Traffic detours planned during WFU commencement

By Sarah Mansell
May 14, 2004

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony on Monday, May 17, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends around noon. U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell is scheduled to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree during the ceremony.

Commencement parking passes and commencement tickets are required to enter campus and attend the event. Passes and tickets are reserved for graduates, guests, faculty and commencement staff. Those without a commencement parking pass will not be allowed to enter campus.

Traffic at the universityıs three entrances — Reynolda Road, Polo Road and University Parkway ‹ is likely to be heavy. Anyone not attending the commencement ceremony should plan to take alternate routes around campus.

Parking on campus is limited on commencement morning. Anyone attending commencement is encouraged to use the universityıs shuttle service, which will provide continuous transportation to and from parking lots at Groves Stadium from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

University employees are encouraged to park in the Groves Stadium parking lots and use the shuttle service. A commencement ticket or university identification will be required to ride the shuttles.

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