Media Advisory: Wake Forest 2013 Commencement ceremony

Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony remains on schedule to be held outside on Hearn Plaza at 9 a.m. Monday, May 20.

Weather forecasts currently call for a possibility of light, scattered showers in this area on Monday morning. Severe weather is not expected, according to multiple local meteorologists the University has consulted.

If plans change due to unexpected severe weather, the University will inform local news media, place information prominently on the University’s website ( and send an email message to graduates by 7 a.m. Monday.

Because the ground is expected to be wet and showers may be in the area, the University encourages everyone attending to dress accordingly. Some may want to bring a raincoat, plastic poncho or hat to wear, as well as shoes appropriate for damp ground. Open umbrellas during the ceremony are strongly discouraged.

Live streaming is planned for the commencement ceremony at The live stream also will be broadcast on the University’s cable TV channel and can be seen in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center.

Additional details on commencement weekend are available at


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

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