Faculty Information


Faculty wishing to participate in the Baccalaureate or Commencement processional, please complete the Faculty Registration Form.

Baccalaureate Service
Sunday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m.
Wait Chapel
Faculty should line up in front of Zick’s at 8:30 a.m. to process into the chapel for the Baccalaureate service.

College Honors and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
Scales Fine Art Center, Brendle Recital Hall

Departmental Receptions for the College
Sunday, May 17 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
Hearn Plaza
Faculty should gather at 8:30 a.m. to line up for the processional on the lawn in front of Reynolda Hall nearest the Deacon Shop. If you need to borrow academic regalia, contact University Events at wfevents@nullwfu.edu no later than May 13, 2019. Plain black academic gowns and black mortarboards with tassels are available for faculty to borrow. Hoods and tams are not available. Faculty who would like to purchase regalia at a discounted rate in time for Commencement 2019 should contact the University’s Herff Jones representative at waselb@nullaol.com no later than March 19, 2019.


Faculty and staff should park at Bridger Field House and ride the shuttle to campus. All employees must have their Wake Forest I.D. to gain access to the shuttle. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To ride the shuttle, please enter the stadium through the Deacon Boulevard entrance and follow the signs to the parking area and the shuttle pickup point. Parking on campus will revert to normal patterns after 1 p.m.


Members of the Wake Forest community do not need tickets to attend the ceremony but must have their Wake Forest I.D. with them to access Hearn Plaza.

Rain Plan for Commencement

Shuttles will run from the Reynolda campus (Lot P) to LJVM starting at 5:30 a.m. Faculty will gather for the processional in the Windsor Room in the administrative wing of the Joel Coliseum. Faculty will enter through the Windsor doors on the West side of the Coliseum. Please be on-site by 9:00 a.m.