Wake Forest campus street signs


We have spaces allotted for Campus Day attendees. Enter from one of the two main entrances—from University Parkway or Reynolda Road. Follow the signs to the designated lots.

We expect there to be a high volume of visitors for each Campus Day event, so we encourage you to arrive early.

Check-in is from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the Green Room in Reynolda Hall. Our official program begins at 9 a.m. in Wait Chapel.

Dining Options

Lunch is on us! At check-in, the accepted student will receive a preloaded dining card (maximum value: $25.00). The card may be used at any dining location on campus and shared among guests of the student. Please note that the card will only be active during the day of visit. Bon appétit!

All locations accept “Lunch is on us!” card, credit cards, and cash.

Benson Food Court

If you’d like to stick to the classics, you can enjoy a chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A. In addition, you’ll find La Sabrosa, Bento Sushi, 336 Market, and Forest Greens.

Billy D’s Fried Chicken at Zick’s

This favorite hangout and dining venue features fried chicken, flatbread pizza, wings, and salads.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Known for its freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch sandwiches, famous Caribou Coffee, espressos and so much more.

Magnolia Room

The Magnolia Room, affectionately known as the “Mag Room,” offers a sit-down, all-you-care-to-eat buffet overlooking Manchester Plaza.

North Dining Hall

All located under one roof, pick the dining you prefer: Hilltop Market, Village Juice & Kitchen, Starbucks, and P.O.D. Market (Provisions On Demand).

The “Pit”

“The Pit”, referred to by students, faculty, and staff because of its location in the basement of Reynolda Hall, features food prepared fresh right before your eyes. Great exhibition cooking, ethnic dishes, American favorites and a variety of healthy options all combine to create a state-of-the-art dining program at Wake Forest University.


Shorty’s, located in Benson University Center, offers the off-campus experience without leaving campus: exciting menu options and full table service. Take-out also available.

Smith’s Cafe

Enjoy freshly baked pastries and local By Good coffee. Always a nice break from studying—located near the front entrance of the ZSR Library.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-midnight, and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Conveniently located on Hearn Plaza in Davis Hall, enjoy all your Subway favorites without leaving campus.


We’ve provided a list of hotels below if you are traveling from out-of-town and will require overnight lodging.

Near Campus
Best Western Plus University Inn3050 University Parkway
Courtyard by Marriott3111 University Parkway
DoubleTree by Hilton5790 University Parkway
Graylyn International Conference Center1900 Reynolda Road
Hampton Inn & Suites309 Summit Square Court
Holiday Inn Express110 Miller Street
Downtown Winston-Salem
Brookstown Inn200 Brookstown Avenue
Courtyard Winston-Salem Downtown640 West 4th Street
Embassy Suites460 North Cherry Street
Hampton Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown235 North Cherry Street
Fairfield Inn125 South Main Street at Business 40
Hawthorne Inn420 High Street at Business 40
Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown104 West 4th Street
The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel401 North Main Street
The Shaffner Inn150 Marshall Street SW
Winston-Salem Marriott425 North Cherry Street
The Zevely Inn803 South Main St. (Old Salem Historic District)

Campus Day Resources