Walk Like A Deacon

We’re So Glad You Could Make It.

Within this website, you’ll find everything you could possibly need to survive in the Forest.

Food, shelter, maps, general wisdom and the laws of the land. All conveniently located in the following pages. So make yourself comfortable, and take a look around.

You can graduate, but you never have to leave.


Your Colors:


Your Honor Code:

The honesty, trustworthiness and personal integrity of each student is integral to the life and purposes of the Wake Forest community. Together, we seek the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning.

An even higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto, pro humanitate, as the passion for knowledge is translated into compassionate service.

Your Mascot:

DEMON DEACON

Your Motto:

PRO HUMANITATE

The Wake Forest motto, Pro Humanitate, is regularly translated as “For Humanity” and is probably most often understood to mean that we do what we do for the sake of humanity, for the people of the world. It is often heard as a very specific call to community service.


Dear Old Wake Forest,
Thine is a Noble Name;
Thine is a Glorious Fame,
Constant and True.
We Give Thee of Our Praise,
Adore Thine Ancient Days,
Sing Thee Our Humble Lays,

MOTHER, SO DEAR

Dear Old Wake Forest,
Mystic Thy Name to Cheer;
Be Thou Our Guardian Near Fore’er and Aye.
We Bow Before Thy Shrine,
Thy Brow With Bays Entwine,
All Honor Now Be Thing,

MOTHER, TODAY.

— BY GEORGE W. PASCHAL,
CLASS OF 1892 (THURINGIAN FOLK SONG)

Your Fight Song:

O here’s to Wake Forest
A glass of the finest
Red ruddy, Rhenish
Filled up to the brim.
Her sons, they are many
Unrivaled by any
With hearts o’erflowing,
We will sing a hymn.

RAH, RAH, WAKE FOREST, RAH!

Old Alma Mater’s sons are we!
We’ll herald the story and die for
her glory: Old Gold and Black is
ever waving high.
As frosh we adore her,
As sophs we explore her,
and carve our names upon her
ancient walls. As juniors patrol her,
as seniors extol her, and weep to
leave fore’er her sacred halls.

(WIPE TEARS AND REPEAT CHORUS)