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2012 Highlights: Life on Campus


Goodbye fall semester 2012

Historically, Wake Forest undergrads pass in and out of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library nearly 25,000 times during exam week. To help with the long hours and anxiety of final tests and papers, the community comes together to offer students some welcome breaks.


Turkeypalooza feeds the hungry

The sixth annual Turkeypalooza brought student and faculty volunteers together during the week of November 13 to prepare and deliver more than 400 Thanksgiving meals to local organizations.

Wake Forest students play Humans vs. Zombies, a new tradition on campus, in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Exploring new traditions

Students create new event traditions at Wake Forest, celebrating fun and service, while still honoring tried and true autumn happenings.


An enchanted Halloween

The 24th annual Project Pumpkin brought more than 1,400 Winston-Salem area children to campus for an afternoon of fall celebrations. Sponsored by the Volunteer Service Corps, Project Pumpkin is one of WFU’s largest community events.

The Demon Deacon

The student-athlete balance

Established in 2005, the Dean’s Cup recognizes the Wake Forest athletic team with the highest grade point average each academic year. Recently, men’s track and field/cross country and women’s golf celebrated a three-peat. Each team has captured three consecutive titles.

Members of the Wake Forest community run laps on Hearn Plaza to raise money for cancer research in the 10th annual Hit the Bricks for Brian.

Hit The Bricks turns 10

When Hit the Bricks began in 2002, it raised about $3,000 and had only a handful of teams participate. Last year, the competition raised more than $26,000 and had 89 teams enroll. This year, a new record of 93 teams ran laps to support the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive.

Spanish professor Jerid Francom (in doorway) and religion professor Lynn Neal talk with students in South Residence Hall during Faculty House Calls.

Faculty House Calls

On August 30, more than 40 faculty members representing 13 academic disciplines visited first-year students in their residence halls. Each faculty pair, along with a residence life and housing staffer, welcomed an average of 60 students in the Class of 2016 through a program called Faculty House Calls.


One Day Without Shoes

On April 10, more than 180 students walked barefoot on Hearn Plaza and lined the Quad with paper feet to show support for children in sub-Saharan Africa who walk to school without shoes.


A clothesline for human rights

Though junior Ariella Akeza was born in the U.S., her family’s experiences during the civil war in Burundi have inspired her to help educate others that human rights are imperative for global peace.


Fun and fellowship at ‘Camp Hatch’

Neither wind, nor rain, nor the threat of lightning dampened the spirits of 30 students at Camp Hatch 2012. Students camped out on the front lawn of the President’s home while enjoying food, games, and the chance to interact with Hatch and his wife, Julie.