The University Events team creates and produces over 80 – 100 events each year to support the mission of Wake Forest University.   The primary objective of University Events is for each event to reflect positively on Wake Forest. To attain this objective, our team of professionals provides the guidance, tools, and resources to make every Wake Forest event a success. Contact the University Event team for event resources and support. Our goal is to make your event successful.

Some events and services are not managed by University Events including summer conferences, scheduling a wedding or reserving an athletic venue.

For information about graduation weekend, please visit the Commencement Website.


Main line: 336.758.3531
Fax: 336.758.5108

Mailing Address

University Events
Wake Forest University
PO Box 7227
Winston Salem, NC 27109

Shipping Address

University Events
Alumni Hall/University Advancement
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106

Distinguished Alumni Awards

University Events

The University Event team partners with colleagues across campus to produce unique and annual events including the Distinguished Alumni Dinner, New Student Orientation, Center for Private Business Programs, and eight Volunteer Board and Council meetings.

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Wake Will Lead - Charlotte

University Advancement

The University Event team produces events for donor-focused events including regional, stewardship, recognition and Wake Will Lead Campaign events.

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Voices of Our Time

Established in 2006 by Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch, Voices of Our Time is a guest speaker series that brings some of the world’s leading thinkers to campus.

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The Leadership Project

An initiative designed to engage members of the Wake Forest community with inspiring stories from leaders who represent a variety of professional paths, span a range of age groups and embrace diverse worldview.

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New students are welcomed to campus with a Convocation in Wait Chapel during orientation weekend. The event features greetings from the University President, the Dean of the College and others.

Founders’ Day & Convocations


Students, families, faculty members and friends gather to celebrate the culmination of a considerable academic accomplishment.

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