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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.

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Wake Foresters support Nepal

Anthropology students who conducted research in Besisahar, Nepal, located only a couple of miles from the epicenter of the earthquake that devastated the region on April 25, are leading relief efforts in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

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Hoda on humor and happiness

Hoda Kotb, Today Show co-host, shared career and personal experiences, offering nuggets of wisdom that appealed to everyone in the Wait Chapel audience, from graduating seniors to community book clubs.

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Commencement 2015



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

About the University

Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.

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