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Welcome to Wake Forest

From Martha Allman, director of undergraduate admissions.

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Mother, So Dear

See the people and places of Wake Forest.

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Brandi Bugg is a conscientious senior double majoring in Political Science and Sociology.

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Just the Facts

Get the facts about Wake Forest, including info on the SAT, financial aid, housing, the student body, student-faculty ratio, majors and minors and more.

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Campus Dining

Wake Forest offers students a variety of dining choices featuring diverse menus and venues, from grab-and-go items to buffet meals and table-service dining. All resident students must purchase one of several dining-plan options.

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The Fresh Food Company, Reynolda Hall

Also known as "The Pit" (not for its food, but for its location on the lowest level of Reynolda Hall), enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from home-style favorites, rotisserie items, sandwiches, fresh salads, pastas, Italian dishes, international meals, homemade desserts and more.

The Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall

Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet, prepared by the Executive Catering Chef, in a more formal atmosphere.

Benson University Center

Sit down or grab something to go from Benson's Food Court. Favorites include Chick-Fil-A; Moe's Southwest Grill; Forest Greens where you can build your own salad or choose from prepared specialty salads; Smoothies, milkshakes, micro blasts and energy snacks are also available; Take Two, made to order grilled items and delicious deli sandwiches; and the Grab n' Go Store, featuring convenience items, sushi, salads, sandwiches, parfaits, beverages and more.

Shorty's, Benson Center

Shorty's is a Wake Forest tradition since Shorty Joyner's restaurant started serving students on the Old Campus starting in 1916. Shorty's offers a restaurant experience without leaving campus. Enjoy table-service dining and new menu offerings.

Subway, Hearn Plaza (The Quad)

Eat fresh and enjoy the convenience of all your favorite Subway foods right here on campus.

Starbucks, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Stop by to enjoy all of your favorite Starbucks beverages and foods. This location is sure to grab your attention for relaxing, visiting and studying with its community-friendly space inside the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Campus Grounds, Taylor Residence Hall

Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza, stop by to enjoy Java City coffee and bakery items at this student-run gathering place.

Campus Convenience Stores

Offer snacks, beverages, grocery items, frozen foods, natural and organic products, and personal care items.

In their own words...

Amanda Finney

“In order to succeed in life, you must surround yourself with the right people that will encourage you and help you to give your all. I believe that Wake has the perfect atmosphere to do this.”

— Amanda Finney ('13)