Alumni Admissions

Alumni Admissions Forum

Friday, November 12, 2021


8:30 – 9:10 a.m. Check-In and Morning Gathering

9:15 a.m. Alumni Admissions Forum Opening Session

  • Welcome
  • Why is Mother So Dear?
    You’ve heard your entire life just how special a place Wake Forest is. Does it really live up to your parent’s hype? How can you create your own Wake Forest experience? Join Addie Folk ’19, Admissions Counselor and multi-generational Wake alumna, as she shares about what makes Wake Forest so endearing.
  • Advice for Seniors

10:30 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • What I Wish I Knew: Panel discussion with current Wake Forest students (Students only)
    Thomas Ray ‘13, Associate Dean of Admissions, will moderate the panel.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships (Parents)
    Parents are invited to join Tom Benza MA ‘12, Director of Student Financial Aid and Paul Gauthier ‘93, Associate Dean of Admissions as they provide an overview of the financial aid and the scholarship processes at Wake Forest with time for Q & A.
  • College Parenting (Parents)
    Parenting a first-year college student is different than parenting a high school senior. Learn more about how parents can best support their seniors as they prepare for and begin their first year of college Dr. Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94, Executive Director of Family Communications and author of The Daily Deac, shares words of wisdom, followed by time for Q & A.

12:15 p.m. Lunch on Mag Patio and time for the Deacon Shop

1:45 p.m. WFU Student-Led Campus Tours


2:00 p.m. Wake Downtown Tour

3:15 – 4 p.m. Q & A Farewell Reception


Alumni with high school seniors are invited to register. Due to limited capacity, we need to limit registrants to families with high school seniors. However, a younger sibling also in high school may also attend with their older sibling.

Health Guidelines for Alumni Admissions Forum:

While proof of vaccination isn’t required for guests, we encourage vaccinations for all. Over 97% of our campus community is vaccinated. We greatly appreciate the willingness of everyone in the Wake Forest community to adhere to and follow health and safety guidelines to support the safety of all Wake Foresters.

A limited number of buildings are open for the public: Reynolda Hall, ZSR Library, Benson Center, Wait Chapel and Davis Chapel and certain athletics buildings are accessible to visitors.

Currently, masks must be worn in all indoor spaces and family units will be asked to be seated with social distance in mind. Any food and drink (lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments) will be served outdoors.

For additional information regarding steps the University is taking to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus, we strongly encourage you to review the University’s COVID-19 Notice.

We are grateful for your understanding and adherence to these protocols as we help create a safe experience for the campus community and visiting alumni families.


Questions? Contact Laura Crump Harrell ’92 at