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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!


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Upcoming Events

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

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Past Events

Nov 20

WFU at Clemson Football Game Watch

Chicago Deacs - our #13 Wake Forest Football team is 9-1 and headed to Clemson this weekend with an opportunity to win the ACC Atlantic... Saturday, November 20, 2021

Nov 6

WFU at UNC Football Game Watch

WAKChicago Alumni and Parents - You are invited to join us for some football, food and drinks while we cheer on our #10 ranked Demon... Saturday, November 06, 2021

Jul 16

New Student Reception - Madigan/Moriarity

Congratulations and Welcome, Wake Forest Class of 2024! You are cordially invited to a virtual reception for incoming Wake Forest students and parents... Thursday, July 16, 2020

Feb 25

WAKEChicago Bulls vs OKC Thunder Game & Meetup

Enjoy a legendary outing at a Chicago Bulls game with WAKEChicago area alumni, family, and friends. Share the excitement of Bulls basketball and the NBA's... Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dec 27

WAKEChicago New Era Pinstripe Bowl Game Watch

Come cheer on the Deacs as they compete for their Chicago area will gather at Tobacco Road to watch WFU take on Michigan State in... Friday, December 27, 2019

Oct 19

WAKEChicago WFU vs FSU Game Watch

Join fellow Chicago area alumni and friends at Tobacco Road Tap Room in Lincoln Park on October 19th to watch the Deacs take on Florida... Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sep 28

WAKEChicago WFU vs BC Game Watch

Join fellow Chicago area alumni and friends at Tobacco Road Tap Room in Lincoln Park on September 28th to watch the Deacs take on Boston... Saturday, September 28, 2019

Aug 26

Wake Welcome

Join us as we welcome the Class of 2019 into the alumni family! In cities around the country, we’re hosting WAKEWelcomes to celebrate the... Monday, August 26, 2019

Jun 5

WAKEthe City Chicago

Please join us as we recognize the WAKEChicago Community leadership team, and celebrate the robust network of 250,412 Wake Forest alumni, parents, and friends around... Wednesday, June 05, 2019

May 8

Hamilton Exhibit Tour

Join WAKEChicago for a guided group tour of Hamilton: The Exhibit at Northerly Island. Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now,... Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Community Leadership


Pete Delneky ('04) 

Executive Committee

Michael Montgomery ('12) 

Lindsey von Thron ('06) 

Bryan Willis ('14) 

Cori Wixon ('15) 

Staff Coordinator

Evan McMillan ('07) 

President Elect

Fred Welker ('03) 

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