Important message regarding commencement parking and traffic

This message was sent May 14 on behalf of Executive Vice President Hof Milam to faculty and staff:

Dear Reynolda Campus Faculty and Staff:

Commencement is the highlight of our academic year.  It is a wonderful time for the campus community to come together and celebrate with graduating students and their families.  This year’s commencement ceremony will be held Monday, May 21, on Hearn Plaza, beginning at  9 a.m.

It is always important for us to be gracious hosts to our visitors and make sure their access to campus is as easy as possible.  To make this the best commencement experience possible for our graduates and guests, please observe the following guidelines:

–Faculty and staff should not attempt to park on campus prior to 1 p.m. on the day of commencement.  Passes, which have been issued to graduates and their families, will be required for all cars entering campus.

–Faculty and staff who need parking should park at the Joel Coliseum and ride the shuttle to campus.  Enter the coliseum parking lot via University Parkway or Deacon Boulevard and follow the signs to the parking area and the shuttle pickup point.  Shuttles will depart from the south side of the Joel Coliseum and run continuously throughout the day from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please note that parking will not be available at the football stadium.

–Faculty and staff may park on campus after 1 p.m.

–Reynolda Campus staff who do not have a direct commencement responsibility need not report for work until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, unless otherwise required by their department.

Please have your Wake Forest I.D. with you at all times on campus during commencement.

In case of rain, the commencement ceremony will be held at Joel Coliseum, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Parking on campus will not be affected if the ceremony is held at the coliseum.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Hof Milam
Executive Vice President