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.
2012 Highlights: Life on Campus
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.
Students create new event traditions at Wake Forest, celebrating fun and service, while still honoring tried and true autumn happenings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.