Explore the Forest!

Experience Wake Forest.

You’re looking into colleges. It’s exciting, taking in the stories of new places.

And at Wake Forest, we have lots of good stories to share, so we hope you’ll get to know us. Explore the topics below that interest you, and, when you’re ready, learn everything you need to know to begin your application.

We look forward to hearing your stories too.


It’s a Beautiful Day in the Forest!

Mother Nature does some of her best work here. See what makes Wake Forest so special.

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Wake Forest, Deacon-structed

We hope the following will operate as a small collection of moments unique to Wake Forest, a collection you can visit as often as you’d like! To learn even more, we encourage you to submit a request-for-information form so we may stay in touch and to check out our From the Forest blog to stay up-to-date on what’s happening here.


The sun peeks through trees over Johnson Residence Hall

Living on Campus

More than a dozen residence halls, student apartments, and houses mean on-campus living can be as varied as you’d like throughout your years at Wake.

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The Wake Forest Club Climbing Team

Student Life

Your experience at Wake Forest extends beyond the classroom with resources to help you reach your full potential, through wellbeing, personal and career development.

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The Reynolda Fresh Food Company, affectionately known on campus as “The Pit

Campus Dining

Dining on campus is about more than the food, but you’ll enjoy that too! Friends, classmates, and professors gather together in our dining halls spread throughout campus.

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The Wake Forest dance company holds the final dress rehearsal for the Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Dance Concert on the Tedford Stage in Scales Fine Arts Center

Arts & Culture

You’ll find dance recitals, faculty-directed plays and musicals, as well as student-written and -directed productions, and several guest performances each year.

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Wake Forest students meet recruiters at the annual career fair, sponsored by OPCD

Career Services

Your journey at Wake Forest includes individualized help answering the question: “What’s next?” The Office of Personal and Career Development, OPCD, offers everything from self-assessments to career coaching.

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Wake Women's Soccer

Athletics & Recreation

The smallest school in the Atlantic Coast Conference — or any of the NCAA’s top five conferences, for that matter — has the biggest heart. And most of our students participate in intramural sports, ranging from basketball to inner tube water polo.

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New Wake Forest students attend the Playfair meet and greet event late at night on the first day of orientation

Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Intercultural Center foster a campus community that assures our increasingly diverse population receives equitable treatment.

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Wake Forest students raise money for cancer research during Wake n Shake, a 12 hour dance marathon in the Sutton Center gym

Pro Humanitate

It’s the lesson we most hope you take away from your years at Wake Forest: Pro Humanitate, our university’s motto, which means “for humanity.”

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The Wake Forest residential study abroad program at Casa Artom, in Venice, Italy

Global Experience

Five of every eight Wake Forest graduates study abroad at some point, and the vast majority of them receive academic credit in the process.

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