Susan R. Wente will be inaugurated as Wake Forest University’s 14th president at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
The inauguration ceremony will be held in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest campus. The formal installation ceremony will include University Trustees, delegates from higher education institutions, government officials, alumni, faculty, staff, students and other guests. Wake Forest faculty and invited delegates will process into the chapel wearing academic regalia. Wente will present an inaugural address following formal greetings delivered by speakers including Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson.
Media planning to attend the March 25 ceremony should arrive no later than 2 p.m. The event is not open to the public.
Parking will be reserved for media in Parking Lot P, adjacent to Wait Chapel. See the campus map.
Pick up media credentials between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in front of the College Bookstore (located to the left of the main entrance to Wait Chapel).
Seats will be reserved for media in the first row of the balcony on the left side of Wait Chapel. Cameras can be set up in the stairway landings on the left side of the chapel near the reserved seating area.
To view the ceremony online, streaming video of the event will be available live on Wake Forest’s inauguration website here.