Our Philosophy

Educating the Whole Person.

You’re more, so be more. It makes sense. More importantly, it takes sense. A sense of initiative, a sense of balance, humor and a healthy sense of adventure. And if you’re going to challenge yourself, there’s no sense in going halfway. What we don’t know will never inspire us. So go there. Try this. Mix it with that. Jump in with both feet and never be afraid to lose yourself in finding what you were meant to do.

Wake Forest students dance to raise money for cancer research in the annual Wake N Shake marathon

Student Life

Experience can be a great teacher and it’s here for the taking.

The Wake Forest Office of Personal and Career Development hosts an event

Professional Development

You may not know exactly where the path from college-to-career may lead, and that’s okay. We’re here to help.

Members of the Wake Forest community run laps around Hearn Plaza to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Fund for cancer research

Pro Humanitate

Life is better with a purpose. Enjoy finding it.

A view through the Interfaith Arch


We can learn a lot from each other.

Wake Forest construction staff work with students in the wood shop in the facilities management area. The students are taking classes in multimedia storytelling and social entrepreneurship.


Make your own path. Take it anywhere.

Wake Forest biology students work in the microscopy lab viewing flagellar parasites

Student Research

Knowledge was created to be applied. From your freshman year on, follow ideas wherever they lead.

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

Global Study

The world is yours. We’ll help you see more of it.

The Wake Forest Theatre production of Bertold Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Arts & Culture

Inspiration, expression and appreciation are always in.

The Wake Forest campus is decorated for the Thrive event


Balance isn’t a nice idea. It’s a necessity. We’ll show you how to find it, and keep it.

José Villalba, the Wake Forest Interim Chief Diversity Offer and professor of Counseling

Personal Attention

Learn from, and with, professors who also want to learn about you.

Wake Forest students participate in the Lighting of the Quad ceremony on Hearn Plaza


From global to local, be a part of something larger than yourself.

Call to Conversation