Schedule

    Event Descriptions

  • General Homecoming Events
    HOMECOMING WELCOME CENTER
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

    Manchester Plaza Lower Tent by Reynolda Hall

    Refreshments, activities, maps, giveaways, registration packets. Pick up your purchased class party and tailgate tickets. All your questions answered! NEW THIS YEAR: All football tickets are digital and will be sent by end of day Wednesday, October 27 to the email address used to register.

    PARTY SO DEAR
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

    Manchester Plaza

    Kick off the weekend with The Commodores.  Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students – all are invited! Party So Dear tickets limited to 8 per registrant. The first drink is on us – after that, additional bar tickets may be purchased – credit card only (no cash).

    HOMECOMING WELCOME CENTER
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

    Hearn Plaza (The Quad)

    Refreshments, activities, maps, giveaways, registration packets. Pick up tailgate tickets.

    FESTIVAL ON THE QUAD
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. 

    Hearn Plaza (The Quad)

    The Quad will be filled with food, music, face painters, games, and many other fun surprises. Many departments and organizations will be bringing their “open house” to the Quad. Come play along, sing along, share stories, or just visit with The Unbroken Circle and other “Friends of Billy Hamilton,“ on the Mag Patio from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., October 30 as we honor the memory of Wake Forest’s,“ Dean of Bluegrass.” 

    SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 – 10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

    Wait Chapel

    Join us for the annual Service of Remembrance to honor and remember the beloved members of our community who passed away between October 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021. A reading of names will take place. Following a brief musical interlude, the Homecoming Worship Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Masks required in all indoor buildings.

    HOMECOMING WORSHIP SERVICE
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 – 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

    Wait Chapel

    The Homecoming Worship Service will follow the Service of Remembrance after a brief musical interlude and start at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “Seeing Old Things New.” The Reverend Dr. Michael Queen ’68 will be the morning’s preacher. Musical selections will be led by the University Gospel Choir under the direction of Joshuah Campell, director of music and arts at the School of Divinity and director of the University Gospel Choir. Masks required in all indoor buildings.

  • Reunion Events
    CLASS OF 1965 & 1966, 55TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

    Old Town Club, Pool Pavilion
    2875 Old Town Club Road
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a casual dinner buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $60 per person.

    CLASS OF 1970 & 1971, 50TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Tented Magnolia Patio, Reynolda Hall

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends.  $30 per person.

    CLASS OF 1975 &1976, 45TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Tented Front Patio, Benson University Center

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person. 

    CLASS OF 1980 &1981, 40TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Manchester Plaza, Party So Dear Tent (Greene/Carswell Hall Side)

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends.  $30 per person.

    CLASS OF 1985 & 1986, 35TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Manchester Plaza, Party So Dear Tent (Benson/Tribble Side)

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person.

    CLASS OF 1990 & 1991, 30TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Manchester Plaza Fire Pits & Tent

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person. 

    CLASS OF 1995 & 1996, 25TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Farrell Hall Terrace & Fire Pit

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person. 

    CLASS OF 2000 & 2001, 20TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Reunion Party Village on Poteat Field

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person.

    CLASS OF 2005 & 2006, 15TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Reunion Party Village on Poteat Field

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person. 

    CLASS OF 2010 & 2011, 10TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Reunion Party Village on Poteat Field

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person. 

    CLASS OF 2015 & 2016, 5TH REUNION EVENT
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

    Reunion Party Village on Poteat Field

    Join class members from both classes for your reunion celebration.  Enjoy a delicious buffet and a glass of the finest while catching up with friends. $30 per person.

  • Golden Deacs Events
    GOLDEN DEACS, CLASS OF 1971 & EARLIER
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

    Benson University Center, Fourth Floor & Party So Dear Big Tent, Magnolia Quad

    Join us as we welcome the classes of 1970 & 1971 into the Golden Deacs.  The induction ceremony and 50 year pin presentation will take place from 3-4 p.m. in Benson Suite 401.  After the program, everyone is invited for early VIP access to Party So Dear in the big tent on the Magnolia Quad where refreshments will be served.   Masks will be required for the indoor portion of the event.

    Your packet for Reunion Party and Alumni Tailgate tickets may be picked up from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Homecoming Welcome Center under the lower tent on Manchester Plaza (next to Reynolda Hall). At 1:30 p.m. Golden Deacs’ ticket packets will be moved to Benson University Center so that the packets will be accessible beginning at 2 p.m. before the program at 3 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR: All football tickets are digital and will be sent by end of day Wednesday, October 27 to the email address used to register.

