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Featured Event

Saturday, May 18, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Wait Chapel

Join in celebrating the class of 2024!

Why Wake Divinity?


Wake Divinity is an ecumenical community committed to justice, reconciliation and compassion.


We are committed to seeing each student succeed and reach their full potential.


Our faculty are teacher-scholars, accessible mentors, and exceptional educators.

A Holistic Theological Education Centered on Your Unique Calling

Wake Divinity prepares students for ministry in all its context within the church walls and beyond.

Meet Our Students:


“The Wake Div Experience” is our promise to provide exceptional support that encourages student wellbeing, personal growth, and increased vocational clarity.

Congratulations to the Wake Forest University School of Divinity students recently inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology! 

Graduate students must have completed at least half of the credit hours in their religious studies or theology program with a 3.5 GPA. Today, we held a reception to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment.
Congratulations Class of 2024!

The Hooding Ceremony highlights the "Wake Div Experience" as graduates gather with family and friends to celebrate graduation. Join us in Wait Chapel on Saturday, May 18, at 7pm.

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Congratulations to Mallory Challis (MDiv ’26)!

Mallory is the recipient of the 2024 Nancy A. Hardesty Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Christian Feminism Today. We are so proud of her continued great work and accomplishments.


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Derek Hicks, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, will serve as the School of Divinity Hooding and Commencement speaker. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m., in Wait Chapel. #WFUGrad

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Congratulations to Rayce Lamb (MDiv ’16) and Torie Zeiner (MDiv ’20)!

They have been selected as Invested Faith Fellows for their work as social innovators addressing systemic issues of injustice while building sustainable financial models.


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Inside Wake Divinity: A Student's Perspective - THEN & NOW

With graduation quickly approaching, we gave students the opportunity to listen to interviews from their first week on campus and reflect on their Wake Div experience.
Wake Forest University School of Divinity Assistant Professor of Church History Charles Rivera was recently quoted in The Wall Street Journal. 

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Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from Wake Div!

In response to a significant increase in inquiries about fall enrollment, we're excited to introduce a new summer application deadline set for June 15th. 

Join us for an engaging virtual conversation titled "Why Theological Education and Why Wake Div?" on Thursday, May 2nd from 12pm to 12:30pm. Corey D. B. Walker, Dean of the School of Divinity, and Brittani D. Hunt, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Services, will offer invaluable insight into our programs and admissions process.

Register TODAY:

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