Commencement FAQs

Commencement FAQs

Please view the following answers for some of our most frequently asked questions regarding Commencement.

If you still have questions regarding Commencement or graduation, please contact the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

When is High School Commencement?

The 2023 High School Commencement is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

When is University Commencement?

The University Commencement for the Class of 2023 is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus

What time should guests arrive?

Families and friends of graduates should arrive 45 minutes to an hour prior to the commencement ceremony. Doors will open 40 minutes before the ceremony.

Will the ceremony be live-streamed?

Yes, both the high school and university ceremonies will be live-streamed. Live-stream links will be on the homepage the day of graduation. 

Where should I park?

Parking information for commencement can be found on the parking page.

How can I get accessibility accommodations?

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Scott Spencer at or 336-721-1945(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab).

Requests must be made within 72 business hours of the event. Be sure to include your name and contact information, so we may reach out to you.