Window on Wake Forest asked seniors what was on their “Bucket List,” the things they wanted to do before they graduated.
Hometown: Social Circle, Georgia
Plans after graduation: Wake Forest Fellow in the Advancement Office
- Visit Old Campus and eat a hot dog at the original Shorty’s.
- Walk over to Reynolda House — often. Visit the gardens, hang out on the lawn, run the trails, check out the art, tour the house, go to events. It’s all fun and free for students.
- Road trip at least once with a group of friends to a Wake Forest away game.
- Sign your name at the top of the bell tower.
- Go to the Lovefeast. Seeing the chapel full of candles is the perfect holiday tradition.
- Participate in Wake Forest traditions — from rolling the Quad, to knowing the words to the fight song.
- Meet Dr. Ed Wilson and read Jenny Puckett’s Last Lecture speech online.
- Find a favorite professor/mentor. Visit with, and thank, them often.
- Storm the field and rush the court (and take pictures while doing both.)
- Play in the sprinklers on the Quad on a spring/summer night.
Hometown: Asheboro, North Carolina
Major: Art History
Plans after graduation: Apply to graduate school for architecture
- Synchronized swimming in the Reynolds Tobacco fountain pool.
- Be present for/participate in a library atrium prank (Christmas decorations, paper airplanes, etc.).
- Camping in the woods on the Reynolda pathway … or at least read in a hammock out there.
- Eat and go to a bluegrass concert at Hillbilly Hideaway.
- Actually buy something from the Art-o-Mat in Benson.
- Help work on the farm over at the Children’s Home in the West End.
- Attend Easter or Christmas services at Home Moravian.
- Have a Winston-Salem party: Eating Krispy-Kreme donuts, smoking Camel cigarettes, and wearing only Hanes underwear.
- Read some of Paschall’s History of Wake Forest.
- Climb to the top (and I mean to the top point) of Wait Chapel and sign the journal.
Hometown: LaGrange, Georgia
Plans after graduation: Working for Ketchum South in Atlanta, the biggest public relations firm in the Southeast.
- Go tunneling
- Visit the top of Wait Chapel
- Visit the Old Campus
- Have a conversation with the President
- Party with a Benson Information Desk Worker
- Spend the night in the Library
- Visit Reynolda Gardens with a special friend
- Participate in Hit the Bricks
- Have a beer with my freshman year RA (of course when we were of age)
- Participate in Karaoke night at Fox and the Hound
- Study abroad
- Take an Alternative Spring Break with Volunteer Service Corps
- Forge a lasting relationship with one of my professors
- Roll the Quad
- Become a student leader and mentor to underclassmen
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