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

  • Welcome
    Laura Harrell ’92, Director, Engagement Programs
  • 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
Arron Marlowe-Rogers ’95, JD ’02, 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
    Tom Phillips, Associate Dean and Director of Wake Forest Scholars Program
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships (parents)
 – Kulynuch Auditorium

    Paul Gauthier ’93, Associate Dean
    Milton King ’89, MBA ’92, Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • College Parenting (parents of rising seniors) –Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center
    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
  • Wake Away opportunities

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.