Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Instead of a typical in-person ceremony, Wake Tech’s graduation will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. The college is planning a pre-recorded event, complete with graduate photos and video speeches. The recorded ceremony will be released for viewing on July 25.

Will my name still be called?

Yes. We have professional name-callers that will announce each student just like they would be announced at the ceremony.

Do I have to log in at a certain time to view the virtual ceremony?

The ceremony will be available to view on Saturday, July 25th. This video will be available for several months after July 25th.

Will Wake Tech help me know what to do for the virtual ceremony?

All students that ordered their regalia will receive an email from Wake Tech with additional information about participating in the virtual ceremony. The email will be sent to the email address you provided when you ordered your regalia.

Can I get a program of the ceremony?

Yes. A PDF will be made available for all graduates and their families.

When will I receive my cap and gown?

Graduates that ordered their cap and gown during the original ordering timeframe will receive their caps and gowns by June 1, 2020. Cap and gown orders will be mailed directly from Herff Jones to the address graduates listed when they completed their order. Please refer to your order confirmation for more information.

If I don't want to participate in the virtual ceremony, can I return my regalia for a refund?

Graduates that would like to request a refund will need to work with Herff Jones directly. Please refer to your order confirmation from Herff Jones for more information. Please Note: Graduates that return their cap and gown will not be eligible to participate in the virtual ceremony.

Will I be able to walk in the fall ceremony?

We are in the process of working on additional options for students that were unable to cross the stage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once a final decision is made, we will update our graduation webpage and social media account. Please check graduation.waketech.edu frequently for updates. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at WTCCRegistrar.

Do I have to watch the full video to see my graduate?

No, graduates will be searchable by name or program.

When will I receive my PTK/Honors cords?

It is our intention to mail Phi Theta Kappa cords/stoles via Fed-Ex in early June to allow graduates to display their PTK honors in their virtual graduation photos. Graduates that are members of other honor societies will need to reach out to the appropriate office. For a list of additional honor societies contact pages, please visit: https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-student-records/graduation/details.


When will my degree/certificate/diploma be mailed?

It is our intention to mail all completed credentials for the spring 2020 semester in late July. Summer 2020 graduates can expect to receive their credentials in late September. Please note: credentials cannot be mailed to students that have holds on their account.