Demon Deacon mascot

Welcome home, Deac!

Congratulations on your admission to Wake Forest University! We chose you to become a member of the Class of 2027 because you know how to analyze, create, and question in ways that envision a future that will impact the world. Wake Forest will help you to actualize that potential. To learn how, please make plans to join us for Campus Day on either Monday, April 10, or Friday, April 14.

Find the schedule of events below. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Forest! 


Calendar for the day

Here’s what your day looks like:

While we don’t expect any changes to the schedule, we’ll let you know if there are any. We encourage you to check back here before your visit for the latest information.

Wake Forest’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to accessibility in our campus-visit experiences.

Registration & Check-in

Wait Chapel during spring

Wait Chapel

  7:45-9 a.m.

Start your day off right with Krispy Kreme doughnuts (Krispy Kreme was founded in Winston-Salem!) while you check in for the day’s events.

Where is Wait Chapel?
Aerial view of Wait Chapel from the interactive campus map

Wait Chapel is located near the center of campus on Hearn Plaza.

Locate on the campus map

Welcome to Wake Forest!

Welcome to Wake Forest

Wait Chapel

  9-9:45 a.m.

Your day will start at Wait Chapel where you’ll learn about Wake Forest from our community leaders.

Where is Wait Chapel?
Aerial view of Wait Chapel from the interactive campus map

Wait Chapel is located near the center of campus on Hearn Plaza.

Locate on the campus map

Academic Sessions I

Students in class

Multiple Locations

  10-10:45 a.m.

At Wake Forest, your academics will be at the heart of your whole-student education because our academic environment is extraordinary. Experience our exceptional teacher-scholars during this academic session: your chance to hear from departments and explore subjects of interest to you.

Search by Major

Search by Group

Where should I go?
Wake Forest campus interactive map

Our campus is encircled by academic buildings. To find the building that houses the department or area of interest to you, please click on the links below.

Benson University Center

Carswell Hall

Farrell Hall

Scales Fine Arts Center

Wait Chapel

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Pop-Up Admissions!

Benson University Center

Benson University Center

  10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the third floor of Benson University Center, we’ll have a pop-up Admissions office! Latecomers may check in here and receive their materials; plus, admissions team members will be present to answer any questions that you might have. We’ll be open – and open to questions!

Where is Benson University Center?
Aerial view of Benson University Center from the interactive campus map

Benson University Center is at the heart of campus.

Locate on the campus map

Academic Sessions II

An outdoor session of a class

Multiple Locations

  11-11:45 a.m.

At Wake Forest, you will begin a journey of discovery, where your faculty members will invite you to analyze, create, and question in ways that will engage you. During this academic session, see exactly how our exceptional teacher-scholars inspire. It’s your chance to hear from departments and explore subjects of interest to you.

Search by Major

Search by Group

Where should I go?
Wake Forest campus interactive map

Our campus is encircled by academic buildings. To find the building that houses the department or area of interest to you, please click on the links below.

Benson University Center

Carswell Hall

Farrell Hall

Scales Fine Arts Center

Wait Chapel

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Lunch

Food being served at "The Pit"

WFU Dining Facilities

  11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lunch is on us! At check-in, the accepted student will receive a preloaded dining card (maximum value: $35.00). 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!

Thinking about your meal plan for next year? Stop by to chat with members of the Harvest Table team at any point between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to pose your food-related questions.

Where can I go for lunch?
Wake Forest campus interactive map

Here’s our picks for the best places to eat lunch on campus. More dining options can be found under Lunch (Dining Locations) on the Activities Map or on our Dining Locations PDF.

The Harvest Table (“The Pit”)

North Dining Hall

Pop-Up Pit!

Shorty’s

Zick’s

First-Year Residence Hall Tours

Resident advisors standing outside of a residence hall during move-in day

Babcock Hall & Johnson Hall

  11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Take a tour of first-year residence halls to experience first-year living spaces and other housing amenities.

We’re glad you’ll be stepping across the literal threshold into our residence halls – and the metaphorical threshold, into a world of possibility.

Admissions guides will greet and convene tours outside the front entrance of the residence hall. In the event of rain, guests will meet in the parlor area.

Tours leave every 20 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. Last tour begins at 1:40 p.m.

Where are Babcock and Johnson residence halls?
First-year residence halls from the interactive campus map

Babcock and Johnson Halls, first-year residence halls, are located across the street from Manchester Plaza, in what is known as South Forest.

Locate Babcock Hall on the campus map

Locate Johnson Hall on the campus map

Academic Department Tours

The atrium in ZSR library

Multiple Locations

  12-12:45 p.m.
  1-1:45 p.m.

Tour opportunities in the arts and sciences— and learn about library resources and academic support. Picture yourself here!

Fine Arts Tour

This tour will meet inside the Scales Fine Arts Center, in front of Brendle Recital Hall and will guide you through our dance, music, theatre, and visual-arts spaces. You’ll see practice rooms for music, performance spaces for theatre, studios for dance, and creative spaces for the visual arts in Scales Fine Arts Center and Brendle Recital Hall.


Sciences Tour

This guided tour of the science facilities on the Reynolda Campus will begin at the entrance of Salem Hall. The tour will visit teaching and research spaces within the Biology Department in Winston Hall, the Physics Department in Olin Physical Laboratory, and the Chemistry Department in Salem Hall.


