Information Session & Campus Tour

We look forward to sharing Wake Forest with you!

From June 3-14, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., we will offer one-hour walking tours of the Wake Forest campus, led by one of our current WFU student tour guides.

An aerial view of the Wake Forest University campus

From June 17-August 9, join us for an information session and walking tour of the Wake Forest campus. This two hour visit experience will be offered Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Information sessions—where you will receive an overview of Wake Forest and the admissions process—will be held prior to the campus tours. The one-hour information sessions start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday, followed by the one-hour campus tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, Monday-Friday.

Wake Downtown

Wake Downtown does not offer guided tours during the summer; however, the building is available for self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There are materials at the lobby desk and QR codes throughout the building, which lead to videos and additional information about the courses and research taking place here. If you have questions during, or following, your self-guided tour, please feel free to stop by the administrative suite on the first floor to speak with a member of the Wake Downtown team.

Guided tours will resume in September.

Planning your visit

The majority of the tour will take place outside, so it is important that you check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately in case of inclement weather.

It’s best to register in advance. We accommodate walk-ins only as space allows—first come, first served—which is why it’s best to reserve your space now!

You can also take a take a self-guided tour to explore campus on your own or check out our virtual campus tour if you’re unable to visit Wake Forest in person.

Wake Downtown also offers a self-guided tour option Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., no registration necessary.

Finally, you can check out our live online information session, Distinctively Wake: a conversation where you can engage with Wake Forest University admissions representatives and a current student. 

We are delighted you will be visiting Wake Forest University and look forward to seeing you!

Things to know before you register

  • Please note, due to the possibility of changes in campus operations, the University may suspend tours. If this affects your visit, you will be notified by email. 
  • In the case of severe weather, we must suspend tours, and, in lieu of them, we will hold a Q&A session with student tour-guides in the Welcome Center auditorium.
  • Make sure you arrive on time. Our tours must stick to a tight schedule, so, unfortunately, if you are tardy, you will then be given a self-guided tour-book.
  • On our interactive campus map, you may view and learn more about the stops that will take place on your tour.

Before You Arrive on Campus

If you’re visiting from out-of-town and need a place to stay before or after your visit, here is a list of recommended hotels that are close to campus.

If you have any questions or concerns in advance, you may contact us at 336.758.5201 or prior to your arrival to campus.

If using Google to get here, please be sure to search for the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Walking Tour Guidebook Cover

Visitors may always visit campus to take a self-guided tour. Stop by the Porter Byrum Welcome Center to pick up a self-guided tour book or download it below.

We look forward to welcoming you!

If you like what you experience, please be sure to add yourself to our mailing list. We’ll keep you updated!

Wake Downtown Tours

Wake Downtown does not offer guided tours during the summer; however, the building is available for self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Guided tours will resume in September.

Come visit Wake Downtown, home to Biochemistry, Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Medicinal Chemistry!

Campus Visit FAQs

Reserve Your Spot

Ready to experience the Wake Forest difference? Schedule your visit today!

The Details

Campus tours and information sessions will be offered at the following times:

June 3 – 14

  • Student-led walking tours of campus only, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

June 17 – August 9

  • Information sessions followed by student-led walking tours of campus, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Porter Byrum Welcome Center

P.O. Box 7305 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

  • Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Saturday: CLOSED*
  • Sunday: CLOSED*

We are closed during all major holidays.

* Self-guided tours are available during this time. On weekends, self-guided tour-books and maps are available in boxes directly outside the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.

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