Alumni Admissions Forum
Friday, November 16, 2018
(schedule is subject to change)
8 – 8:55 a.m. Check-In and Morning Gathering – Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center and Admissions Office
9 a.m. Alumni Admissions Forum Opening Session – Kulynuch Auditorium
- Why is Mother So Dear?
Jennie Harris ’06, Associate Dean of Admissions
- Thoughts from the Dean
Martha Allman ’82, MBA ’92, Dean of Admissions
9:45 a.m. Break – Continue to enjoy refreshments on the patio and in the living room.
10 a.m. College 101 – Kulynuch Auditorium
Dawn Calhoun ’99, MA ’07, Associate Dean of Admissions
Kevin Pittard ’85, Associate Dean of Admissions
10:50 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Breakout Sessions
- Class Simulation (students)
– Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center and Admissions Office
- Financial Aid and Scholarships (parents)
– Kulynuch Auditorium
Paul Gauthier ’93, Associate Dean
Bill Wells ’74, Director of Financial Aid
- College Parenting (parents of rising seniors) – ZSR Library, Auditorium
Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94, Executive Director of Family Communications and Volunteer Management
12 p.m. Lunch
Reynolda Hall, 2nd Floor
Students and parents will walk separately to Benson. There will be several dining rooms, each featuring a specific, casual presentation including Q & A. Pick up your lunch and join the room featuring your preferred luncheon conversation. Families are welcome to “split up” and join different groups. Speakers will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. or when the room is filled. Possible topics:
- Campus Life
- Application Time: All about Interviews and Essays
- Majors & Minors, Research, Wake Downtown & Wake Washington
- Global Programs and Studies
Choose Your Own Adventure:
- 1:15 – 3:30 p.m. Wake Downtown Tour
Shuttles will depart from the flagpole in Lot C – just outside Reynolda Hall.
- 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. WFU Campus Tours
Walking tour providing broad overview of the campus, led by Admissions’ Tour Guides.
- 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Campus 101 Experiences
- Campus Recreation 101
– Reynolds Gymnasium
Meet inside the front door.
Tour the newly renovated spaces and learn about the many programs and opportunities offered.
- School of Business 101
– Farrell Hall, Room 108
Farrell Hall tour and presentation of the programs and current admissions process for the undergraduate School of Business.
- Global Programs and Studies 101
– ZSR Library, Auditorium
Presentation by Janice Claybrook, Assistant Director and Program Coordinator for Global AWAKEnings. Learn about Wake Forest’s opportunities to study internationally.
- Office of Personal and Career Development 101
– Reynolda Hall, OPCD Suite
Learn about the Wake Forest career community and what it means for students. Facilitated by Heidi Robinson MA ’11, Director of Career Education and Training and Patrick Sullivan ’93, MBA ’03, Interim Director, Office of Personal and Career Development.
3:30 – 5 p.m. Q & A Farewell Reception
Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center and Admissions Office
At the conclusion of your afternoon tour, make your way back to the Welcome Center for an informal reception. Enjoy refreshments and another opportunity to ask questions of the Admissions Team.