Information Sessions

Let’s Connect!

Wake Forest builds connections, shares ideas, and fosters communication. Toward that end, we offer opportunities, both virtual – Distinctively Wake, Dean’s Corner, and The International Hour – and in-person – student-led campus tours and on-campus information sessions – to connect with you, and we hope you’ll join us in the dialogue.

Which Should I Choose?

Learn more about the different ways you can connect with us below, and choose the ones that are right for you!

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Connect Virtually

Our live virtual information sessions will help you understand how you may actualize your potential at Wake Forest.

In-Person Presentation

On-Campus

We are pleased to offer on-campus information sessions followed by walking tours led by student guides this fall.

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Watch Online

With our information-session video, we offer insiders’ looks at Wake Forest University, where we demystify our argot and our approach. We hope you’ll join us!

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Distinctively Wake

We want to have a conversation with you.

Our live online session is a conversation where you can engage with Wake Forest University admissions representatives and a current student. We’ll share what makes Wake Forest distinctive, tell you about the application process, and give you the opportunity to ask us questions through the chat feature.

Each session will last approximately 45 minutes.


Upcoming Session Date Time
Thursday, September 23 4 p.m. ET
Tuesday, September 28 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, October 5 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 14 4 p.m. ET
Tuesday, October 19 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 28 4 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 2 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, November 11 4 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 16 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 2 4 p.m. ET

 
If you need accommodations for an event, please contact Dawn Calhoun at calhoude@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.5177 five business days in advance.

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Ironwork on campus near Manchester Hall, on the campus of Wake Forest University

Ironwork on campus near Manchester Hall, on the campus of Wake Forest University


Dean’s Corner

There’s no question you have questions. We have the answers. Dean’s Corner is hosted by the Dean of Admissions, Karen Vargas, who will address a topic of the month, on the first Thursday of each month. You’ll be able to submit your question for the topic of the month when you register; then, we’ll answer them for you and take questions live through the chat feature.

Each session takes place at 3 p.m (ET) and will last approximately 30 minutes.


Upcoming Session Date Topic
Thursday, October 7 Top 10 Things to know about Financial Aid at Wake Forest with Tom Benza
Thursday, November 4 Merit-Based Aid and Scholarships with Paul Gauthier

 
If you need accommodations for an event, please contact Dawn Calhoun at calhoude@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.5177 five business days in advance.

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Karen Vargas, Dean of Admissions

Karen Vargas, Dean of Admissions


The International Hour

If you’re a student from outside the United States, please consider joining us to discuss any questions you might have with Niki McInteer, our Associate Dean of Admissions who works specifically with international applicants. This session is not a structured presentation. Instead, we’re hoping that you will come ready to engage with the Office of Admissions to learn more about Wake Forest from an international perspective.


Upcoming Session Date Time
Thursday, September 30 8 a.m. ET
Thursday, October 14 8 a.m. ET
Thursday, October 28 8 a.m. ET
Thursday, November 11 8 a.m. ET
Thursday, December 9 8 a.m. ET

 
If you have specific questions about applying as an applicant from abroad, this is the space to find answers.

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Wake Forest students celebrate Holi, the ancient Hindu festival of color, on Manchester Plaza.


On-Campus Information Sessions

You can choose between a morning or afternoon session and tour on Mondays and Fridays.

The morning information session will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a campus tour led by a guide at 11 a.m. The information session and tour is repeated at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

Student-led tours – without the information session – will be offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Information Session with Student-Led Tour

Days Information Session Time Tour Time
Monday and Friday 10 a.m. 11 a.m.
2 p.m. 3 p.m.

Student-Led Tours Only

Days Tour Time
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11 a.m.
3 p.m.

We encourage visitors to register in advance. We are able to accommodate walk-ins as space allows – on a first-come, first-served basis – but we can’t guarantee a space, which is why it’s best to register.


Please note, due to the possibility of changes in campus operations, the University may suspend information sessions and tours. If this affects your visit, you will be notified by email.


