New Student Receptions

NOTE: the information on this website was for students entering Wake Forest in fall 2018. Information for the Class of 2023 (who will be entering in fall 2019), will be available at the beginning of May 2019.

Meet the cast of your next four years.

Group photo of students at a New Student Reception.

New Student Receptions

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. You may attend the reception that is most convenient, whether it is in your hometown or elsewhere. Preregistration is required.

Please check the website frequently as new dates and locations will be added. Once event details are finalized, the city name 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.

Alexandria, VA – TBD

Atherton, CA – July 25

Atlanta, GA – August 4

Bryn Mawr, PA – July 11

Charlotte, NC – TBD

Chicago, IL – TBD

Dallas, TX – June 27

Denver, CO – TBD

Greensboro, NC – TBD

Greenwich, CT – TBD

Houston, TX – TBD

Larchmont, NY – July 9

Manhasset, NY – June 23

Miami, FL – June 15

Nantucket, MA – July 26

Nashville, TN – August 15

Needham, MA – July 18

Palm Beach, FL – June 23

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – June 13

Potomac, MD – TBD

Raleigh, NC – TBD

Tampa, FL – July 30

Washington, DC – June 20

Wilmington, NC – August 3



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 ’23 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!


Phone: 336.758.4237

Alumni Hall 152


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