Media Advisory: Traffic detours planned during Wake Forest Commencement

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony Monday, May 18, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends around noon. Stephen Colbert, comedian and late night television host, will deliver Wake Forest University’s 2015 commencement address to nearly 1,900 graduates.

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. A livestream of the ceremony will be available at

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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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


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