New Student Receptions

Group photo of students at a New Student Reception.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. You may attend the reception that is most convenient, whether it is in your hometown or elsewhere.  We send invitations to students who live within a reasonable driving distance of the event, but you do not need to receive a formal invitation to register!

Pre-registration is required. Registration for an event will open as information is finalized.  Dates and locations are subject to change, and additional sites may be added through early summer.  If an event reaches maximum capacity, registration will be closed.

Atlanta, GA – August 6  – registration open!

Austin, TX – August 14 – registration open!

Baltimore, MD – July 20 – registration open!

Bethesda, MD – July 16 – registration open!

Boca Raton, FL – July 22 – registration open!

Charlotte, NCJune 25 and July 23 (please choose to attend one) – registration open!

Chicago, IL – June 4 – registration closed

Cold Spring Harbor, NY – June 25 registration closed

Dallas, TX – June 15 – registration closed

Denver, CO – August 4 – registration open!

Greensboro, NC – June 28 – registration open!

Houston, TX – June 25  – registration closed

Jacksonville, FL – June 15 – registration closed

Larchmont, NY – July 11 registration open!

Miami, FL – June 14 – registration closed

Nashville, TN – August 10 – registration open!

New Canaan, CT – June 27 – registration open!

New York City, NY – July 24 – registration open!

Oakland, CA – June 29 – registration open!

Philadelphia area – July 9 – registration open!

Pittsburgh, PA – June 29 registration open!

Raleigh, NC – June 28 or July 30 (please choose to attend one) – registration open!

Richmond, VA – June 25 – registration closed

San Francisco, CA – July 18 – registration open!

Short Hills, NJ – July 12 – registration open!

St. Louis, MO – June 11 – registration open!

Tampa, FL – July 20 – registration open!

Weston, MA – June 15 – registration closed

Windermere, FL (Orlando area) – June 16 – registration closed

Winston-Salem, NCJuly 26 and date TBD (there will be two dates; please choose to attend one)

 

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 families, and students) or other events.  See details below and register to join us if you can.

Columbus, OH – August 5.  Note: the WAKEColumbus Community (aka regional club) is hosting an event to welcome new students and families, as well as area alumni.

Martha’s Vineyard, MA – July 30.  Note: this will be a general Wake Forest reception for parents and families of current and incoming students, as well as Wake Forest alumni and will feature Provost Rogan Kersh ’86.

Nantucket, MA – July 28.  Note: this will be a general Wake Forest reception for parents and families of current and incoming students, as well as Wake Forest alumni and will feature Provost Rogan Kersh ’86.

Watch Hill, RI – July 26.  Note: this will be a general Wake Forest reception for parents and families of current and incoming students, as well as Wake Forest alumni and will feature Provost Rogan Kersh ’86.

Wilmington, NC – August 5.  Note: the WAKEWilmington Community (aka regional club) is hosting an event to welcome the new students and families.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend a New Student Reception

  1. Meet other incoming students and families from your area.
  2. Meet current students who can answer questions.
  3. Learn more about how to get your best start at Wake.
  4. Make a connection with the Office of Family Engagement and other WFU staffers.
  5. Have your specific questions answered.
  6. Score a WFU ’21 keychain (students).
  7. Get a Wake Forest Parents static window cling for your car (parents/families).
  8. Feel less anxious about starting school, because you will have met some great people in advance.
  9. Be warmly welcomed into the Wake Forest family.
  10. Get excited about the next 4 years at WFU!

OFFICE OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Website: parents.wfu.edu
Phone: 336.758.4237
Email: parents@nullwfu.edu

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