WAKERaleigh 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!


Who's Coming?


Upcoming Events

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

Security and Refund Policy

Past Events

Aug 5

New Student Reception - Smith

Congratulations and Welcome, Wake Forest Class of 2024!

You are cordially invited to a virtual reception for incoming Wake Forest students and parents... Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Jul 28

New Student Reception - Jordan

Congratulations and Welcome, Wake Forest Class of 2024!

You are cordially invited to a virtual reception for incoming Wake Forest students and parents... Tuesday, July 28, 2020

May 9

Annual Trek to the Wake Forest Historical Museum

POSTPONED - We hope to reschedule at a later date.

Spring is nearly here, and Mother So Dear is planning her annual Spring... Saturday, May 09, 2020

Mar 26

Meet the Newest Leaders at Wake Forest University

Join us for drinks and hor d'oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. followed by a moderated panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. featuring Jane Aiken, Dean of the School of Law; Eric Maguire, Vice President, Enrollment; and Jonathan L. Walton, Dean of the School of Divinity. Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mar 21

Raleigh -CANCELLED Early North Carolina : Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration

Given the growing concern over the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the move toward online classes at Wake Forest and other universities in the area of the... Saturday, March 21, 2020

Mar 7

Third Act Mini Camp

A half-day mini camp for Third Act alumni. Saturday, March 07, 2020

Feb 20

Wake Will Lead a Call to Conversation - Liner

A Call to Conversation is a national movement with one goal – to spark more meaningful conversation.

The immediate impact of a Call... Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dec 8

Local Lovefeast Livestream

You are invited to join fellow Deacs for one of Wake Forest’s most beloved traditions - the annual Moravian Lovefeast. Gather with us at the... Sunday, December 08, 2019

Aug 26

Wake Welcome

Every summer around the first day of classes, Deacs of all ages gather to welcome our most recent graduates over 25 graduates of the class... Monday, August 26, 2019

Aug 26

Wake Welcome

Join us as we welcome the Class of 2019 and new residents to Durham!

In cities around the country, we’re hosting WAKEWelcomes to celebrate... Monday, August 26, 2019

Community Leadership


Mary Blake ('95)  Executive Committee President Elect

Executive Committee

Laura Bayzle ('01) 

Scott Bayzle ('00, JD '05) 

Mary Blake ('95)  President President Elect

Mary Bode ('10) 

Chris Caldwell ('06) 

Taylor Dickens ('16) 

Alan Dickinson ('98) 

Jennie Eastman ('16) 

Jenn Meeks ('03) 

Stephanie Pavlis ('03) 

Emily Roach ('12) 

Ruth Young ('14, MSA '15)  President Elect

President Elect

Mary Blake ('95)  President Executive Committee

Ruth Young ('14, MSA '15)  Executive Committee

Staff Coordinator

Evan McMillan ('07) 

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