New Student Receptions

NOTE: information on this site was for the Class of 2024. Information for the Class of 2025 (who will start Wake Forest in August 2021) will be available after May 1, 2021.

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New Student Receptions

This summer, a series of receptions for new students and their families will be held virtually across the country in July and August. Incoming students and their parents/families are invited to attend the “regional” reception that matches their locale. There will also be several “general” receptions for families who live outside of the regions below, or whose schedule doesn’t permit them to attend their local gathering. Click on the link below to register for a New Student Reception. You will also receive an email in the coming days with an invitation to your area’s reception(s). Additional receptions may be added as needed.

Regional Receptions

CA | Bay Area | August 4

CA | Southern California | July 24

CT | Greenwich | July 20

Washington DC Area | July 27

FL | Central Florida | July 28

FL | North Florida & South Florida | August 3

GA | Atlanta | August 4

IL | Chicago | July 16

MA | Boston | July 15

MD | Baltimore | August 6

MD | DC Area | July 27

NC | Charlotte | August 10

NC | Piedmont Triad | July 23

NC | Triangle | July 28

NC | North and South Carolina | August 5

NJ | Essex County | July 22

NY | Larchmont (Westchester County) | July 14

NY | New York City | August 11

PA | Philadelphia | July 14

SC | North and South Carolina | August 5

TN | Nashville | July 21

TX | Dallas | August 6

TX | Houston | July 13

VA | DC Area | July 27

VA | Richmond | July 21

General Receptions

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend your local reception, or if you live outside of the regions above, you can choose from several additional “general” receptions. Please click on the link to register.

July 19 | 4pm ET

July 25 | 2pm ET

July 26 | 4pm ET

August 8 | Noon ET

August 9 | 4pm ET

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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 the Office of Family Engagement and other WFU staff.

5. Have your specific questions answered.

6. Score a WFU ’24 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!