hooding Ceremony, Wait Chapel, MD only

Monday, May 20

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 Law
Worrell Professional Center for distribution of diplomas and reception

School of Medicine
Green Room, First Floor, Reynolda Hall, for a reception and 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.