WakeNetwork F.A.Q.

What is the WakeNetwork?
The WakeNetwork is a searchable database of information on all alumni, parents, and friends of Wake Forest. Every entry, unless the preferences are otherwise set, contains an individuals name, association with Wake Forest, and contact information. The Directory also displays class year, course of study and Wake Forest degree attained by alumni.

Who can use the WakeNetwork?
Only alumni, parents, and friends of the University who have registered will have access to the Online Alumni Directory. Your information will not be accessible to everyone on the web. Applications for WakeNetwork use are reviewed by the Alumni Office daily.

Do my home address and phone number have to appear?
All alumni can select options to configure their own Personal Information page to limit what personal information is displayed in the WakeNetwork. These options include the ability to hide both your home and work addresses and phone numbers. Once hidden, your addresses and phone numbers will be invisible to everyone but yourself.

More about security…
WakeNetwork offers several layers of protection for its many users. It offers optional internal security and privacy, allowing members to hide their addresses and phone numbers if they desire. Not only does each and every alumni have the optional internal privacy, they are also protected from outsiders gaining access to the information. Remember, WakeNetwork allows only Wake Forest alumni, friends and parents to register and gain access to the Online Alumni Directory. Furthermore, any contact that a member and his/her computer have with WakeNetwork is carried out through ‘secure-mode’ in the browser, meaning that any information sent between the alum and WakeNetwork is encrypted so that outsiders and hackers have no access and cannot interrupt and view your information. To lay all fears to rest, WakeNetwork offers three layers of security for its users: optional internal privacy (ability to hide addresses and phone numbers), mandatory external security (allowing only alumni, friends and parents to register for access), and finally mandatory encryption (keeping your personal information out of the “outsider’s hands”).

If I conceal my address information will I still get my Wake Forest Magazine and mail from the Alumni Association?
Yes. If you should choose to conceal your address, it will be hidden to anyone who attempts to access it though the web. However, the Alumni Association uses the address database to send you mailings and the Wake Forest Magazine. Choosing to hide your address through WakeNetwork has absolutely no bearing on the accessibility of your address to the Alumni Association

I am having trouble finding the Alumni Directory
Login at http://go.wfu.edu/wakenetwork.

Tips/Tricks to Searching the Directory
You can search the alumni directory by many fields including: Name, Association, Class Year, School, City, State, Major, Minor, Student Involvement, and Employer.

The first name field searches nicknames as well as full names (e.g., you may enter Robert or Bob if Bob is a known nickname.

The last name field searches against attend, maiden, and legal names.

Use Advanced Search if basic search results in too many matches

Search incorporates wildcards: Use partial keywords to search a wider range of data. (e.g., Typing “200” in Class year will return anyone who graduated between 2000 – 2009. Similarly, typing “is” in Department will return both “History” and “Chemistry” majors.)