"Events" Archive

Family Weekend and Homecoming dates are set for fall 2023

Family Weekend will be held Sept. 22-24. The football team will face Georgia Tech at Truist Field on Saturday, Sept. 23. Additional details about the weekend’s schedule and registration will be available in late spring or early summer.

Homecoming will be held Oct. 20-22. The football team will face Pittsburgh at Truist Field on Saturday, Oct. 21. There will be special events for members of reunion classes who graduated in years ending in 3 and 8. More information will be available this summer and registration will open in July.

In addition, the Wake Forest spring game will be held on April 15. See the full fall football schedule here.

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Staff Advisory Council meeting Thursday, Oct. 20

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The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will be held Thurs., October 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. A Zoom Webinar link was emailed to staff on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Please email Elizabeth Dam-Regier (damregej@wfu.edu) if you need assistance.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Athletics Update: John Currie, Athletics Director, Athletics
  • IMT Update: Strategic Planning: Ashleigh Brock, Chief of Staff, Office of the President and Shea Kidd Brown, Vice President, Campus Life
  • University and Neighborhood Conference: Aimee Mepham, Associate Director, Humanities Institute
  • All about the Arts! Christina Soriano, Vice Provost for Arts & Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Office of the Provost

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Constitution Day Event to be held Sept. 15

Join in the conversation for “Constitutions Old and New: A Conversation on Constitutional Change” on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. in Annenberg Auditorium in Carswell Hall.

The U.S. Constitution is among the oldest in the world and one that has become increasingly difficult to change, despite growing challenges to democracy and representation in the U.S. A movement for convening a constitutional convention has gained some momentum in recent years. Chile, on the other hand, has drafted a completely new constitution in response to social movements demanding deep political and societal change. The country’s Constitutional Convention completed a draft document that goes to an up/down vote in a national referendum on Sept. 4.

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Homecoming & Reunion Weekend: Join the fun

This message is shared on behalf of the Office of Alumni Engagement.

It’s difficult to believe that it’s almost time for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022 — coming up on Sept. 16-18! We are so grateful for the tremendous amount of work and care that our partners across campus have put in to help us welcome home thousands of alumni and friends. We truly could not do it without you all!

Please know that everyone in the Wake Forest community is invited to participate in the record number of Homecoming events this year. In particular, we hope to see you at Party So Dear on Friday, Sept. 16, on Manchester Plaza from 4:30-7 p.m. with special guests Kool & the Gang performing. Faculty and staff who register in advance for Party So Dear will have a name tag available for pick-up at the Welcome Center in the Green Room starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. We also hope to see you and your families at Festival on the Quad on Saturday morning, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, including a full schedule of events, please visit homecoming.wfu.edu. We are so excited to roll out the black and gold carpet and look forward to “getting our DeacOn” with you!

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From Her Hand: Sally Wait’s Mission South

Mary Tribble

In June of 1993, a stamp dealer from Locust, N.C., contacted Wake Forest University with a sheath of letters, documents and journals to sell. The documents were in the possession of a caretaker who had received them upon the death of the youngest daughter of the youngest grandson of Sally and Samuel Wait. How these 19th-century documents survived at all — and then found their way to ZSR Library’s Special Collections — is just one in a series of unlikely incidents that led to the unfolding of Sally Wait’s story.

On Monday, April 4, at 4 p.m., Mary Tribble (’82, MA ’19) will present “From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South” at the ZSR Auditorium. Register for the event or watch the livestream.

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