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 – 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. 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 – NEW – registration coming soon
Bethesda, MD – July 10
Charlotte, NC – July 31
Chicago, IL – July 17
Cleveland, OH – August 7
Dallas, TX – registration coming soon!
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 – NEW
Miami, FL – July 24
Minneapolis, MN – July 20
Nashville, TN – August 4
New York, NY – June 15
Palm Beach, FL area – August 7 NEW; registration coming soon
Pittsburgh, PA – July 9
Potomac, MD – July 28
Purcellville, VA (NoVa) – NEW 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
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)
Martha’s Vineyard, MA – tentative, details coming soon
Watch Hill, RI – August 11
Wilmington, NC – August 6 (WAKE Wilmington event for alumni, parents, and friends)