Special Places on Campus

This is a pre-posted blog, as I am out of the office today – and will be out all next week as well.

Wake Forest is arguably one of the prettiest campuses in the country, and each week I have been trying to pay homage to the many special places on campus. Here’s a sampling of a few more places that provide great beauty, a quiet moment for reflection, a great view, and more.

The balcony off Benson University Center overlooking the Tribble Hall courtyard

Wake Forest students walk to class across Tribble Courtyard early on the morning of Friday, April 16, 2010.Sit in one of the wooden rocking chairs and enjoy the great view as you watch the campus walk by beneath you.

The patio tables outside of Zick’s in Poteat Hall

zick's patioYou can pick a table outside (maybe even under an umbrella) and watch the world walk by, or just get a great view of Wait Chapel.

The swings on Davis Field

Wake Forest student plays on a swing on Davis Field.Wooden swings hang in the trees on Davis Field on the way to Scales Fine Arts Center. Frequently you’ll see students swinging gleefully and enjoying a spontaneous burst of childlike joy. Our late president, Thomas K. Hearn, Jr., was known to swing on these.

The Mag Patio

The Mag Patio.

With wide circular tables and rocking chairs, this is a great place to study or eat al fresco.

Wait Chapel Steps and the Quad (Hearn Plaza) 

Wait Chapel at SunriseThere is nothing prettier than sitting on the steps of Wait Chapel looking towards Reynolda Hall on a crisp fall day, or even better at twilight.


— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

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