Commencement 2018

Commencement is an exciting time for graduates and their special guests.  Faculty, staff and the university join to celebrate the law community!

THE HOODING CEREMONY will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1:45 pm in Wait Chapel. No tickets or parking passes are required on Sunday.  Family and guests are welcome. Graduates should line up by degree group on the sidewalk next to Zick’s at 1:00 pm, working with the Registrar’s office.  Guests should line up near the center doors of Wait Chapel, allowing space for the recessional of the prior school’s ceremony.  Your guests will be welcomed in as soon as possible after the prior ceremony.  During the law hooding ceremony, each graduate will cross the stage and receive his/her hood. A professional photographer will take pictures, which will be sent to you via your Wake Forest email address.  Wake Forest photographers are only professional photographers allowed in the front of the Chapel. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates will recess to Worrell for a class picture. The Hooding Reception will be held at the Millennium Center downtown, 4-6 pm, for all graduates, guests, faculty and staff.

WAKE FOREST GRADUATION EXERCISES will be held Monday, May 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. on Hearn Plaza.  Candidates should line up at 8:15 am in Parking Lot N, between Poteat and Kitchin Halls. Each graduate may have 8 tickets and 2 parking passes for Monday, which are required for entrance onto campus. After the awarding of all degrees en masse, graduates will recess, followed by their guests at approximately 10:15 a.m.  The law community is invited to Worrell Professional Center for a reception and distribution of diplomas.

GRAD DAY will be a celebration of graduates, held Friday, May 4, 2018.  The graduation picnic will be held in the Commons at 12 noon for law colleagues, faculty and staff to celebrate the graduation class.  Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., regalia, tickets and parking passes will be distributed in Room 2321.

REGALIA may be ordered through March 24, 2018: will be distributed on GRAD DAY, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Room 2321.

TICKETS are required for Monday Graduation and are complementary, but must be ordered in advance, beginning March 1, 2018 at the university’s commencement website.  Each graduate may have 8 guest tickets and 2 parking passes.  They will be distributed at Worrell on GRAD DAY

Last year’s Hooding Ceremony 2017: