- Friday, October 28, 2016
Homecoming Welcome Desk – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Reynolda Hall Main Lobby (Quad/Green Room Level)Pre-purchased tickets will be available for pick-up.
Reynolda Campus Open House – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Wake Forest University
1834 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106Our doors are open for you to stop by, visit, and experience campus life. A detailed guide listing locations and activities is available at the Welcome Desk, or simply visit homecoming.wfu.edu.
Service of Remembrance – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Wait ChapelJoin us for a memorial service honoring alumni, faculty, staff, and students who passed away between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.
Party So Dear – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Manchester PlazaThe magnolias will be swaying to the sounds of The Spinners while we unveil a three-ton, nationwide surprise you won’t want to miss. We’ll have a cash bar, and all registrants will receive two complimentary drink tickets.
Young Alumni Gathering – 9:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.Manchester PlazaThis special event is specifically for Alumni from Classes 2012 – 2016, and MamaDear (featuring our very own Parker Bradway ‘11) will be performing live. Cold beer and late-night snacks will be waiting for you.
Class of 1961 Reunion Event – 7:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.McCreary Field House
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106Come celebrate 55 wonderful years in the country’s premier indoor practice facility. Enjoy a tour, drinks and a casual dinner while catching up with dear friends.
Class of 1966 Reunion Dinner – 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Benson Room 401 ABCD (all rooms) – Buffet MealCome join classmates to celebrate 50 great years. Dr. Edwin Wilson (’43), provost emeritus, will be the guest speaker to provide insights and reflections on your class and Wake Forest. Enjoy drinks and appetizers followed by a delicious dinner buffet.
Class of 1971, 45th Reunion Event – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Alumni Hall PatioEnjoy a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer.
Class of 1976, 40th Reunion Event – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Zick’s (former post office)Raise a glass to celebrate 40 years with friends! Party on the Quad in the heart of where it all began. Enjoy a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 1981, 35th Reunion Event – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Sutton Center Lowden Gymnasium (Upper)
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106Don’t miss this time to reconnect with old friends in this beautiful new space on campus. Enjoy a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair. Open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 1986, 30th Reunion Event – 8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.Farrell Hall PatioGather by the fire pit on the back patio of Farrell Hall for a night of friends and fun. Enjoy a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 1991, 25th Reunion Event – 7:30 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.ZSR Library AtriumCome and experience the library like never before and celebrate 25 fantastic years! Enjoy a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 1996, 20th Reunion Event – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Reynolda Hall Magnolia RoomEnjoy views of south campus and Wait Chapel while celebrating 20 great years with friends and classmates. Experience a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 2001, 15th Reunion Event – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Benson Front PatioCome celebrate your 15th reunion back on campus where it all happened. Reconnect with classmates while enjoying a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 2006, 10th Reunion Event – 8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.Benson Shorty’sReunite and reconnect with classmates in a favorite place on campus. Listen to live music from Mag Quad 9-11 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
Class of 2011, 5th Reunion Event – 8:30 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.Reynolda Hall Magnolia PatioCheers to Five Years! Celebrate and reconnect in the heart of where it all began. Listen to live music from Mag Quad 9-11 p.m. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres with a NC flair and an open wine and beer bar featuring local craft beer. Casual attire.
It’s Still Greek to Me! – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.ZSR Library Room 404All your questions about WF fraternity and sorority life today answered. Hosted by the Greek Alumni Advisory Board and the Office of Campus Life.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…And Our Next President Is… – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Benson Pugh AuditoriumFinal thoughts on this historical and unpredictable presidential race. Katy Harriger, Department Chair of Politics and International Affairs.
Career Check-In: Are You Where You Want To Be? – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Reynolda Hall Room 230Heidi Robinson, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Patrick Sullivan, Interim Director, Career Education and Coaching.
Golden Deacs Gathering – 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Benson Third Floor LobbyShare coffee and a stroll down memory lane with your fellow Deacs.
Half-Century Club and Class of 1966 Photos – 11:00 a.m.Benson Interior Stairway
Golden Deacs Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Benson Room 401 ABCD (all rooms) – Buffet MealThe Class of 1966 will be inducted into the Half-Century Club. Members of the Class of 1961 will be recognized for their 55th Reunion.
Black Alumni Networking Mixer/Party – 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.Pro Humanitate Institute/Anna Julia Cooper Center
2599 Reynolda Rd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109Much better known as the Old Head Turn-Up!
Hosted by Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry (’94)
Free Food/ Open Bar/ DJ and Dancing
Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association (HOLAA) Kick-Off – 7:00 p.m.Home of Dr. Ana Wahl and Dr. Steve Gunkel
1043 Paschal Drive
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106Alumni and families with a Latin American or Spanish speaking cultural heritage are invited to attend the inaugural reception for Wake Forest’s Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association. Celebrate our accomplishments with familiar faces and cultural food!
