President’s Ball to be held Sept. 25 at the Coliseum

The President’s Ball will be held Sept. 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Coliseum.

The 2013 Wake Forest President's Ball, at Joel Coliseum, on Friday, October 18, 2013.

The 2013 President’s Ball

The biennial event, which began 10 years ago to celebrate the inauguration of President Nathan O. Hatch, is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. They may bring guests. Current Wake Forest community members are encouraged to bring their Wake Forest ID.

The semi-formal celebration of the University has a history of attracting thousands of Wake Forest community members.  Free hors d’ oeuvres will be served; a cash bar will be open. The ball also features live music.

One of the most popular traditions associated with the ball is the president’s spectacular entrance, which has varied greatly through the years and has always been kept a secret until the last moment.  At one ball, for instance, he entered on the back of the famous Demon Deacon motorcycle associated with the start of football and basketball games.

There will be free shuttles for all attendees running from the Reynolda Campus every 15 minutes. Riders may catch the shuttles at Benson University Center (Parking Lot C) and behind Poteat Residence Hall (Parking Lot P).

Parking will be free at the Coliseum.

The ball’s web site is