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Wake Forest launches ‘Thrive’

Today’s campus-wide introduction of “Thrive,” the University’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing, features fun activities to get people thinking and talking about serious topics such as financial planning, work satisfaction, intellectual engagement, emotional health and spirituality.

Junior John Marbach and senior Nikolai Hlebowitsh chat about their experiences in the tech industry in Zick's pizza joint on campus.

An investment in wellbeing

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University’s efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.

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A dynamic hub for wellbeing

On Sept. 5, Wake Forest will break ground on The Sutton Center, a two-story addition to Reynolds Gym that marks the first of three planned phases to transform the historic building into a dynamic hub for campus-wide wellbeing.

Mapped: Fall 2014 enrollment by state, N.C. county

Every fall, first-year Wake Forest students make their way across county lines, state borders and even oceans to begin their experience with “Mother, So Dear.” More than 1,250 first-year students from 43 states and around the world will call Wake Forest home. Use these maps to see the geographic diversity of the incoming first-year class. […]

Marianne Magjuka, Gracie Harrington, Sonia Kuguru, Nick Bennett, Chizoba Ukairo and Javar Jones (left to right) represented Wake Forest at the inaugural PULSE Institute.

Learning to listen deeply

A delegation of Wake Forest students participated in the inaugural PULSE Institute — a new college retreat program designed to explore identity, leadership and inclusion. Wake Forest was one of 14 colleges and universities to participate.

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Looking back at 2013-2014

Wake Foresters had a knockout year. From celebrating world-class rankings to achievements in the classroom, across campus and abroad, the University continues to inspire and impact the world.

A financial aid package helped make Sarah Millsaps' dream of attending Wake Forest University a reality.

Priceless opportunities: $400M and counting

Thanks to the largest fundraising year in University history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has raised more than $402 million of the $600 million Reynolda Campus goal, making it possible for students like Sarah Millsaps (’16) to say “yes” to Wake Forest.

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Welcome to college (almost)

From lectures to team building to serving in the community, 51 students from 15 states get a taste of college life at LENS@Wake Forest, a three-week pre-college sustainability program.

Seniors Nayan Hussain and Elizabeth Law work on creating visual maps that will help them think about possible career paths.

Arts and humanities at Wake Forest

Arts and humanities offer opportunities to learn about life through a variety of lenses. A new interdisciplinary program and a class where theatre students help train counseling students are just two examples of how Wake Forest combines imagination and insight.

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Meet the Class of 2014

Meet 14 graduates inspired by their experiences at Wake Forest to lead lives that matter.