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Mailing Address

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7204
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Spiritual Life at Wake Forest

You’ve got spirit. Yes, you do.

The Office of the Chaplain sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions and meaning of your life. We can help you find a spiritual home base or form a new group, widen your circle of inclusion and identifications, handle an ethical dilemma or research a class project. The Office of the Chaplain collaborates as a multifaith team to promote enriching dialogue, meaningful celebrations and remembrances, and enduring friendships among people of all religious and spiritual backgrounds.

To these ends, the Office and its chaplains and campus ministers seek ways to encourage the following:

  • Spiritual wellbeing
  • An exploration of the spiritual dimensions of leadership
  • Ways to resiliently engage with life
  • Listening deeply and living your truth
  • Community cohesion: a caring and compassionate Wake Forest
  • Religious and spiritual commitment within the context of religious pluralism
  • Spiritual practices that encourage emotional intelligence
  • Moral reasoning
  • Active engagement in the search for meaning and purpose

What you need to know

Religious and Spiritual Spaces

From Wait and Davis Chapels to the Reynolda Village trails, there are many sacred spaces at Wake Forest that nurture the lives of people who encounter them. They include:

  • Religious Life student lounges
  • Meditation Rooms (Benson University Center and Wake Downtown)
  • MindfulWake Meditation Room (Reynolda Hall)


The central objective of MindfulWake is to help you develop mindfulness practices that deepen self-awareness and increase wellbeing. We offer:

  • drop-in weekly meditation & practice groups
  • mindfulness-based coaching
  • half-day retreats
  • KORU Mindfulness classes

Religious/Spiritual Student Groups

Founded on the principle that each religious tradition is an equally valued part of this community—and that this diversity contributes to a vital learning community—the Office of the Chaplain supports the life of all spiritual and religious traditions represented at Wake Forest.

Peace Pole

Groups include:

  • Athletes In Action (AIA)
  • Baptist Student Union (BSU)
  • Bridges International
  • Chabad (Jewish)
  • Chi Rho
  • Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
  • Episcopal Student Fellowship (ESF)
  • Hillel (Jewish)
  • Hindu Student Association (HSA)
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Lutheran Student Movement (LSM)
  • Minor Variations
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • Presbyterian Student Fellowship (UKIRK)
  • Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
  • Triad Chi Alpha (Assembly of God)
  • Wake Forest Catholic Community
  • Wesley Foundation (United Methodist)
  • Young Life


Wake Forest’s annual Christmas Lovefeast is one of our most beloved traditions.

This year’s service will be held on Sunday, December 3rd in Wait Chapel, and honors our shared history with the Moravian church in Winston-Salem. The Wake Forest Lovefeast consists of sweetened coffee and authentic Moravian buns served to the congregation by Dieners (German for “servers”). During the meal, music is offered by the Wake Forest University Choirs in the Department of Music along with other student, community, and professional musicians provide music throughout the service. Handmade beeswax candles decorated with red paper frill are distributed to each worshiper. The candles are lit while the worship space is darkened except for a large illuminated Moravian Advent Star.