New Student Receptions

Meet the cast of your next four years.


DurinNew Student Reception group picture of incoming studentsg 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(s) that is most convenient, whether it is in your hometown or elsewhere (attendance at more than one is certainly permitted). 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.

New Student Receptions

Alexandria, VA – canceled

Atherton, CA – July 25

Atlanta, GA – August 4

Baltimore, MD – July 18

Bryn Mawr, PA (Philadelphia area) – July 11

Charleston, SC – August 1

Charlotte, NC – June 23 and July 25 (choose the one that best meets your schedule)

Chicago, IL – June 13

Dallas, TX – July 10

Denver, CO – July 31

Excelsior, MN – July 22

Greensboro, NC – July 18

Greenwich, CT – July 11

Houston, TX – August 8

Larchmont, NY – July 9

Los Angeles, CA – July 16

Manhasset, NY (Long Island) – June 23

Miami, FL – June 15

Nashville, TN – August 15

Needham, MA – July 18

New York, NY – August 7

Palm Beach, FL – June 23

Piedmont, CA – July 14

Pittsburgh, PA – July 18

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL/Jacksonville area – June 13

Potomac, MD – August 6

Raleigh, NC – June 30 and July 29 (choose the one that best meets your schedule)

Richmond, VA – July 28

Tampa, FL – July 30

Washington, DC – June 20

West Orange, NJ – June 23

Wilmington, NC – August 3

Winston-Salem, NC – July 10 (closed-at capacity) and July 23

General WFU receptions (open to all WFU alumni, parents, and friends)

Columbus, OH – August 10

Nantucket, MA – July 26

Southampton, NY – August 10

Regional meet and greets (organized by local families)

Suffolk, VA – June 14


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 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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