See the Forest. And the Trees.
You’re looking into colleges! It’s exciting, taking in the stories of new places. We hope this page will operate as a small collection of moments unique to Wake Forest, a collection you can visit as often as you’d like.
Now enjoy the story of Wake Forest University. It’s a good one.
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Forest!
See what makes Wake Forest so special.
There’s no question you have questions. We have the answers.
Assistant Dean of Admissions Thomas Ray (‘13) gives you an idea of what your academic journey – requirements, options and experiences – will be like. Your mileage may vary, but both the roadmap and destination will be exciting.
Financial Aid FAQs
Associate Director of Financial Aid Tom Benza (MA ’12) helps navigate the often complex world of scholarships, loans and family contributions and how they all come together. This is the place to look for clarification about financial aid.
More Than a Classroom
Wake Forest is proud of our willingness to interrogate limits, to push ourselves toward discovery.
A Day in the Life
Check out a day in the life of our Wake Forest professors and students, who work together daily to meet the world’s needs.
Inside the ZSR Library
Our Z. Smith Reynolds library is the winner of the national Association of College & Research Libraries “Excellence in Academic Libraries” Award — no mean feat. See why here.
What better way to experience the grittiness and the ideals of American politics than with students called Demon Deacons?
A View with a Room
Here’s your chance to step across a virtual threshold into Wake Forest’s residence life and housing – so that one day you might step across the actual threshold, into a world of possibility.
Angelou Residence Hall
Angelou Residence Hall is home to first-year students in a co-ed corridor-style layout with a classroom, media/game room, lounge/break rooms with kitchens, study rooms and a recreation lounge.
All about the Eats
With apologies to Shakespeare, quiet meals make ill digestions. At Wake Forest, we offer dining spaces where students can meet, eat and talk.
Outside the Classroom
We have a variety of ways for students to feel connected outside of the classroom. Our goal: to assist our students in leading healthy, balanced and fulfilling lives.
Wellbeing at Wake Forest
Wellbeing has a host of meanings, and we want you to consider all of them – from the physical to the emotional to the intellectual to the social and beyond – so that you may actualize your full potential. See the environment we’ve created at our Wellbeing Center.
Personal & Career Development
Most of us need a job, and Wake Forest will help you achieve that – 98% of the Class of 2018 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation – but also much more: we’ll help you find a context in which you may do your best work.
- WFU recognized for exemplary personal and career development
- Celebrating 10 years: WFU leads career development into the next decade
The Crowd Goes Wild!
The smallest school in the Atlantic Coast Conference – or any of the NCAA’s top five conferences, for that matter – has the biggest heart: Demon Deacon pride is strong.
We have hundreds of organizations for you to join. And infinite ways for you to be involved. Welcome to student activities at Wake Forest.
Call to Conversation
We regularly gather our students in Calls to Conversation: small groups around dinner tables in faculty and administrators’ homes – to talk and listen, share a meal and discuss serious topics, explore differences and build connections.
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.
Wake Forest students prepare and deliver hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to food-insecure Winston-Salem residents.
A community-building event that brings students from local schools and after-school agencies to campus for a fun, Halloween-themed event!
Hit the Bricks
A Wake Forest tradition that unites the campus in raising money to find a cure for cancer
Wake ‘n’ Shake
Putting on our dancing shoes to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund
Where to Start
Let’s start with your getting to know us – and our getting to know you. Through application questions and optional personal interviews, we’ll want to know about your talents and accomplishments, your thoughts and ideas, your motivations. And we hope you’ll ask questions of us too.