    More details about mobile ticketing here. 

  • Football and Tailgate Events
    TOUCHDOWN CLUB TICKET/TAILGATE PACKAGE
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER  30 – 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

    Bridger Field House Snead Room
    Truist Field

    Includes the Alumni Tailgate, North End Zone tickets, club level atmosphere, chair back seats. Enjoy access to elevators, food, & complimentary drink tickets in Bridger Field House. Reunion alumni will be seated together. Limited availability. Ticket/Tailgate package registration will close on Tuesday, October 19. After that date, football tickets will need to be purchased directly from WF Athletics. NEW THIS YEAR: All football tickets are digital and will be sent by end of day Wednesday, October 27 to the email address used to register. More details about mobile ticketing here. 

    Adults: $160
    Kids Under 10: $145

    GENERAL TICKET/TAILGATE PACKAGE
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER  30 – 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

    Truist Field Tickets in the Stands

    This package includes entrance to the Alumni Tailgate and assigned stadium seating. Reunion alumni will be seated with classmates based on availability. Ticket/Tailgate package registration will close on Tuesday, October 19. After that date, football tickets will need to be purchased directly from WF Athletics. NEW THIS YEAR: All football tickets are digital and will be sent by end of day Wednesday, October 27 to the email address used to register. More details about mobile ticketing here. 

    Adults: $75
    Kids Under 10: $60

    TAILGATE TICKET ONLY
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER  30 – 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

    Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (adjacent to LJVM parking lot)

    Join fellow Deacons for this fun pre-game tradition now expanded to the Fairgrounds. Price includes delicious tailgate menu, two drink tickets and live music. Cash bar. 

    Adults: $30
    Kids Under 10: $15

    FOOTBALL GAME, WFU VS. DUKE
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER  30 – 4:00 P.M.

    499 Deacon Blvd

    If you would like to purchase a game ticket only, please contact the Ticket Office at 1-888-758-DEAC (3322). Game time TBD. NEW THIS YEAR: All football tickets are digital and will be sent by email on Wednesday, October 27 to the email address used to register. More details about mobile ticketing here.

    PREMIUM SEATING AT TRUIST FIELD
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER  30 – 4:00 P.M.

    McCreary Tower
    Truist Field

    Flow Lexus Club Seats – $350

    This is the best club seat viewing area at Truist Field. Treat yourself to premium seating with amenities such as a chef-selected menu, Pepsi products, two beer/wine vouchers, and private lounge with multiple flat screen televisions.

    Pollard Club – $75

    This area is an add-on to the game ticket that you will purchase to get into the game.  This is an all-inclusive premium area on the east sideline that includes access to the amenities mentioned above. The Pollard Club is located on the concourse directly behind section 14.

    For more information about Premium Seating, please visit deaconclub.com. To purchase tickets in any of these areas, please contact Jon Hoban directly at 336-758-4030 or .

  • Affinity Events
    WAKE FOREST SCHOLARS OPEN HOUSE
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

    Davis Field
    Under the tent across from ZSR Library

    Calling all Alumni Scholars! You are invited to join Jackie Sheridan, our new Director of the Wake Forest Scholars Program, and fellow scholars for our Wake Forest Scholars Open House.

    AWFUBA VIRTUAL AFTER HOURS
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 9:00 – 10:00 P.M.

    Zoom (information will be shared in advance to all registrants)

    Celebrate Homecoming 2021 with alumni in Winston-Salem and beyond at this virtual event. Registration is required. Please contact Kelly Starnes at with any questions about this event.

    IN THE WAKE OF WOMEN: CELEBRATING SOCIETIES AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY AND EMPOWERING FUTURE SCHOLARS TO STUDY WOMEN STUDENTS’ POWER AND ENABLE THEM TO FIND THE RESILIENCE TO USE THE LEVERS OF CHANGE
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

    Tent on Davis Field in front of ZSR Library with a special optional viewing in Rm 624 ZSR Special Collections at 10:30 AM

    All women, their friends and families, as well as current students, are invited to a special brunch to celebrate Wake Forest women, the history of Societies at WFU, and those who gave shape and direction to Wake Forest’s culture on the Reynolda campus. Hear from Dr. Michele Gillespie, Presidential Endowed Chair of Southern History and the Dean of the College, and Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Associate Professor and Archivist, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Special Collections.

