Wake Forest University, Salem College Announce In-Person Commencement Plans

Wake Forest University, Salem College Announce In-Person Commencement Plans

10:43am Mar 23, 2021
Wake Forest University graduates await the beginning of the commencement ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2014. WFDD file photo by Paul Garber

Wake Forest University and Salem Academy and College have announced plans for in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. 

Wake Forest will be holding all of its undergraduate commencement events on Sunday, May 16.

According to a university statement, graduating seniors will be honored at a series of smaller-than-usual ceremonies of about 250 students apiece. The venue and guest speakers have yet to be announced.

A statewide order limiting gathering sizes means the school will not be holding its traditional ceremony at Hearn Plaza. Ticketing will be limited to two guests per graduate.

A special ceremony to honor all undergraduates will be held that evening at Truist Field, the school’s football stadium.

Salem College will hold its in-person commencement ceremony Saturday, May 8 at Truist Stadium in downtown Winston-Salem. Salem Academy, which caters to girls in grades 9 through 12, will host an on-campus graduation on May 29.

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