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Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert offered the perfect advice for the Class of 2015. “Do yourself a favor: Be an easy grader. Score yourself on a curve. Give yourself extra credit.”

The Marbach triplets at age three (From L-R: John, Melanie and Megan)

Graduation trifecta for parents of triplets

What happens when triplets graduate from three different universities in three different states on three consecutive days? For Wake Forest parents John Marbach and Sherry Pressler, this weekend is going to be one wild ride.


A new Commencement tradition

For more than 40 years, the raising of the Commencement stage and a tent cover on the Quad have been a treasured part of graduation. This year, the University has updated and refined the experience for graduates and their guests.

Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest's Commencement address on May 18, 2015. Jonathan L. Walton will be the Baccalaureate speaker.

Comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver WFU’s 2015 commencement address

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver WFU’s commencement address on May 18. Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University will deliver the baccalaureate speech.


‘Show what you are made of’

It was the commencement ceremony the entire country was watching. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addresses the Class of 2014 and members of more than 30 media organizations less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.

Elizabeth Jay ('14)

Finishing strong

It was on a two-week summer road trip with her mom that Elizabeth Jay (’14) entered the gates of Wake Forest for the first time. Like so many, as soon as they stepped onto campus, they realized Wake Forest was the perfect school for Elizabeth. “In a rare mother-daughter moment, we completely agreed,” commented the […]


Abramson to speak at Commencement

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the Commencement address on Monday, May 19. Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the Baccalaureate speaker.


Meet the Class of 2014

Meet 14 graduates inspired by their experiences at Wake Forest to lead lives that matter.

John Winslow ('13) holds his great grandfather's 1913 yearbook.

Century links generations of grads

John Burnley Winslow’s graduation present is a 1913 Wake Forest yearbook. When Winslow walks across the stage to get his diploma, it will be exactly 100 years after his great grandfather Albert Rufus Phillips earned his Wake Forest degree in May of 1913.


Ifill to speak at Commencement

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 Monday, May 20. Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will speak at Baccalaureate.