We are delighted you will be visiting Wake Forest University! We look forward to seeing you!

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Wake Forest students walk past historic Reynolds Gym, on the campus of Wake Forest University

Wake Forest students walk past historic Reynolds Gym, on the campus of Wake Forest University.


For Your Information…

Curiosity can’t be contained in a Welcome Center, so we’ve brought insider knowledge of Wake Forest to this virtual space. Dean of Admissions Karen Vargas and Assistant Dean of Admissions Thomas Ray, along with a host of administrators from throughout Wake Forest’s campus, are here with a veritable factstravaganza – to give you the answers you need.

Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 30 minutes

Choose Your Own Chapter

We’ve broken the information session video into chapters below. You may start watching at the beginning or choose what chapters most interest you. The choice is yours!

WFU at a Glance  Facts icon

  • Founded: 1834
  • Type: Private
  • School colors: Old Gold & Black
  • Campus size: 340 acres
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,441
  • Ethnic diversity: 30%
  • Chapter 1: Join Us at Wake Forest University!

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 2 minutes

    Dean of Admissions Karen Vargas and Assistant Dean Thomas Ray welcome you to Wake Forest University and tell you how Wake Forest prepares you to live a life of meaning and purpose.

  • Chapter 2: Engaged Liberal Arts

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 3 minutes

    Dean of Wake Forest’s College of Arts and Sciences Michele Gillespie explains our academic mission: to have classroom concepts meet real-world experience.

  • Chapter 3: Wake the Arts!

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 5 minutes

    Associate Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Christina Soriano can’t wait to share with you the transformative power of the arts at Wake Forest!

  • Chapter 4: The School of Business

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 5 minutes

    Wake Forest University’s undergraduate business program in the School of Business is ranked Number 13 nationally. Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Business Program Kenny Herbst tells you what makes it so great.

  • Chapter 5: Wake Downtown

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 3 minutes

    Founding chair and professor of the School of Engineering Olga Pierrakos shares how and why Wake Downtown’s faculty, staff, and students view engineering and the biomedical sciences as science, as art, as innovation, and as a humanistic experience.

  • Chapter 6: Study Abroad

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 2 minutes

    Deans Vargas and Ray illuminate how Wake Forest’s unrivaled study-abroad programs allow time for scholarly pursuits – but also the experiential sort, allowing time to wander, explore, and discover.

  • Chapter 7: Personal and Career Development

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 2 minutes

    Vice-President for Innovation and Career Development Andy Chan lays out how Wake Forest’s Office for Personal and Career Development (OPCD) has achieved a remarkable feat: our employment and graduate-school numbers within six months of graduation.

  • Chapter 8: Financial Aid

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 4 minutes

    Wake Forest is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need with a combination of grants, scholarships, work study, and loans. Dean Vargas elaborates on this unique facet of Wake Forest.

  • Chapter 9: Diversity and Inclusion

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 4 minutes

    Vice-President for Diversity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer José Villalba expands on how the work of diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Wake Forest’s motto, Pro Humanitate.

  • Chapter 10: Athletics

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 5 minutes

    Director of Athletics John Currie shows his school pride, in how Wake Forest proudly competes in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference – and in how all of our students get involved in our holistic approach to physical wellbeing.

  • Chapter 11: A Remarkable Place

    Clock iconTime needed to watch: About 1 minute

    We trust, if you visit us, whether on campus or online, you will see – this is a remarkable place. Thank you for joining us.


What’s Next?

At Wake Forest University, we value initiative. We’re excited to offer you this page to point you to what’s next – as a way for you to start planning ahead.

Where to Start

Let’s start with your getting to know us – and our getting to know you. Through application questions, optional personal interviews, or optional video submissions, we’ll want to know about your talents and accomplishments, your thoughts and ideas, your motivations.

The stone arch to Hearn Plaza, on the campus of Wake Forest University

Class of 2026 Resources

Our goal for this space: to break down – to Deacon-struct, if you will! – the admissions process. We want to give you all the information you’ll need to experience Wake Forest.

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