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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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Olivia Mercer is a dedicated senior majoring in Spanish and minoring in Secondary Education.

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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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What is housing like?

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Wake Forest guarantees housing for eight semesters to all undergraduates who are admitted as resident students. During the first year, roommates are assigned by the Office of Residence Life and Housing based upon a number of factors which indicate compatibility and common interests. After that, students choose their own roommate.

Wake Forest University currently has a three-year residency requirement. As of Fall 2013, junior students will be required to live in on-campus housing and only senior students will be eligible to live in off-campus housing.

First-year students typically live in the South campus residence halls, which are a short walk to classrooms, the library, the post office and bank, food and convenience stores.

Residence halls are coeducational by floor. Students may also apply for healthy living housing (no smoking or alcohol is permitted), which is available on a limited basis.

All rooms are equipped with beds, closet, desks, cable television connection, computer outlets and a Microfridge. Laundry facilities are available in or near all residence halls.

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In their own words...

Zahir Rahman

“At Wake Forest, if there is a will there is a way. As long as I really care about something and maintain an inner passion to see my vision fulfilled, I can and will do it.”

— Zahir Rahman ('10)