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THIS IS A PAST EVENT.

Senior Colloquium

The Senior Colloquium is a Wake Forest tradition. When Wake Forest Institute was founded in 1834 (with a class of just 16 young men!), all seniors were expected to speak at graduation. In the early 1880's, as student enrollment grew, ten students were selected as orators; all others wrote a thesis. In 1899, the number of speakers was reduced to eight; in 1909, to six; and in 1924, to four. In 1973, the Dean of the College reduced the number to three speakers. 

At the Colloquium, 10 students will be narrowed down to 3 and top winner.  Today, all three finalists will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Ceremony in the spring where the top orator will present their oration.

Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Special Events

Departments

Administrative, Dean of the College, Provost

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students

Website

https://college.wfu.edu/student-resou...

Hashtag

#Senior, Orations, Colloquium

Contact name

Sarah Frederick

Contact email

frederis@wfu.edu

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