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Hello from WFU Alum and Assistant Dean of Admissions Cesar Grisales

Hello, everyone! My name is Cesar Grisales, and I’m an Assistant Dean of Admissions here in our Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Just wanted to pop in to introduce myself as we all gear up for another year of meeting and enrolling amazing students. I started at Wake Forest in 2015 as a first-generation, first-year student […]

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Update on Vaccination Requirements

As fall break nears, we write to provide an update with regard to vaccine requirements for students, faculty, and staff. The University continues to shift out of emergency operations and into embedded policies and practices that support campus health. Given this context, we are adjusting our COVID-19 policies accordingly.  Moving forward, incoming students (except those […]

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Faculty Fellows, WFU, and You!

How’d you like to have an economist, a linguist, a biophysicist, and a choreographer visit your residence hall weekly? That’s what Wake Forest University’s Faculty Fellows program provides. So that you may be enlightened even when outside the classroom, Faculty Fellows gives you regular access to professors – specifically, at least three faculty members per […]

Global Wake Forest

Studying abroad is a dream, and Wake Forest will help you to make it a reality. Most Wake Forest students choose to study abroad/away. In fact, 80% of our undergraduates have an academic study-abroad experience. This number is among the highest in the nation and puts us perennially in the Top Five for study-abroad participation. […]

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The Words of Dr. King at Wake Forest

Just a few months after Wake Forest College admitted its first Black student, the college invited the first Black speaker to campus – The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. The year was 1962. But it wasn’t for another 30 years that a recording of Dr. King’s speech was uncovered by an instructor and researcher […]

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Black History Month

February 23, 1960: eleven Black students from Winston-Salem State Teachers College are joined by ten white students from Wake Forest University to protest segregation at lunch counters in North Carolina. Police arrest them that day and take them to jail. This is part of the beginning of the sit-in movement that would sweep the South and lead […]

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A fundamental truth that we look to pass on here at Wake Forest University, a 5,200-undergraduate, test-optional, liberal-arts school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, 45 majors, and 60 minors: We need a diversity of perspectives and experiences to be a whole, and growing, person. To represent this truth at this time […]

Your Best Work

Most of us need a job, and Wake Forest will help you achieve that – (over the last nine years, an average of 96% of our graduates were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation) – but also much more: we’ll help you find a context in which you may do your […]

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Dr. Susan R. Wente selected as Wake Forest’s 14th President

Dear Wake Forest community, Thank you to so many of you who have contributed to Wake Forest’s search for its 14th president. On behalf of the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that we have invited Susan R. Wente to be our next president. Dr. Wente, who currently serves […]

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A Message from President Hatch

Dear Wake Forest community, Once again, we have seen our fellow human beings killed. George Floyd, Steven Taylor, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery did not have to die. Their deaths have caused grief, anger, frustration, fear and hopelessness for many. Because of the deep effects of systemic racism, our country is once again trying to […]

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