ZSR Library Tour

Guests will be greeted and meet in the Atrium for a tour of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, highlighting the services, classes and spaces available to all Wake Forest students.


Health & Exercise Science Department Tour

The Health and Exercise Science Department (HES) exists to advance the understanding of health and the prevention/treatment of chronic disease and physical disability. You’ll meet faculty, tour their state-of-the-art teaching and research labs, and learn more about what HES has to offer.

The entrance to the building is facing Carroll Weathers Drive.

Open Houses

Reynolda Hall

Multiple Locations

  12-1:45 p.m.

Reynolda Hall and Benson University Center are two of the busiest places on campus for students. Make time to participate in these open houses to learn more about student resources, such as the Intercultural Center and Office of Financial Aid. This time serves as a drop-in, so don’t worry about being late.

Note: The Student Financial Aid office (Reynolda Hall, Room 4) will be open all day from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Open HouseLocation
Pop-Up Admissions!Benson University Center (3rd Floor Rotunda)
Office of the ChaplainReynolda Hall (Chaplain’s Lounge, Room 10)
Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS)Reynolda Hall (Suite 118)
Intercultural CenterBenson University Center (Suite 346)
LGBTQ+ CenterBenson University Center (Suite 311)
Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD)Reynolda Hall (Suite 230)
ROTCMilitary Science Department (ROTC Building)
University Counseling CenterReynolda Hall (Room 301)
University PoliceBenson University Center (3rd Floor Rotunda)
WakerSpaceWakerSpace Building
Women’s CenterBenson University Center (Suite 314)
Where do I go?
Wake Forest campus interactive map

Locate Reynolda Hall, Benson University Center, ROTC, and the WakerSpace building below.

Benson University Center

Reynolda Hall

ROTC Building

WakerSpace Building

Special-Interest Seminars

Professor working with students in class

Multiple Locations

  1-1:45 p.m.

At Wake Forest, you will find a community committed to creating opportunities for you to grow and thrive, both academically and personally. Join us for special-interest seminars designed around the programs and organizations that will help you to pursue your co-curricular passions: study abroad, athletics, community engagement, pre-health, pre-law, research, and more.

TopicLocation
Athletics and TraditionsCarswell Hall (Annenberg Forum)
Campus Recreation and The Office of WellbeingReynolds Gymnasium (A330 Seminar Room)
Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES)Benson University Center (Room 401A)
Center for Global Programs and StudiesBenson University Center (Pugh Auditorium)
Office of Civic and Community EngagementBenson University Center (Room 401B)
Pre-Health Professions AdvisingZSR Library (Room 404)
Pre-Law AdvisingBenson University Center (Room 409)
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center (URECA)Benson University Center (Room 410)
Where do I go?
Wake Forest campus interactive map

Special-interest seminars will take place at the following locations:

Benson University Center

Carswell Hall

Reynolds Gym

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Afternoon Session

Wait Chapel in spring

Wait Chapel

  2:15-3 p.m.

We have built the academic environment to ensure you have the tools, resources, and support available, individualized to meet your needs. At our closing gathering, we will expound on this with a panel discussion covering a range of topics, from our deeply committed faculty to residence life and housing to pre-orientation and student life.

Speakers
Pilar Agudelo
Pilar Agudelo

Student Government President
Class of 2023


Matthew Clifford
Matthew Clifford

Assistant Vice President for Campus Life & Dean of Residence Life and Housing


Mary Dalton
Mary M. Dalton

Professor of Communication


Adam Goldstein
Adam Goldstein

Dean of Students & Associate Vice President for Campus Life


Cherise James
Cherise James

Director of Orientation, New Student and Transitions Programs


Karen Vargas
Karen Vargas

Dean of Admissions, Moderator


Jose Villalba
José  A. Villalba

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, and Professor of Counseling

Where is Wait Chapel?
An aerial view of Wait Chapel from the interactive campus map

Wait Chapel is located near the center of campus on Hearn Plaza.

View on the campus map

Student Involvement Fair

Student Activities Fair on the quad

Hearn Plaza

  3-4 p.m.

Community is a large part of the Demon Deacon experience. Over 200 student organizations and clubs are offered at Wake Forest, and you will have the opportunity to speak with many of them on Hearn Plaza. What will involve you for the next four years? (The fair will take place weather permitting.)

Where is Hearn Plaza?
Hearn Plaza from campus interactive map

Hearn Plaza is the main Quad of Wake Forest University’s campus.

Locate on the campus map

Wake Downtown Tour (Optional)

Wake Downtown

Wake Downtown

  4-5 p.m.

Want to visit Wake Downtown? Conclude your day with a self-guided tour of the facilities and talk with Wake Forest faculty and students who work and study there. Admissions staff will answer your questions too.

You may drive yourself. Parking details are below.

Parking

The building address is 455 Vine Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101. There is one-hour metered parking along Vine Street, and, on the adjacent street, Patterson Avenue, there is two-hour parking. There is also a parking deck nearby; the first hour in the deck is free, and it is $2.00 an hour after this.

Where is Wake Downtown?

Wake Downtown is the 151,000 square-foot home of Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the concentration in Medicinal Chemistry, located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem.