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Student-Led Walking Tours

Join us for a 60-minute outdoor walking tour of Wake Forest University, led by one of our current Wake Forest student tour guides!

Tours are offered at 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We encourage visitors to register in advance for a tour. We are able to accommodate walk-ins as space allows – on a first-come, first-served basis – but we can’t guarantee a space, which is why it’s best to register.

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

Things to Know before You Register

  • The walking tour is limited to outdoor spaces only at this time.
  • Please 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 can view and learn more about the stops that will take place on your tour.

Reserve Your Spot!


Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Walking Tour Guidebook CoverVisitors are allowed to 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!

Download the Self-Guided Tour Book (PDF)


Before You Arrive on Campus

The health and safety of our visitors, students, and staff is our highest priority. The following information will be helpful to know prior to your visit:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask while on campus.
  • For those with specific health concerns, all participants of the 3 p.m. tour will be required to wear a mask throughout the tour.
  • Any individual who enters the Welcome Center after 2 p.m. will be required to wear a mask.
  • The tours will take you around campus. You will remain outside the buildings but learn about them.
  • You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the tour.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at 336.758.5201 or admissions@nullwfu.edu prior to your arrival on campus. We look forward to welcoming you!


    FAQs

  • What can I expect on the tour?

    Student-led walking tours will be led by a current WFU student and will last approximately 60 minutes. They will take you around and teach you about our beautiful campus, welcoming community, and academic rigor. The tour route will not include any indoor building access; however, visitors may return to campus once the tour is complete to view areas of interest (as building access allows).

  • How many guests can I bring?

    You may bring up to four guests on a Wake Forest student-led tour.

  • Will the tour include a residence hall?

    The tour will take you around campus but not into residence halls. You will remain outside the buildings but learn about them. You may conduct a virtual tour of many of our residence halls on the Residence Life and Housing website.

  • Will I be able to talk to any faculty or other Wake Forest staff while I'm there?

    You may speak with faculty and staff, but you would need to arrange that discussion in advance by contacting the academic department and/or program individually, to see who is available on the date you are visiting.

  • What if I need to cancel my reservation?

    You may cancel a reservation through your interview-confirmation email, but, if you experience any difficulties doing so, please simply call 336.758.5201 or email admissions@wfu.edu prior to your arrival on campus.

  • What other Admissions or visit options are available?

    At Wake Forest University, you’ll find maps around our beautiful campus; you can be sure that we are here to guide you!

    But while maps are helpful, they can also impose grids on the flows of experience. They can be inadequate when it comes to revealing the truth and beauty of a place –

    – which is precisely why we’re happy to offer multiple ways for you to experience Wake Forest:

    via student-led, self-guided and virtual campus tours and/or live virtual information sessions.

    We want you to know us as fully as you can, just as we – as a test-optional university for more than a decade – want to know you as fully as we can, beyond the representation given by only numbers.

    We look forward to welcoming you through any of the options offered above.

    More than anything, we want you to map out your future – while also staying open to new discoveries.

Porter Byrum Welcome Center Information

PO 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.

If entering the Welcome Center after 2 p.m., you must wear a mask.

Questions? You can reach us at:

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