Located in Winston-Salem, the 340-acre campus is bordered by Reynolda Gardens, with 150 acres of walking trails and formal gardens. Most of Wake Forest’s more than 30 buildings are constructed of Old Virginia brick in a modified Georgian style and surrounded by majestic magnolia trees.
The Reynolda Campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences and several graduate and professional schools. The School of Medicine is located four miles away.
The Reynolda Campus is the main campus for Wake Forest University, housing the undergraduate colleges, three of the four graduate schools, and half the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The core of Reynolda campus is the two interlinked quads, separated by the main administrative building/main dining facility, Reynolda Hall, into North and South Campus.
Besides there are residential buildings, the US Post Office, Subway restaurant, book/office supply store, clothing/athletic store, and Wait Chapel.
Wait Chapel serves multiple functions. Its auditorium serves as an area for prayer, ceremonies, concerts, and certain guest speakers. The classrooms at Wait Chapel house the offices and classrooms for the Divinity School and the Religion Department.
There are over 160 chartered student organizations of all sorts. Student sports organizations are highly visible on campus. Campus Recreation offers intramural sports and outdoor trips such as kayaking on the New River, hang-gliding and skydiving.
With 28 chapters, fraternity and sorority membership consists of around 45% of the student population. Wake Forest requires that all new members of fraternities and sororities complete at least one semester of full-time studies, so the primary recruiting time is during the spring semester.
Most fraternities and sororities have lounges in campus residence halls, with surrounding rooms being reserved for the chapter. One fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, has a residence off campus.
Wake Forest maintains a commitment to the residential college experience by guaranteeing undergraduate students on-campus housing for four years. Students are required to live on campus for their first three years as a full-time enrolled student.
All student housing has air conditioning, closets, wired/wireless internet access, cable television connections, and free unlimited washer/dryer usage. Every residence hall is equipped with at least one communal lounge area (with a big-screen television, sometimes a ping-pong table, pianos, etc.) and kitchen area.
The university’s innovative office of personal and career development provides comprehensive support from an exploration of values, interests and talents to the search for internships and jobs.