You’re A Balancing Act. We Can Help.

In the Wake Forest tradition of educating the whole person, we are committed to sustaining a multidimensional culture of health and wellbeing that will benefit our students long after they leave the Forest.

Wellbeing is about much more than physical health. Here, it’s a multifaceted balancing act that—when maintained properly—leaves us best able to cope with adversity, build rewarding relationships and live with a sense of purpose. THRIVE is a campus-wide initiative—owned by every member of the Wake Forest University community. The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making wellbeing a part of every experience in the lives of our students, faculty and staff.

Thrive Leaf GraphicYou’ll see the evidence everywhere as you walk around campus: outdoor reading rooms, signature green bistro tables and chairs strewn across the center of campus with game carts nearby, an outdoor piano (it’s our newest Quad tradition to sit down and play at least once, even if you have no musical training!), outdoor classrooms, exercise equipment and more on the way.

With eight dimensions to explore (intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, social and financial), we are committed to attending to your wellbeing from the moment you arrive in order to help you thrive wherever life should take you.


Phone: 336.758.3089

Benson 317


Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation seeks to enrich the quality of life for the students, faculty and staff of Wake Forest University through quality programs and facilities designed for individuals of all ability levels. Such programs include intramural sports, club sports, Outdoor Pursuits, open recreation, group fitness and personal training. Campus Recreation is also responsible for managing the Miller Fitness Center and all of the activities within Reynolds Gymnasium. Campus Recreation provides a healthy outlet for every student and a convenient option for every staff and faculty member in a safe place where the whole person is central each and every day. Please visit:


Group fitness offers over 30 classes per week, including yoga, Zumba and cycle. Personal training allows for one-on-one programming from certified trainers. The fitness center offers a variety of cardio, selectorized, plate and functional training equipment. Small group training and online coaching are also available. Please visit:

Club Sports

The Club Sports program consists of over 40 different teams ranging from archery to waterskiing. Club Sports teams are student organizations designed to continue or begin interest in a given activity or sport. Teams compete against neighboring universities. Please visit:

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports offers a sports league, tournaments and special events at Wake Forest. Both team and individual sports are offered in various levels of on-campus competition. Intramurals employs over 100 students and coordinates nearly 800 teams each academic year! Please visit:

Recreational Facilities

In order to meet the need for both organized and spontaneous play and activity, Campus Recreation has numerous recreation facilities available for every student, faculty or staff member. There are three recreational sports fields, two outdoor basketball pads, eight tennis courts, a Frisbee golf course, jogging trails, multiple gymnasiums, a swimming pool and group fitness studios, as well as numerous selectorized and free weight machines located in both the Reynolds Gymnasium and the Miller Center — both adjacent to the Kentner Stadium track in the heart of campus. With your university ID, you can access these facilities seven days a week outside of holidays or weather-related closings.

Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits provides Wake Forest students with a variety of on- and off-campus outdoor adventure opportunities. From our on-campus climbing gym, the CRUX, to the Grand Canyon and even some international destinations, Outdoor Pursuits has an adventure for everyone! No experience is necessary. Please visit:

Religious Life and the Office of the Chaplain

As part of fulfilling its mission and achieving its goals, Wake Forest University seeks to encourage students, faculty and staff to “explore the spiritual dimensions to human existence in ways that prompt examination of self and perceptions of the world.” The religious and spiritual components of the University’s programming are intended to encourage the pursuit of meaning through spiritual reflection and free inquiry, enabling a wide circle of inclusion and identifications, advancing mutual understanding and respect among differing traditions, while at the same time fostering Wake Forest’s Baptist history and traditions in real and tangible ways.

What does the Office of the Chaplain do?

  • Provides hospitable spaces, support and safety to students as they connect their religious and spiritual lives with their Wake Forest education
  • Offers pastoral care to individuals and the Wake Forest community
  • Educates the Wake Forest community on religious diversity, holy days and spiritual practices
  • Convenes groups for interreligious engagement and dialogue
  • Offers alternative spring break activities and so much more!

Stop by Reynolda Hall 22 or call 336.758.5210 for more information.