Honors & Awards Ceremony

During summer Commencement weekend, the Honors & Awards Ceremony recognizes the academic excellence of Wake students.

This Wake Forest tradition acknowledges and appreciates, in more detail, the academic excellence of students for their impressive achievements in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Students are recognized by faculty and staff mentors who worked closely with them during their academic tenure.

The honors and awards presented at the ceremony embodies thousands of hours of research, scholarship, collaboration, and critical thinking, as the wide range of talents and efforts of students and faculty alike.

I congratulate our talented students who have achieved remarkable accomplishments in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We celebrate your tireless dedication, countless hours of research, scholarship and critical thinking.

Anthony Marsh, 2023, Interim Dean of the College

These students have demonstrated intellectual leadership, contributed to the creation of new knowledge, expressed themselves creatively through different mediums, & produced strikingly original scholarship.

Michele Gillespie, 2022, Provost

2024 Important Information

May 19, 2024- Honors & Awards Ceremony

2024 Digital Program (live 5.17.24)

  • Presenter Information

    For Faculty/Administrators:

    Dress is business casual (no jeans/athletic shoes); regalia is not used at this event.

    Please bring any applicable award items with you to give to your awardees after the event.

    As you arrive at the event, please check in with a Marshall at the right entrance to Brendle Hall.

    Drinks not allowed on stage.

    Last, have a seat on the stage -chairs reserved in presentation order.

    Remember to bring your speaking part!

  • Attendee Information

    For Attendees (including Awardees):

    Dress is business casual.

    When you arrive at the event, please feel free to have a seat anywhere in the audience.

    For Awardees – Dress is business casual; cap and gown are not used at this event.

    When your name is called, simply stand to be recognized.

    After the event, feel free to see your presenter – they may have a physical award to give you.

    For Senior Orator – sit in the front row – family and friends are welcome to join you.

    When introduced, enter stage from your right (stage left).

    Bring a copy of your oration!

For Chairs, Directors, and Coordinators –

Mar 20, 2024 – Submissions 1st call

Submit Awards here (open 3.20.24):

May 1, 2024– Submissions Deadline