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Campus Life


Office of Campus Life
Benson Center, Suite 317


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During your time at Wake Forest, you’ll be part of the My Journey project. My Journey strives to challenge and support Deacons throughout all four years of the college experience. Our distinct program for first-year students is called Awakenings. These events will introduce you to new people, places, and ideas. Awakenings programs and events are carefully selected because of the breadth and depth of the educational experience they bring to life through the arts, traditions, community, academics, and service.

Taking part in an Awakenings program will awaken you to Wake Forest and to yourself. You are the author of your journey and ultimately you get to choose who you become. However, Wake Forest offers you the opportunity to expand your horizons within a community that is at once rooted in our enduring traditions and characterized by innovation and adaptability to fast-changing contexts.

Join your fellow Deacs and experience the rituals, events, and adventures that define the Wake Forest experience. You won’t regret it.

First-Year Tailgate

The Office of Campus Life sponsors a free tailgate for the incoming class at the first home football game. The tailgate will have live music, great food, and free t-shirts. This is a wonderful opportunity to build community and interact with your classmates in a safe tailgating space.

Family Weekend (October 4 – 6)

Parents and families of Wake Forest students are invited to attend an exciting weekend filled with activities including the football game against NC State, parent information session, a welcome address by President Nathan O. Hatch, program on The history of Wake Forest, numerous open houses, and Sunday brunch.

Homecoming (October 17 – 19)

Homecoming is a fall reunion weekend for alumni, friends, and students of Wake Forest. It includes the annual bonfire, the Homecoming football game (against Maryland), and social activities organized by Student Union, Student Government, the Alumni Office, and Athletics.

Awakenings Tumblr

The Class of 2017 Tumblr will be a valuable place for you to visit and visit often.  There, you will find information about Awakenings programs and other information that benefits you during this exciting transition.