Commencement 2012

Published: May 18, 2012

On Saturday, May 19, the graduating class of the School of Divinity will gather for the school’s annual Hooding Ceremony. At the service, graduates receive their masters’ hoods in recognition of completion of requirements for the Master of Divinity degree. Not only is it a celebration of academic achievement, but also a special service of worship. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

Graduates and their families and friends are then invited to a reception in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall following the ceremony.

On Monday, May 21, School of Divinity graduates will line up with students from all of Wake Forest’s graduate and undergraduate programs for the 2012 Wake Forest University commencement exercises. The University’s president, Nathan O. Hatch, will preside and confer degrees at the ceremony on the quadrangle, which begins at 9:30 a.m.

Following the all-schools event, School of Divinity students will proceed directly to Benson University Center 401 where Dean Gail R. O’day will present diplomas in a ceremony that begins at 11:00 a.m. This year, the School of Divinity will grant 26 Master of Divinity degrees and 2 Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Counseling joint degrees. Two students will also receive a Certificate in Spirituality, Religion and Health Professions.

Should a light rain fall on Monday morning, all activities will proceed as planned. In the event of severe weather, however, the ceremony on the quadrangle will be moved to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Graduates will then be transported via shuttle to the Diploma Ceremony in Benson. Information on inclement weather schedules will be available on Monday morning on Wake Forest’s website, the School of Divinity website, and by phone, at 336.758.5821.

For more information on parking, seating, and events related to commencement visit Wake Forest University’s commencement page.


Media Contact: Mark Batten