In addition to WAKECommunity events that occur regionally, there are signature events that are traditional to the annual calendar. Attending alumni engagement events in your area or when on campus provides valuable connectivity with Wake Foresters, and earns the “E” for Loyal DEAC. Some of our signature events are featured below. Check out the event albums on our Flickr page.

Alumni Admissions Forum

Biannual event on campus for alumni and their high school aged children to learn about the college admissions process and experience a special day at Wake Forest. This popular program is co-hosted by the Offices of Alumni Engagement and Undergraduate Admissions.

Deacs in Love

Two Wake Forest alumni in love with one another. Couples are invited for a special event on campus that occurs biennially over a February weekend.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year the Wake Forest University Alumni Association presents awards to alumni whose achievements and recognition have reflected honor on their alma mater. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are conferred annually at a signature event that celebrates the achievements of each recipient.

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Each year over 3,500 alumni, friends, and families participate in this special weekend to reconnect with classmates, visit faculty, and experience Party So Dear, Class Parties, Festival on the Quad, Alumni Tailgate, the football game, and so much more!

Pro Humanitate Days

Wake Foresters participate in the annual celebration of the Pro Humanitate spirit. WFU alumni, families, and friends are invited to serve their community either by joining one of our community-organized events or completing a project on their own during Pro Humanitate Days. #GoodWearsBlack.

Wake Welcomes

Hosted by WAKECommunities volunteers, events are held across the country and around the world from mid-September to mid-October to officially welcome our newest alumni into their new city.

Wake Women’s Weekend

A biennial weekend intended to be an opportunity for personal, professional, and intellectual development via workshops, presentations, and facilitated discussions by alumnae, faculty, staff, and friends. The weekend is also a time to come “home” and reconnect with the campus and old friends, as well as, create new connections with other Wake Forest women.