Pro Humanitate

“For Humanity”

Pro Humanitate is Wake Forest’s motto, which translates as “for humanity.” It may also be interpreted as “for civilization.” Or “for kindness.”

Multiple meanings, but it results in specific, concrete acts. Here are a few.

Hit the Bricks

A Wake Forest tradition that unites the campus in raising money to find a cure for cancer.

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Wake ‘n’ Shake

Putting on our dancing shoes to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund.

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Wake Forest students prepare and deliver hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to food-insecure Winston-Salem residents.

Project Pumpkin

A community-building event that brings students from local schools and after-school agencies to campus for a fun, Halloween-themed event!

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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.

Key Dates to Remember

Interviews The option to interview with us is only offered after you have applied.
Distinctively Wake Tuesdays and Thursdays (alternating)
Dean’s Corner Monthly
The International Hour Thursdays
Early Decision I Deadline: November 15
Merit-Based Scholarship Deadline: November 15
Early Decision II Deadline: January 1
Regular Decision Deadline: January 1