Commencement and Hooding Ceremony

Congratulations Class of 2023

The Wake Forest School of Divinity looks forward to celebrating your accomplishments. The faculty, staff, and administration of Wake Forest University School of Divinity offers our deepest congratulations to the members of the Class of 2023. Each paper submitted, course completed, and requirement fulfilled was a communal endeavor, made possible by the prayers, support, and sacrifices of parents, partners, children, and communities of faith. We invite the Class of 2023, family and friends to join us in the following celebrations of this culminating moment.

Wake Divinity Commencement and Hooding Ceremony

Wake Divinity’s Commencement and the Hooding Ceremony will take place in Wait Chapel, on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University, on May 13, 2023 at 7 pm. Tickets and parking passes for the ceremony are not required. Captioned livestreams of all commencement events will be available at

Students should arrive by 6:15 on the steps of Wait Chapel for the class photo.

Hooding Ceremony Reception

A reception will be held in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall immediately following the ceremony.

Degree Conferring

The Degree Conferring Ceremony will take place during the Hooding Ceremony.

University Commencement Ceremony

The university’s commencement will be held on Monday, May 15 at 9:00am on Hearn Plaza.  Students received a link via email with the option to order Commencement tickets, Baccalaureate tickets and parking passes. For more information, visit the University’s Commencement page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I request a transcript?

Transcript requests are handled by the University Office of the Registrar here.

How can I check my bill?

Please reach out to Student Financial Services to check your student account. If you have an unpaid bill, the university will not issue a transcript or diploma.

How can I find out about alumni services?

Information and links on alumni services (e.g. alumni email and library access) are available here.

How can I make a contribution to the Third-Year Class Gift?

It’s easy to do, and you can give now OR postpone your gift by making a pledge. The class is asked to give a minimum of $20.23 to the Wake Forest Fund-School of Divinity or Divinity Internships. The goal is 100% participation for the Class of 2023! 

Who should I contact with further questions?

Please reach out to Mary Ellen Walter, Assistant Registrar in the Office of Academic Affairs, with any questions at