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Meet the cast of your next four years.

This summer, a series of receptions for Class of 2027 new students and their families will be held virtually and in person across the country in June, July and August. Two virtual receptions will be offered. These programs will provide a glimpse into life at Wake Forest, top tips for transitioning to college, registering for classes, approaching residential living, and Q&A with a panel of current students.

In addition to joining us at one of the virtual options, we hope that you will register for a local reception should one be offered in your area. Details, dates and registration information can be found on this page starting in May. You will also receive an email invitation for both the virtual receptions and in-person offerings as details are confirmed.

Please contact parents@wfu.edu with questions.

Virtual Reception

All incoming students and parents are encouraged to attend one of the Virtual New Student Receptions listed below. Please note that the virtual reception will be recorded and posted here for those who are unable to attend.


Regional Receptions (in-person)

We invite you to attend the reception that is most convenient, whether it is in your hometown or elsewhere. Preregistration is required. Check this list frequently over the summer, as new dates and locations may be added as they are confirmed. (Due to the limited capacities at these events, we kindly ask that you only register for one in-person reception to ensure all incoming families have the opportunity to attend.)

Once all details are confirmed for a reception, the city name will have a link to register for that event. Please click on the link to register.

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend a New Student Reception

  1. Meet other incoming students and families from your area. (You are welcome to attend multiple receptions!)
  2. Meet current students and build your WFU network.
  3. Learn more about how to get your best start at Wake.
  4. Make a connection with representatives from WFU – staff, alumni, and/or parent volunteers.
  5. Have your specific questions answered.
  6. Score a WFU ’27 keychain (students).
  7. Get a “Wake Forest Parent” 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!
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