Online Information Sessions

Let’s Connect!

A liberal-arts education is about freedom. And we want to offer you the freedom to choose a number—or all!—of our online and in-person information sessions, featuring voices from throughout Wake Forest’s campus. Please take a look below for more information on our offerings.

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Connect Virtually

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

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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!

In-Person Presentation


Hear from an Admissions representative and get a comprehensive overview of Wake Forest, the Deacon details of our admissions process, and personal Wake Forest stories.

Distinctively Wake

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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.

Wake Forest’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to accessibility in our campus-visit experiences. If you need assistance with accessibility or have accessibility questions, please contact Dawn Calhoun at or 336.758.5201 at least three working days in advance of your visit. Thank you!

Upcoming Distinctively Wake Dates
There are no upcoming Distinctively Wake dates at this time.

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 Associate 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.

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Choose your own chapter.

Don’t have time to watch it all in one sitting? Do you prefer to view specific topics instead? No problem! Below, choose the chapter(s) in which you’re interested.

  • Chapter 1: Join Us at Wake Forest University!

    Dean of Admissions Karen Vargas and Associate 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

    University Provost Michele Gillespie explains our academic mission: to have classroom concepts meet real-world experience.

  • Chapter 3: Wake the Arts!

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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