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WAKEAustin 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

WAKEWelcome Event

You are invited to join us at Waterloo Ice House located at 360 and 2222 to help us welcome the most recent class of Deacon... Monday, November 20, 2023

Jun 17

WFU Baseball College World Series Game Watch

Wake Forest is headed to Omaha! Our number one ranked Demon Deacons will be taking on Stanford this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the College... Saturday, June 17, 2023

Jan 31

WFU vs Duke Basketball Game Watch

Austin Deacs! The men's basketball team is travelling to Duke on Tuesday, January 31st for an important conference matchup, and we will be gathering at... Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Oct 23

WAKEWelcome Austin

Austin alumni, families and new graduates! You are invited to join us at the home of Swell and Jake Cihal to help us welcome the... Sunday, October 23, 2022

Jul 28

WAKEAustin Zilker Hillside Theater Presents The Newsies

WAKEAustin! After a brief hiatus, we hope you will join fellow alumni and families next Thursday, July 28th when the Zilker Hillside Theater will be... Thursday, July 28, 2022

Mar 5

ZSR Dinner with the Dean

Mar 4

WAKEAustin Brewery Tour with ZSR Dean Tim Pyatt

Join fellow alumni, parents and friends for a tasting at Friends and Allies Brewery on Monday Night. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Dean, Tim... Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Feb 29

WAKEAustin WFU v. Notre Dame Basketball Game Watch

Come cheer on the Deacs as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday, February 29. Wake Foresters in Austin will gather at the... Saturday, February 29, 2020

Dec 27

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Game Watch

Come cheer on the Deacs as they compete for their fourth consecutive bowl victory! Wake Forest fans in the Austin, TX area will gather (stay... Friday, December 27, 2019

Dec 17

WAKEAustin "Big Data" presentation and networking event with current students

Deacs Are Headed to Austin! Join WAKEAustin as we host Dr. Jeff Camm, Wake Forest University Associate Dean of Business Analytics, Professor & Inmar Presidential... Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Community Leadership

Vice President

Pete Sternburg ('04) 

Executive Committee

Swell Cihal ('04) 

Patrick Kruse ('08) 

Outreach Chair

Stephanie Criscione (JD '18) 

Staff Coordinator

Evan McMillan ('07) 

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