Your Invitation to WFU!
Congratulations on your admission to Wake Forest University!
We want to offer you virtual opportunities to hear from Wake Forest’s talented and engaged faculty, staff, and students.
We will be hosting live webinars for accepted students like you. You can sign up for the webinars in topics ranging from undergraduate research to Residence Life & Housing. We have sent you an email with an invitation and information about how to preregister for these live events, which is required if you would like to attend.
A schedule of upcoming events is provided below.
We’re looking forward to showing all the reasons you’d make a great Demon Deacon!
Events by Category
- School of Business
- Science & Pre-Health Advising
- Wake the Arts
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Engaged Liberal Arts
- Wake Downtown
- Leadership & Character
- The Office of Personal and Career Development
- LGBTQ+ Center
- Intercultural Center
- Global Programs & Studies
- Magnolia Scholars
- Undergraduate Research
- Women’s Center
- Residence Life & Housing
- Student Government
Global Programs & Studies
Tuesday | April 20 | 5-6 p.m. ET
Most Wake Forest students choose to study abroad/away. In fact, 80% of our undergraduates have an academic study-abroad experience. Learn more about our customized advising, our three university-owned international houses, and our scholarships!
- Dr. Kline Harrison, Vice Provost for Global Affairs
- Jessica Francis, Director of Global Abroad Programs
- Leigh Stanfield, Executive Director of Global Engagement and Administration
“First in the Forest”: A Conversation with Magnolia Scholars
Tuesday | April 20 | 6-7 p.m. ET
The Magnolia Scholars program provides financial, academic, and personal support to students who are the first in their families to attend college. Find out more about this innovative program at this webinar.
- Dr. Nate French, Director of Magnolia Scholars Program & Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Communication
- Student Panel
Wednesday | April 21 | 4-4:45 p.m. ET
Through our Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Center, we help students find professors, and vice-versa, to explore shared areas of interest, showcase their research, and provide support for class, conference, and publication work.
A Conversation with the Women’s Center
Wednesday | April 21 | 5-6 p.m. ET
The Women’s Center offers experiences to create an educational and professional environment that supports women and promotes gender equality on campus. You’ll learn much more about these experiences at the Women’s Center webinar.
Residence Life & Housing
Wednesday | April 28 | 5-6 p.m. ET
Here’s your chance to step across a virtual threshold into Wake Forest’s residence life and housing. Learn about our seven residence halls and all they have to offer.
- Dr. Zach Blackmon, Associate Director of Operations, Office of Residence Life and Housing
- Kelsey Hansen, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Academic Initiatives and Engagement, Office of Residence Life and Housing
A Conversation with Student Government
Thursday | April 29 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET
Meet our students at this virtual event so that you may begin forging bonds and learning about student government and student life.
- Karen Vargas, Dean of Admissions (Moderator)
- Student Panel
View past webinar details and recordings below.
An Introduction to the School of Business
Wednesday | March 31 | 5-6 p.m. ET
Wake Forest is committed to developing passionate, ethical business leaders who get results. Learn about our Accountancy, Finance, Mathematical Business, and Business and Enterprise Management programs, and hear about employers who have hired our recent graduates.
- Mike Crespi, Director of Market Readiness & Employment
- Bren Varner, Senior Lecturer; Program Director of Business and Enterprise Major
- Betsy Hoppe, Executive Director, Undergraduate Business Program
Explore a Path in the Science & Pre-Health Professions
Tuesday | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. ET
The Science & Pre-Health Advising Program at Wake Forest is designed to ensure that you are aware of what it takes to be a competitive applicant to the health-professions program to which you aspire. You should plan on attending this webinar if you want to learn why you should take advantage of these resources.
- Dr. John Tomlinson, Associate Teaching Professor Department of Chemistry
- Dr. Katy Lack, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Biology
Wake the Arts
Tuesday | April 6 | 7-8 p.m. ET
At Wake Forest University, the arts belong to everyone, regardless of major! Attend this webinar to hear about our Interdisciplinary Arts Center, our exclusive arts alumni network, and our Presidential Scholarships.
- Professor Christina Soriano, Associate Provost for the Arts & Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Director and Associate Professor of Dance
- Professor Kevin Frazier, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
- Professor Brantly Shapiro, Co-Director of Dance, Associate Professor of the Practice
- Professor Jennifer Gentry, Associate Teaching Professor of Studio Art, Department of Art
- Professor Christopher Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
An Overview of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Wednesday | April 7 | 5-6 p.m. ET
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) supports the university’s mission of creating a more diverse learning community. Developmental and proactive in its approach, ODI also responds to the constant challenges to inclusion and equity in our community and in our society.
- Dr. Malika Roman-Isler, Assistant Vice President of Inclusive Practice
The Engaged Liberal Arts
Thursday | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. ET
This Wake Forest University philosophy is the cross section where classroom concepts meet real-world experience. We hope you’ll learn more about how we invite students to become global citizens committed to discovering their passions and talents.
- Dr. Michele Gillespie, Dean of the College and Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History
- Karen Vargas, Dean of Admissions
- Morgan Wehrkamp, Assistant Dean of Admissions
Innovation at Wake Downtown
Thursday | April 8 | 5-6 p.m. ET
Wake Downtown is an extension of Wake Forest University, dedicated to engineering and the biomedical sciences, in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. Learn about how we marry engineering, aesthetics, and our commitment to public service.
- Dr. Rebecca Alexander, Director of Wake Downtown, Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement
- Dr. Sarah McDonald Esstman, Associate Professor of Biology
- Dr. John Lukesh, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Lower Division Adviser
- Dr. Olga Pierrakos, Founding Chair and Professor, Department of Engineering
- Dr. Saami Yazdani, Associate Professor of Engineering
Leadership & Character
Tuesday | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. ET
The Program for Leadership and Character inspires and educates leaders of character to serve humanity. At this webinar, learn about our innovative teaching, creative programming, and cutting-edge research, and how we catalyze a broader public conversation that places character at the center of leadership.
- Dr. Michael Lamb, Executive Director of Program of Leadership & Character and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities
- Ann Phelps, Director of Programming for Leadership & Character
- Raven Scott, Assistant Director of Programming for Leadership & Character in the College
- Student Panel
A Conversation with the Office of Personal & Career Development (OPCD)
Tuesday | April 13 | 5-6 p.m. ET
Wake Forest University’s Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) equips students with the tools and confidence to navigate the often daunting path from college to career. Hear about how we’re one of very few top national universities to offer five college-to-career courses for credit, and learn about our unique Ready7 program, all of which have ensured that 95% or greater of Wake Forest graduates have a job or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
- Andy Chan, Vice President, Innovation and Career Development
- Professor Heidi Robinson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Education, and Assistant Vice President for Career Education & Coaching
- Patrick Sullivan, Director of Strategic Projects, Career Education and Coaching (Moderator)
- Student Panel
Wednesday | April 14 | 5-6 p.m. ET
The LGBTQ+ Center supports members of the Wake Forest community and is committed to fostering a safe and equitable experience for all students. Here, students can participate in leadership programs and education related to gender identity and sexual orientation. Learn more about our program.
“Living in the Forest”: A Conversation with the Intercultural Center
Thursday | April 15 | 5-6 p.m. ET
The Intercultural Center includes co-curricular programming and engaging events to develop intercultural competence, increase a sense of belonging, and raise awareness about culturally relevant issues. Hear more about our programming and events here.