Welcome to Wake Forest University! We’re a 5,400-undergraduate, test-optional, liberal-arts school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, 45 majors, and 60 minors. During this tour, we’ll take you inside residence halls, dining halls, and classrooms – but we’ll also tell you what happens outside the classroom. We’re here to help you learn what gives this place its character.
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The full campus tour has been broken out by chapters below. You can start watching at the beginning or choose what chapters you’re interested in. The choice is yours!
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- Chapter 1: Welcome to Wake Forest!
- Chapter 2: Scales Fine Arts Center
- Chapter 3: Taylor Residence Hall, the Arch
- Chapter 4: Wait Chapel
- Chapter 5: Magnolia & Dogwood Residence Halls, North Dining Hall
- Chapter 6: Farrell Hall, The School of Business
- Chapter 7: Wake Forest Graduate Schools
- Chapter 8: Campus Safety
- Chapter 9: Wake Forest Athletics
- Chapter 10: The Wellbeing Center
- Chapter 11: Kitchin Residence Hall & Campus Kitchen
- Chapter 12: Reynolda Hall
- Chapter 13: Manchester Plaza
- Chapter 14: Academic Buildings
- Chapter 15: Angelou Residence Hall
- Chapter 16: Tribble Hall
- Chapter 17: Benson University Center
- Chapter 18: Z. Smith Reynolds Library
- Chapter 19: Olin Physical Laboratory, Winston and Salem Halls
- Chapter 20: Wake Downtown
- Chapter 21: Winston-Salem, NC
- Chapter 22: Thank You for Visiting!
Welcome to Wake Forest!
Meet Buck, Alicia, Imoh, and Bijan as they tour you around campus and share with you the new ideas, perspectives, and experiences Wake Forest offers.
Scales Fine Arts Center
The hub of our campus’ rich arts culture, Scales includes an art gallery, a recital hall, a dance studio, a main stage theatre, a theatre-in-the round, and a host of visual-art studios.
Taylor Residence Hall, the Arch
As in all our residence halls, there’s a little something for everyone. Except this one has the coffee. Please don’t forget that.
Our campus’ centerpiece, Wait Chapel, sits on the Quad. This is where you’ll experience celebratory traditions, philanthropic events, and academic milestones.
Magnolia & Dogwood Residence Halls, North Dining Hall
These residence halls are equipped with top-shelf technology and include spaces for group meetings. Next to them is our nationally recognized North Campus Dining Hall.
Farrell Hall, The School of Business
Farrell Hall is home to the School of Business, including our undergraduate business program. We offer majors in Business and Enterprise Management, Accounting, and Finance.
Wake Forest Graduate Schools
The law school and our other graduate programs – except one – are located on campus. Wake Forest’s School of Medicine is just a few miles away in downtown Winston-Salem.
Campus is gated, the residence halls can be accessed only with a Wake Forest identification card, and the university provides its students with a shuttle system.
Wake Forest Athletics
Our passionate student fans have helped the Division I Demon Deacons to national prominence in the nation’s toughest conference: the ACC!
The Wellbeing Center
The Wellbeing Center is home to Campus Recreation. About 90 percent of undergraduates participate in at least one intramural team or individual sport.
Kitchin Residence Hall & Campus Kitchen
Campus Kitchen is student-run, preparing more than 10,000 meals a year for the local community and creating service opportunities with local non-profit organizations.
Home to the president’s office, dean’s office, financial aid, the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success, Office of Personal and Career Development, and Global Programs and Studies.
The “South Quad,” situated between Reynolda Hall and the south campus residence halls, Manchester Plaza features magnolia trees along its perimeter and a stage for outdoor concerts and shows.
You’ll find academic buildings that house the Departments of Communication, Psychology, Math and Computer Science, Economics, Politics, and Romance Languages.
Angelou Residence Hall
Angelou Hall is the newest first-year student residence hall. It is named after Wake Forest professor, poet, playwright, film director, and activist, Dr. Maya Angelou.
Tribble contains the classrooms and offices for the Departments of History; English; Philosophy; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Education.
Benson University Center
It’s the residence of Student Union, Student Government, the Intercultural Center, the LGBTQ+ Center, the Women’s Center, our student newspaper, and Wake Radio.
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
In addition to 1.8 million volumes of information, ZSR is home to The Bridge, the computer-support hub of campus.
Olin Physical Laboratory, Winston and Salem Halls
The Departments of Physics, Biology, and Chemistry house classrooms, research facilities, and labs, with portable equipment to facilitate collaboration with faculty.
Wake Downtown offers many STEM classes. And it makes room for both sides of the brain! Philosophy, English, entrepreneurship, and other disciplines are taught here too.
Diverse, enthused by the liberal arts, warm, and welcoming: these are Wake Forest adjectives, so you can see why Winston-Salem and Wake are a good match.
Thank You for Visiting!
Wake Forest is a place, but its spirit of Pro Humanitate is one we trust our students to extend well beyond its campus. We hope the same for you too. Go Deacs!