Varsity Club Golf Outing – 10:00 a.m.Bermuda Run West
129 Orchard Park Drive
Advance, North Carolina 27006Varsity Club members are invited to participate in a golf outing at Bermuda Run. Registration will take place at West Course Clubhouse at 10:00 am; tournament begins at 10:30 am. The cost includes cart, green fees, a commemorative gift, and a boxed lunch.
Back to the Classroom: “Why Business?” – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Farrell HallIn this “back to the classroom” experience, School of Business professor and director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Matthew Phillips, will showcase the new “Why Business?” course.
“Taste of North Carolina” Wine-Tasting – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Farrell HallJoin Dean Iacovou, Kenny Herbst, Bill Marcum, Ajay Patel, Jack Wilkerson, more of your favorite faculty, and friends for this by-registration-only wine tasting event.
- Saturday, October 29, 2016
Homecoming Welcome Desk – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Reynolda Hall Main Lobby (Quad/Green Room Level)Pre-purchased tickets will be available for pick-up. Tickets that have not been picked up by noon will be delivered to the tailgate area on Baity Street.
Festival on the Quad – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Hearn Plaza The QuadEnjoy fun activities while reconnecting with your classmates and their families. The Quad will be filled with food, music, games, activities, and other fun surprises.
Breakfast in “The Pit” – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Reynolda Hall Cafeteria (The Pit)Come enjoy a full breakfast in “The Pit.” Registration is not required. $11 at the door.
Alumni Coffee – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.University BookstoreCome enjoy coffee at the bookstore while visiting with classmates and friends.
The Unbroken Circle and Friends – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Reynolda Hall Green RoomEnjoy great live entertainment and bring your banjo – listeners, foot-tappers, and participants welcome!
Deacon Demo Show VII – 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Winston Hall Room 126A Chemistry, Physics and Biology demonstration show with a Wake Forest twist. Appropriate for all ages and departmental affiliations.
Reception for Chemistry, Physics and Biology Alumni – 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Winston HallTouch base and reminisce with old friends and faculty while enjoying light refreshments. Tours of Salem Hall and Olin Hall will also be available.
Intercultural Center Homecoming Tailgate – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.BB&T Field
499 Deacon Blvd
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105The Intercultural Center (formerly Office of Multicultural Affairs) Tailgate will take place inside the stadium complex next to the Indoor Tennis Center 2 hours before kick-off. Catch up with fellow Deacons and enjoy great food.
Alumni Tailgate Ticket Only – 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Baity Street Tailgate Town
505 Baity Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105Join fellow Deacons for this fun pre-game tradition on Baity Street! Price includes new expanded tailgate menu, two drink tickets and live music. Cash bar.
General Ticket/Tailgate Package – 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.BB&T Field Tickets in the Stands
499 Deacon Blvd
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105This package includes entrance to the Alumni Tailgate and general stadium seating. Reunion alumni will be seated with classmates based on availability in the East Stands.
Touchdown Club Ticket/Tailgate Package – 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Bridger Field House Snead Room
BB&T FieldIncludes the Alumni Tailgate, tickets in the North End Zone, club level atmosphere & chair back seats. Enjoy access to elevators, AC, food, & complimentary drink tickets in Bridger Field House. Reunion alumni seated with classmates. SOLD OUT.
Deacon Walk – 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.BB&T Field In front of Deacon Tower
499 Deacon Blvd
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105Come cheer the Deacons as they prepare to take on Army!
Football Game, WFU vs. Army – 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.BB&T Field
499 Deacon Blvd
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM. If you would like to purchase a game ticket only, please contact the Ticket Office at 1-888-758-DEAC (3322).
AWFUBA Business Meeting – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Tribble Hall A110, DeTamble Auditorium
Celebration of the Black Experience – 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Reynolda Hall Green Room and Magnolia PatioJoin us for the 2nd annual Celebration of the Black Experience, honoring the history and ongoing contributions of students, alumni, and faculty/staff of the WFU community. Light refreshments will be served, with remarks to begin promptly at 9 pm.
School of Business Alumni Tailgate – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Bridger Field House
BB&T FieldConnect with fellow School of Business alumni for a pre-game tailgate at Bridger Field House, including an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the facilities at BB&T Field.
- Sunday, October 30, 2016
Sunday Service and Gospel Choir Brunch – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Byrum Welcome & Admissions Center