2,685 Alumni, Parents and Friends

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WAKEChicago is a volunteer-led group dedicated to engaging alumni, parents and friends in the area. We plan a variety of programs throughout the year for all ages to participate in social, athletic, networking, and service opportunities. We hope you will join us at our next event. Go Deacs!

Upcoming Events

No events currently planned. Contact your local Community Officers or alumni@wfu.edu with event ideas!

Past Events


WAKEthe City Chicago
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Hamilton Exhibit Tour
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Connections and Conversation
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Birmingham Bowl Game Watch
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Inclusion and Diversity at Wake
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join José Villalba, Chief Diversity Officer at Wake Forest University for an intimate lunch & learn experience, designed to provide a critical understanding of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion’s vision, mission, and guiding processes.


WAKEChicago: WFU vs. BC Game Watch @ Tobacco Road
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join the WAKEChicago Community at Tobacco Road for a game watch experience as the Deacons take on Boston College. Tobacco road is a nostalgic sports bar devoted to the Atlantic Coast Conference with Carolina eats & house cocktails, so it's sure to be fun!


Volunteer Interest Meeting & Loyal DEAC Happy Hour
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


New Student Reception
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

At the home of Alison and Jim Moriarity (P'19)


Streakin' Deacon Happy Hour
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


ACC Happy Hour
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Community Leadership


Pete Delneky ('04)

If you would like to help plan future events for this community, please contact alumni@wfu.edu.