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Media Advisory: Traffic detours planned during Wake Forest Commencement

By Cheryl V. Walker, walkercv@wfu.edu, 336-758-6073 and Kim McGrath, mcgratka@wfu.edu, 336-758-3209 Office of Communications and External Relations

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony Monday, May 20, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends around noon. Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour” will deliver Wake Forest’s 2013 commencement address on May 20 to more than 1,600 graduate and undergraduate students.

Commencement parking passes and commencement tickets are required to enter campus and attend the event.  Passes and tickets are reserved for graduates and their guests. Those without commencement parking passes will not be allowed to enter campus.

Traffic at the University’s Reynolda Road, Polo Road and University Parkway entrances is likely to be heavy. Anyone not attending the commencement ceremony should plan to take alternate routes around campus.

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About Wake Forest University:
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.
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