Visiting campus, connecting with students and faculty, and getting a closer look at how the School of Divinity is innovating theological education is a great way to see if our learning community is a good fit for you. We provide several opportunities throughout the year that allow you to join us on campus so that we can learn more about you while you learn more about us. Attend a fall or spring open house, schedule an individual visit, or if you cannot make it to us, see if an admissions representative will be traveling in your area.
- Schedule a Visit
You can schedule your visit online using the self-registration below (we ask at least 48 hours in advance) and a member of the Admissions staff will be in touch with you to confirm the details of your visit. Campus visits can be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the Fall and Spring semester. Note that the Office of Admissions will not schedule visits on school breaks, holidays, or during exams.
Visits begin at 8:45 a.m. during the academic year and include meeting with a current student, a campus tour, and an one-on-one meeting with an Admissions representative. You might also consider attending a class, joining the community for worship (Tuesdays and Thursday), Coffee Hour (Wednesdays), or meeting with a member of our faculty.
Typical Visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:45am Arrive in the Admissions Office 9:00 – 9:25am Meet with a Current Student and Campus Tour 9:30 – 10:45am Class 11:00am – 12:00pm Community Worship 12:00pm Community Lunch 12:45pm Meet with an Admissions Representative If you’d like to attend a class or meet with a faculty member, please indicate so on the online visit scheduler.
Typical Visit on Wednesdays
8:45am Arrive in the Admissions Office 9:00 – 10:00am Meeting with a Current Student and Campus Tour 10:00 – 11:00am Meet with an Admissions Representative 11:00am Coffeehour If you’d like to attend a class or meet with a faculty member, please indicate so on the online visit scheduler.
This form should be used when scheduling a visit at least 48 hours in advance of the requested visit date. If requesting a date that is under this timeline, please contact us at (336) 758-3748.
- Visit Days and Open Houses
Our open houses are designed to give you a glimpse of what it is like to be a student at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Open house group visit days usually include information sessions on the curriculum and Art of Ministry program, a campus tour, attending Community Worship, joining a class, and having lunch with faculty and students. Come spend a day with us.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016| 8:00am – 3:30pm | This event has been completed. »
Join the School of Divinity this Fall for Open House! You will have the opportunity to visit alongside a group of other prospective students in Winston-Salem to explore Wake Forest and all we have to offer. Meeting faculty, learning about the curriculum, and talking with current students about the advantages of attending Wake Forest for your theological education is just the beginning of what you’ll experience in your visit to the School of Divinity community.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Register now »
Wake Divinity Day is an Open House designed for admitted students, those in the application process, and those interested in finding out more about theological education at the School of Divinity.
Visit on March 23 and stay for an evening conversation on “Beyond Being: Frontiers in Consciousness Research in Science, Spirituality, and Wellness.” Why do so many cultures speak of body, mind, and soul as different from each other? When our physical life ends, does our consciousness end as well? Leading researchers in the fields of perceptual studies and neurobiology will explore narratives of past-life and near-death experiences. They will explore the profound long-term impacts of these experiences and discuss the emerging research into a post-mortem existence. The event takes place after Wake Divinity Day at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education (475 Vine Street, Winston-Salem). Learn more and register. (Note: registration for the visit day does not register you for this event.)
- Recruiter on the Road
To see if we’ll be in your area, check out where School of Divinity is traveling to! Admissions reps, faculty, current students, and alumni visits several schools, congregations, graduate and professional school fairs, and seminary days throughout the year. We also co-sponsor festivals (like the east coast Wild Goose Festival and Academy of Preachers’ Festival of Young Preachers), special gatherings, and lectures.
If you would like to meet with a representative while he or she is in your area, please contact him/her using the information listed on the event description from the schedule. We look forward to meeting with you!
- Directions, Campus Map and Lodging
Washington, D.C. (and points north)
Take I-95 south to I-85 south to I-40 west. In Winston-Salem take Business 40 to
the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs.
Raleigh (and points east)
Take I-40 west to Winston-Salem. Take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway
North exit and follow the signs.
Charlotte (and points south)
Take I-77 north to I-40. Go east toward Winston-Salem. Merge onto Business 40.
Take the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs.
Asheville (and points west)
Take I-40 east to Winston-Salem. Take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway
North exit and follow the signs.
Where to Park and Getting to the School of Divinity
Please park in Lot Q (directly across the street from Wingate Hall – building no. 1). To access Lot Q: Enter campus at the Wake Forest Road gate, located off Reynolda Road and Silas Creek Parkway. Take the first left onto Allen Easley Street. Then take the first right onto Aaron Lane. Aaron Lane empties into Parking Lot Q. The Divinity School is located in Wingate Hall, which is attached to Wait Chapel, is directly across the street from Lot Q. You can enter Wingate Hall through the double doors located in the column entryway.
Traveling by Air
The Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, often called PTI
for short, is the closest airport to campus — about a 30-minute drive.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about a 90-minute drive to
Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is about a 2-hour drive to campus.
Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem provides services for private aircraft,
charters and non-commercial flights.
There are shuttles to and from GSO, CLT and RDU. You can find cost and
scheduling information on the Benson Center site.
Hotels near campus can be found here. Mention that you are visiting the Wake Forest University for special rates.