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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 Virtual Events
Wake Forest Homecoming 2020: Get Your DeacON(line)!
October 19 – 25 | Registration Now Open!
It’s been a decade-long year, but we couldn’t go any longer without “seeing” you and giving you a chance to connect to Mother So Dear. So we pulled on our suit jacket, tied our bow tie, and donned our thinking top hat to provide opportunities for WFU alumni to get their DeacON(line)! Click here to list a list of all virtual Homecoming events – Go Deacs!
Learn With Life After Wake In the Wednesday Webinar Series! Throughout the fall, we’re offering 30-minute webinars to help you cope, grow, learn, and connect. Register for one or all of the webinars below! We’ll record each presentation, so even if you can’t join live, you’ll have a chance to watch the content at another time.
- October 28: Leveraging LinkedIn
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- November 11: LBGTQ Inclusion
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- November 18: Make Networking Work for You
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- December 2: Q&A with Employer Relations
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rare Book Collection with Rare Books Curator Megan Mulder
Tuesday, October 13 | 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Join Special Collections Librarian and Rare Books Curator Megan Mulder for an introduction to ZSR Library’s fascinating Rare Books Collection. We’ll learn about the history of the collection, what makes a book “rare,” and how we are continuing to grow the collection. We’ll also look at some of the materials that have been integrated into Wake Forest college classes over the past year. If you think you know what a rare book is and who is likely to use it, you may be in for some surprises!
Face to Face Speaker Forum
Wake Forest University is excited to announce the genesis of a new community asset, the Face to Face Speaker Forum. This signature speaker series will bring world-class speakers to Winston-Salem on an annual basis. The events in each season will cover a variety of topics, including political affairs, arts & culture, innovation & business, and social justice & global issues.
- A Conversation Between Pulitzer Prize winning Columnists, Peggy Noonan of Wall Street Journal & Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post (October 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. EDT) – Register Here
Will My Vote Count? Securing the 2020 Election
Wednesday, October 21 | 1:00 p.m. EDT
The security of the U.S. election system is on the minds of many Americans, with early voting beginning and mail-in ballots arriving in mailboxes in many states across the country. Just how secure is this election, and what is being done to protect against foreign interference, hacking and cyber attacks? What challenges to election officials face due to the current pandemic, and how can the American public be assured that the election will be secure and fair?
Celebrate the life of Dr. Maya Angelou with AWFUBA
January 30 | Registration Details Coming Soon
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou and over 50 years of her groundbreaking autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings with the Association of Wake Forest University Black Alumni (AWFUBA)! Join us virtually as we discuss the book and the phenomenal woman in November. More details to come! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
Virtual Call to Conversation
This online version of a Call to Conversation facilitates “virtual” face-to-face engagement through remote video conferencing. Developed in response to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, a Virtual C2C employs free, user-friendly Zoom technology to bring Wake Foresters together from their computers or mobile devices anywhere in the world. A Wake Forester volunteers to serve as Conversation Leader, and the C2C team manages the guest list and registration. Digital resources are available for the Virtual C2C Conversation Leader as well as participants.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Connections and Conversation
You're invited to join fellow Demon Deacons for Connections and Conversations! You'll learn about companies, industries, and careers in a personal setting.
Each... Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Birmingham Bowl Game Watch
Join the WAKEChicago Community at Tobacco Road for a game watch experience as the Deacons take on the Memphis Tigers in the 2018 Birmingham Bowl.... Saturday, December 22, 2018
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