    AWFUBA BUSINESS MEETING
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

    Kitchin Hall 005, BSA Lounge Patio

    Hear updates from the AWFUBA (Association of WFU Black Alumni) Executive Board, campus-based Intercultural Center, and discuss plans for the coming year. Great opportunity to share your ideas and opinions. Please don’t miss it! Admission is FREE.

    INTERCULTURAL CENTER TAILGATE
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 2:30 – 4:00 P.M.

    Truist Field, Beside the indoor tennis center
    499 Deacon Blvd.

    Join fellow Deacs for the Intercultural Center Tailgate, starting 1.5 hours before kick-off, beside the Indoor Tennis Center. Admission is FREE, registration is required.

    AWFUBA AT THE GAME
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 4:00 P.M.

    Truist Field

    Purchase your game tickets in the Intercultural Center ticket block here. Game time will be announced 7-10 days in advance.

    CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 8:00 – 11:00 P.M.

    Benson University Center
    401

    This event celebrates the legacy of Black alumni and the Intercultural Center. It provides an opportunity for alumni and students to connect and network.
    Semi-formal dress. Admission is $10 for alumni; Free for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Varsity Club Events
    VARSITY CLUB GOLF OUTING
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

    Tanglewood Park Championship Course
    4061 Clemmons Road
    Clemmons, NC  27102
    (336)778-6300

    Varsity Club members are invited to a golf outing at Tanglewood Park’s Championship Course. Registration at Tanglewood Clubhouse is at 8:45 am; play begins at 9:30 am. Cost is $60, which includes cart, greens fees, gift, & boxed lunch.

    VARSITY CLUB TAILGATE TICKET
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

    Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
    421 West 27th Street

    Join fellow Deacons for this fun pre-game tradition at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Varsity Club members will have a designated area to gather under a tent, so look for Varsity Club signage. Cost for adults is $30 (kids under 10 are $15). If needed, please request game tickets below.

    VARSITY CLUB GAME TICKET(S)
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 4:00 P.M.

    Varsity Club members will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the Wake Forest vs. Duke football game. Additional tickets can be purchased for $15. Varsity Club members can also upgrade their experience by purchasing access to the brand new Harold Pollard Club by visiting https://fevo.me/varsityclub. Contact the Deacon Club at (336) 758-5626 with specific seating requests.

    NEW THIS YEAR: All football tickets are digital and will be sent by end of day Wednesday, October 27 to the email address used to register.

  • Campus Open House

    WFU Departments and Organizations have been invited to participate in Festival on the Quad on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. We are encouraging everyone to enjoy Homecoming in the great outdoors for safety. And currently, academic buildings are closed to guests. Check back often for the list of participating departments and organizations. Confirmed to be part of Festival on the Quad:

    • Baptist Student Union
    • Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
    • Deacon Demo Show (Chemistry, Physics and Biology)
    • Economics Department
    • Education Department
    • Environmental Program
    • Lam Museum of Anthropology
    • LGBTQ+ Center
    • Department of Politics & International Affairs
    • School of Divinity (Open House located in Davis Chapel)
    • Special Collections & Archives, ZSR Library
    • Office of Sustainability
    • Sustainability Graduate Programs
  • Other Events
    REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART
    GENERAL ADMISSION

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 – 1:30 – 4:30 P.M.

    Reynolda House Museum of American Art
    reynolda.org

    As part of your homecoming experience, tour Reynolda’s fall exhibition The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory & Community Response to reflect on your own life journey. Art from the permanent collections of Wake Forest University, the WFU Lam Museum of Anthropology, and Reynolda are displayed alongside one another to explore shared themes of our human experience. General admission also includes the historic house exhibition, The O’Keeffe Circle: Artist as Gallerist and Collector.

    COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS HOMECOMING RECEPTION
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

    Manchester Hall Patio

    Join the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics & Statistics for a Homecoming reception on the patio located outside the Manchester Hall first floor entrance on Manchester Plaza.

    ART DEPARTMENT, GALLERIES & COLLECTIONS HOMECOMING RECEPTION
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

    Scales Fine Arts Center
    Breezeway

    The Art Department will be hosting a Homecoming Reception with special guest Steve Gurysh ’06, Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Kansas. We also hope you’ll join us on Thursday, October 28 at 5:30 P.M. as Steve discusses his work in the Hanes Gallery, followed by a reception at stArt Gallery in Reynolda Village from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

    RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 3:30 p.m.

