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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.  See the typical flow of a New Student Reception.

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 2020!  We welcome you – and your parents and families – to our Wake Forest family.

Virtual New Student Reception Can’t make it to a New Student Reception or one isn’t in your area?  Later this summer we will have a virtual New Student Reception with short videos about class registration, understanding academic requirements, and other advice.  

Please register for a reception using the links below – additional dates and locations may be added throughout the summer

Atlanta, GA  – June 12

Atherton, CA – June 29

Bethesda, MD – July 10

Charlotte, NC – July 31

Chicago, IL  – registration coming soon!

Dallas, TX – registration coming soon!

Darien, CT – July 19

Denver, CO – registration coming soon!

Greensboro, NC – July 12

Jacksonville, FL – June 23

Kentfield, CA (Marin County) – June 30

Larchmont, NY (Westchester County) – July 12

New York, NY – June 15

Potomac, MD – July 28

Raleigh, NC – August 7

Richmond, VA – June 26

Short Hills, NJ – July 21

St. Davids, PA (Philadelphia area) – July 18

Tampa, FL – July 21

Weston, MA (Boston area) – June 9

Windermere, FL (Orlando area) – June 24

Winston-Salem, NC – registration coming soon!


Additional Events
There will be some events in other cities that are not New Student Receptions proper, but WAKE Communities (aka regional events for alumni, parents, and friends) or other events to which new students and parents are invited.  See details below.

Columbus, OH – August 13 (WAKE Columbus event for alumni, parents, and friends)

Wilmington, NC – August 6 (WAKE Wilmington event for alumni, parents, and friends)