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New Student Receptions

During the summer, New Student Receptions will be held across the country so parents and students can meet other incoming students and families. At these receptions, you will also meet current Wake Forest students and staff and have an opportunity to ask questions of the experts.

Receptions are typically held from early June through early August. You may attend the reception that is most convenient, whether it is in your hometown or elsewhere.  Pre-registration is required in order to have an accurate count of attendees. 

Note: we typically send invitation emails to students who live within a reasonable driving distance of the event.  However, your family does not need to receive a formal invitation to register or attend!  We send invitations to a small radius because we don’t want students or families to feel like attendance is required.  We welcome your family to attend any reception!

Dates and sites are subject to change, and registration may be closed at a reception if we reach maximum capacity.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!  We welcome you – and your parents and families – to our Wake Forest family.

Confirmed 2015 Locations Please click on the city name for reception information and to register.  If there is no hyperlink to that city, it means that online registration is not yet ready, please check back later.

Atherton, CA – June 17

Bethesda, MD – June 18

Atlanta area (Roswell, GA) – July 12

Charlotte, NC – July 12 and a second event in early August (date TBD)

Chicago, IL – July 12

Darien, CT – June 10

Davidson, NC/Lake Norman – July 7

Denver, CO – July 9

Greensboro, NC – June 15

Jacksonville, FL – July 23

Kentfield, CA (Marin County) – June 16

Larchmont, NY (Westchester County)

Los Angeles, CA – June 16

Manhasset, NY/Long Island – July 29

Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 23

Nashville, TN – August 6

Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, FL – August 2

Pinecrest, FL (Miami area) – July 26

Pittsburgh, PA – August 1

Potomac, MD – July 29

Raleigh, NC – July 26

Rocky Mount/Eastern NC – June 23

Short Hills, NJ – June 6

St. Davids, PA (Philadelphia area) – July 28

Tampa, FL – July 21

Weston, MA (Boston area) – June 4

Winston-Salem, NC


Anticipated New Student Reception Locations (still being confirmed; subject to change)

Baltimore, MD




Additional Events
There will be some events in other cities that are not New Student Receptions proper, but Wake Forest Club or other events to which new students and parents will be invited.  More information about these events will be available later in the summer.

Wilmington, NC