New Student Receptions

Meet the cast of your next four years.

Group photo of students at a New Student Reception.During the summer, New Student Receptions will be held across the country so new students and their parents/families can meet each other, as well as current students and staff.

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.

You do not need an invitation to attend — Pre-registration is required.

Please check the website frequently as new dates and locations will be added. Once all event details are finalized, the city name or date will be linked to an RSVP page for that event.

Dates and locations are subject to change, and registration may be closed if we reach maximum capacity (or canceled if we have too few guests).

California
San Francisco/Bay Area
Atherton – June 19
Piedmont – July 15
Los Angeles – July 16 – NEWLY ADDED

Colorado
Denver – July 31

DC/Maryland/Virginia
Baltimore – July 12
Potomac – August 7

Florida
Hobe Sound/Palm Beach – May 31 – cancelled
Miami – July 18
Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach – June 14
Tampa – July 24

Georgia
Atlanta – August 5

Illinois
Winnetka – June 24

Kentucky
Lexington – July 24

Massachusetts/Rhode Island
Boston Area – June 14
Nantucket, MA – July 27
Watch Hill, RI – July 24

New York City/New Jersey/Connecticut area
Greenwich area – July 19
Larchmont, NY – July 10
Manhasset, NY – June 24
Short Hills, NJ – August 8

North Carolina
Charlotte – June 24 and July 25 (please choose one)
Greensboro – July 26
WAKE Hickory event – see end of page
Raleigh – June 10 and July 31 (please choose one)
Wilmington – August 4
Winston-Salem – July 15 and July 24

Ohio
Cincinnati – July 13
WAKE Columbus event – see end of page

Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia – August 5
Pittsburgh – June 26

Tennessee
Nashville – August 9

Texas
Dallas – June 20
Houston – June 19

Virginia
Alexandria – June 7 
Richmond
– June 10

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. Those will be listed below once known.

Columbus, OH – August 4

Hickory, NC – August 1

Top 10 Reasons to Attend a New Student Reception

  1. Meet other incoming students and families from your area.
  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 the Office of Family Engagement and other WFU staff.
  5. Have your specific questions answered.
  6. Score a WFU ’22 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

LOCATION
Alumni Hall 152

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