Campus Day Tomorrow!

deacon-balloons-2There are a number of big days on campus throughout the year: Commencement, move-in, Hit the Bricks, Project Pumpkin, Lovefeast – and Campus Day for Accepted Students.  Campus Day will be held tomorrow, and a second Campus Day next Friday.

For maybe half of our Campus Day accepted students (and their parents/family members), they are coming to campus one last time before making the final decision as to where they will enroll.  Kicking the tires, if you will, between Wake and [other top choice school].  For the other half, they know they are coming here, whether that is from Early Decision of if we were their top choice in Regular Decision.

There will be several hundred families visiting on each Campus Day, so your currently-enrolled Deacs will see a lot of visitor traffic.  And if you are one of the new families coming, please stop by our Parent Programs table near Campus Day registration and say hello and see some of the information we have available for you.

For families coming to second Campus Day (on the 24th), there is a special treat for you.  Depending on your travel schedule, you can see the Spring Dance Concert in the Mainstage Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center, which will feature new student choreography on April 23-26, 2015; you can buy tickets here.  The opening night of the dance concert is also the same night that the student art exhibit opens in the Hanes Gallery in Scales.  No matter which Campus Day you attend, try to get down to Scales and look around at the gallery.

For families of currently-enrolled students, please encourage your Deacs to go to the Spring Dance Concert and the art gallery exhibit.  Artists and dancers here collaborated in an amazing way recently.  Three classes did a collaborative project based on choreographer Remy Charlip’s Airmail Dances.  Charlip had forgotten to choreograph a dance for a friend, so he sent her a series of drawings of the body in various positions [that would show the moves of the dance].   Our art and dance students made their own airmail dances by drawing their own positions and then interpreting them via dance.

This is such a cool project – you can read the whole story of Airmail Dances here, and even better see a video of the beautiful results.

One more event to make you aware of on this gloomy, rainy, coldish Thursday.  Next Friday afternoon (4/24)  will be the last Fridays @ Farrell of this semester.  Fridays @ Farrell are fun, informal networking receptions for School of Business alumni and parents.  F@F will be on Friday, April 24th from 5-7 pm on the Reynolds American Foundation Terrace, just outside off the Living Room.  Register for it here.

And don’t forget – tomorrow is Black and Gold Friday!  Wear your Wake Forest colors proudly and show your spirit in your hometown, at work, etc.  Go Deacs!

— by Betsy Chapman


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