    Lam Museum of Anthropology at Palmer Hall

    Please join us to celebrate the naming of the Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology through a generous gift from the Lam Family. The museum is also open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Come explore exhibitions showcasing artifacts from around the world. Featured exhibits include “Life after Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico,” “The Private Life of Pots,” “Animal Origin: Tokens and Tools from Faunal Remains,” and “Culture at Stake.”

    FIELD HOCKEY VS. BOSTON COLLEGE
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 4:00 P.M.

    Kentner Stadium
    Winston-Salem, N.C.

    MEN’S SOCCER VS. SYRACUSE
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 – 7:00 P.M.

    Spry Stadium
    Winston-Salem, N.C.

    Visit godeacs.com for single game tickets. Children 3 and under do not need a ticket to enter if sitting on a lap.

    WAKE FOREST THEATRE PRODUCTION OF THE NORMAL HEART
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 7:30 P.M.
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 – 2:00 P.M.

    The Tedford Stage
    Scales Fine Arts Center

    In the early 1980s, one man rose up and helped lead an army to fight an ignored plague. Larry Kramer’s largely-autobiographical play, The Normal Heart, explores the politics, fear, anger, and frustration he experienced during the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York. This year, 2021, marks the 40th anniversary of the first cases of the disease later to be known as AIDS. Kramer’s The Normal Heart is a profound, tragic history lesson for audience members too young to remember this dark time in America, as well as those old enough to see the parallels between then and now.

    Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $7 for students.

    Chronological

  • Friday, October 29
    9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
    VARSITY CLUB GOLF OUTING

    Tanglewood Park Championship Course

    9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART
    GENERAL ADMISSION

    Reynolda House Museum of American Art

    11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
    HOMECOMING WELCOME CENTER

    Manchester Plaza Lower Tent by Reynolda Hall

    2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
    COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS RECEPTION

    Manchester Hall Patio

    2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    GOLDEN DEACS, CLASS OF 1971 & EARLIER

    Benson Fourth Floor & Party So Dear Big Tent

    3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
    ART DEPARTMENT, GALLERIES & COLLECTIONS HOMECOMING RECEPTION

    Scales Breezeway

    3:30 P.M.
    RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION

    Lam Museum of Anthropology at Palmer Hall

    4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
    WAKE FOREST SCHOLARS OPEN HOUSE

    Davis Field, under the tent across from ZSR Library

    4:00 P.M.
    FIELD HOCKEY VS. BOSTON COLLEGE

    Kentner Stadium

    4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
    PARTY SO DEAR

    Manchester Plaza

    6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
    CLASS OF 1965 & 1966, 55TH REUNION EVENT

    Old Town Club

    7:00 P.M.
    MEN’S SOCCER VS. SYRACUSE

    Spry Stadium

    7:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
    5th – 50th Reunion Class Events

    Tented Outdoor Campus Locations

    7:30 P.M.
    WAKE FOREST THEATRE PRODUCTION OF THE NORMAL HEART

    The Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

    9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
    AWFUBA VIRTUAL AFTER HOURS

    Virtual via Zoom

  • Saturday, October 30
    9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    HOMECOMING WELCOME CENTER

    Hearn Plaza (The Quad)

    9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    FESTIVAL ON THE QUAD

    Hearn Plaza (The Quad)

    9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    IN THE WAKE OF WOMEN: CELEBRATING SOCIETIES AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY AND EMPOWERING FUTURE SCHOLARS TO STUDY WOMEN STUDENTS’ POWER AND ENABLE THEM TO FIND THE RESILIENCE TO USE THE LEVERS OF CHANGE

    Tent on Davis Field in front of ZSR Library with a special optional viewing in Rm 624 ZSR Special Collections at 10:30 AM

    9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART
    GENERAL ADMISSION

    Reynolda House Museum of American Art

    10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    AWFUBA BUSINESS MEETING

    Kitchin Hall 005, BSA Lounge Patio

    1:00 – 3:30 P.M.
    ALUMNI TAILGATE

    Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

    4:00 P.M.
    FOOTBALL GAME, WFU VS. DUKE

    Truist Field

    7:30 P.M.
    WAKE FOREST THEATRE PRODUCTION OF THE NORMAL HEART

    The Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

    8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
    CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE

    Benson University Center 401

  • Sunday, October 31
    10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
    SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

    Wait Chapel

    11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    HOMECOMING WORSHIP SERVICE

    Wait Chapel

    1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART
    GENERAL ADMISSION

    Reynolda House Museum of American Art

    2:00 P.M.
    WAKE FOREST THEATRE PRODUCTION OF THE NORMAL HEART

    The Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center