Bottom Line, Up Front:
- Masks and social distancing requirements remain in effect for all indoor Commencement activities.
- At the outdoor undergraduate celebration at Truist Field, masks will be encouraged but optional. Social distancing requirements remain.
Dear Class of 2021,
We received yesterday’s updated guidance from the CDC with great excitement. The effectiveness of the vaccines is going to make it possible for individuals to return to normal behavior sooner than we dared to hope. This afternoon, Governor Cooper announced changes to the Executive Order for North Carolina that will go into effect immediately, including eliminating restrictions on gathering sizes and requirements for social distancing and eliminating the requirement for masks in some settings.
Based on guidance from public health experts specific to our situation, we will not make changes to indoor Commencement activities. We will still require masks and social distancing during the diploma and hooding ceremonies at the Coliseum.
At the outdoor undergraduate celebration at Truist Field, masks will be encouraged but optional, and social distancing requirements remain.
Because of the size of the crowds traveling from all over the world, and without knowing the vaccination status of attendees before our planned events, these measures are necessary to protect those who are not yet vaccinated and those with health conditions who planned to attend based on established protocols.
We ask for your cooperation and your help to share this information with your guests.
On campus, the University’s mask and social distancing requirements remain in place this weekend and during move-out activities.
We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments with you and your families!
— Wake Forest Commencement Office