First Week Wrap Up

Happy Black and Gold Friday, Deac families!  Hope that wherever you live, you’ll join me in wearing black and gold each Friday to show your WFU spirit.

As one of my friends proudly proclaimed on Facebook after lastnight’s football win over Tulane: “UNDEFEATED!”  We are 1-0, baby! And it feels good. May the winning continue – for football as well as all our sports.

The first week of classes comes to an end today.  The first full week will start on Monday (sadly for your students, classes are in session on Labor Day, but administrative offices are closed.) I thought it might be fun to pull some pictures from the archives of our award-winning Director of Photography, Ken Bennett, so you could see some of the Orientation activities that took place after families went home.

The sporty looking ones are from Pros vs. Joes, where teams of students (often by hall) can compete against the ‘pros’ – which could be student athletes or staff.  Pics with food are from Taste of Winston-Salem, which brings out foods from all kinds of local vendors and restaurants. You’ll also see some pics from large group Orientation meetings in Wait Chapel, as well as student-led presentations.

Hope all our Deacs had a great first week, and wishing you a happy long weekend!

Taste of Winston-Salem food extravaganza

Wake Forest students attend the annual Taste of Winston-Salem event, in which local restaurants offer samples of their popular dishes, on campus as part of Orientation activities.

Students pose at Taste of Winston-Salem food event

Taste of Winston-Salem

Sled pushing at Pros vs. Joes

New Wake Forest students compete against each other in the annual Pros versus Joes Orientation event.

Carrying the Wake Forest flag at Pros vs. Joes

Pros vs. Joes

Students on a Pros vs. Joes team

Pros vs. Joes team

Soccer competition at Pros Vs. Joes

Pros vs. Joes

Climbing event at Pros vs. Joes

Pros vs. Joes

Project Wake book discussion group

Wake Forest psychology professor and dean Dr. Christy Buchanan leads a group of first year students in discussing the book Invention of Wings as part of Project Wake during Orientation.

Orientation program in Wait Chapel

New Wake Forest students attend an Orientation workshop.

Students introduce themselves at Orientation.

Orientation program in Wait Chapel.

Wake World, an Orientation program.

Wake Forest theatre students present Wake World, an exploration of college life aimed at incoming first year students, during Orientation.

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