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A new Commencement tradition

For more than 40 years, the raising of the Commencement stage and a tent cover on the Quad have been a treasured part of graduation. This year, the University has updated and refined the experience for graduates and their guests.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University alumni fight against childhood hunger

Who: Wake Forest alumni, staff and parents will work at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to fight childhood hunger in the Winston-Salem community. When:  Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. What:  During Pro Humanitate Day (which takes its name from Wake Forest’s motto, meaning “for humanity”), Wake Forest […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University Commencement 2015: Story Ideas

SPEAKERS: Commencement: Stephen Colbert, comedian and late night television host, will deliver Wake Forest University’s 2015 commencement address on Monday, May 18. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Hearn Plaza. Baccalaureate: Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Pusey Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church will deliver the 2015 […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest students support Nepal

Despite finals looming, Wake Forest students have banned together to raise awareness and funds for the earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25. For more than 10 years, Wake Forest students have studied in Nepal with Associate Professor of Anthropology Steve Folmar through the five-week Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN). Most recently, student groups have […]

Senior art major Kristi Chan is offering photos for purchase to support Nepali relief efforts.

Wake Foresters support Nepal

Anthropology students who conducted research in Besisahar, Nepal, located only a couple of miles from the epicenter of the earthquake that devastated the region on April 25, are leading relief efforts in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

Student organizers of Hoda Kotb's campus visit get backstage access.

Hoda on humor and happiness

Hoda Kotb, Today Show co-host, shared career and personal experiences, offering nuggets of wisdom that appealed to everyone in the Wait Chapel audience, from graduating seniors to community book clubs.


Painting with a purpose

The campus community took a break from class and the work week to focus on wellbeing and service through painting. Some painted for relaxation, while others painted desks for local elementary school children.

Media Advisory: Testosterone key to new bird bang theory

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – April 22, 2015) – New research from a Wake Forest University biologist who studies animal behavior suggests that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species. Assistant professor of biology Matthew Fuxjager studies the physiological basis of bird behavior, with a particular […]


Sustainability grad student sets example

The Master of Arts in Sustainability program, an interdisciplinary one-year program that gives students and early to mid-career professionals the diverse skillset they need to work in the global sustainability marketplace, will graduate its first students this year.

Media Advisory: STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours announced

Who and What: Students from 12 local and regional public high schools and prospective Wake Forest University students will have the chance to get a more up close and personal look at STEM fields of study during STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours. They will have the opportunity to participate in six 20-minute collegiate laboratory sessions […]