“Mother So Dear misses you, too. Wherever you are right now, you’re a Deac. We're family. And we’ll get through this together.” Missing Our Deacs Video, @WakeForest Twitter


Dear Members of the Wake Forest Family,

When our world turns upside down, we want to hold on to those closest to our hearts.

Life has changed dramatically for all of us, and every day brings new information and new adjustments to our lives. Like you, we are trying to make sense of this “new normal” while we take care of our friends, families, and communities. 

As President Hatch wrote in a recent letter, in times like these “we need to make sure that the stress of this crisis bends us toward each other.” And that means you, our Wake Forest alumni, friends, and family who hold Mother So Dear. To that end, you’ll find here a new landing page designed by the Alumni Engagement team to bring ideas, comfort, and connection during the challenging days ahead. 

Please reach out to us to share your own experiences and expertise by filling out the form below. You’ll find it under the section titled, “How can we help?” We’ll keep adding resources and virtual programming in the days ahead, so check back often for more information and inspiration. We are here to keep you moored to things that are constant and true.

In the meantime, we know you will approach these times in the spirit of Pro Humanitate by looking outward as well as within. We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing you again on campus someday soon. 

Mary Tribble (’82, MA ’19), Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies
Kelly McConnico (’00), Assistant Vice President, Alumni Engagement


Need some inspiration?


by visiting the Calm Blog

for free mental and emotional wellness resources.


Wake Forest School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton’s message

“The Now Normal”

Working remotely?


Employment Law & Employee Benefits re: COVID-19

presented on April 9 by the Center for Private Business

Are you a caregiver?


How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family

from Greater Good Magazine


Old Salem through their Exploratoriumonline field trips for children


the Kids Cooking Coalition through the Office of Civic and Community Engagement

Hungry for some brain food?


Yale’s “Happiness Course,” The Science of Well-Being to engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits



to Social Distance: This is as real as it gets featuring Dr. James Hamblin (’05)

recommended by the Wake Forest Magazine


the history of Graylyn, the former residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bowman Gray and current International Conference Center

Looking for good entertainment?


this year’s virtual Wake ‘N Shake that raised over $383,000 by watching these inspiring stories and awesome dance submissions.



using these 28 Tips that Professional Organizers Swear By from MyDomaine.com


Wake Forest trivia games to test your knowledge of WFU!



How can I help?


local businesses in your community.
More information on Alumni-owned businesses to come!


to the Pro Humanitate crowdfunding effort,

to assist Faculty, Staff and Students in times of financial hardship

Reflect On

“The Meaning Of a Motto”

written by emeritus faculty, James Powell

How can we help?

How Can We Help?

  • Even as traditional methods of engagement have changed, the Office of Alumni Engagement remains committed to you. Please offer your thoughts, ideas, and feedback below. As always, Go Deacs!

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