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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!  

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

Virtual New Student Reception NEW July 15.  If you couldn’t make it to a New Student Reception, we’ve gathered some of the same bits of advice we share at the NSRs.  You can watch short videos about class registration, understanding academic requirements, and other advice.  Enjoy the Virtual NSR here.

Please register for a reception using the links below – additional dates and locations may be added throughout the summer.  NOTE: if a reception reaches its maximum capacity, registration will be closed.  Dates and sites are subject to change.

Atlanta, GA  – June 12

Atherton, CA – June 29

Baltimore, MD – July 20

Bethesda, MD – July 10

Charlotte, NC – July 31

Chicago, IL  – July 17 

Cleveland, OH – August 7

Dallas, TX – August 9

Darien, CT – July 19

Denver, CO – July 11 

Greensboro, NC – July 12

Houston, TX – June 26

Jacksonville, FL – June 23

Kentfield, CA (Marin County) – June 30

Larchmont, NY (Westchester County) – July 12

London, England – August 5

Miami, FL – July 24

Minneapolis, MN – July 20

Nashville, TN – August 4

New York, NY – June 15

Palm Beach, FL area – August 7

Pittsburgh, PA – July 9

Potomac, MD – July 28

Purcellville, VA (NoVa) – August 14

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 – July 27


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)

Nantucket, MA – August 12

Watch Hill, RI – August 11

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