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Campus Activities

Activity Description
Irving Carlyle Lecture Series The lecture series was begun in 1972 to honor one of North Carolina’s outstanding political leaders and lay educators. The series brings top lecturers to speak on current topics. Past speakers have included Al Hunt, Jimmy Carter, Joseph Biden, Mario Cuomo, and Molly Ivins. The series is sponsored by the Student Union.
Moravian Christmas Lovefeast The Lovefeast and candlelight service occurs on the first Sunday in December in Wait Chapel. It is sponsored by the University and celebrates one of the unique traditions of the Moravian community in Winston‑Salem. The Quad is lined with luminaries, the Chapel is adorned with Christmas decorations, the concert choir and Moravian band are featured, traditional Moravian coffee and buns are served, and beeswax candles are provided to all who attend.
Opening Convocation This celebrates the beginning of the academic year and is held in the fall. The University invites a prominent speaker to address current issues. All students, faculty, and staff should attend this event which is held in Wait Chapel.
Film Series The film series is sponsored by the Student Union which plans and promotes a diverse series of both classic and contemporary films. The films are shown in Pugh Auditorium in the Benson Center. Formats include 35 mm, laser disc, DVD, and video. State of the art surround sound system enhance your viewing pleasure.
The Fine Arts Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities to attend programs in music, art, theater, and dance. These are generally held in Scales Fine Arts Center or Wait Chapel and are publicized in the Old Gold & Black, posters, and WFDD.
Founders’ Day This event commemorates the founding of Wake Forest and is held at the beginning of February in Wait Chapel. Student and faculty excellence awards are presented during this event.
Intramural Sports The intramural and club sports office provides a recreational sports program for all Wake Forest students. Teams can be composed of any students, faculty or staff. Men’s, women’s, and co‑recreational divisions are offered for almost every sport.
Secrest Artist Series The Series brings to Wake Forest University’s students, faculty, and staff the most varied fine arts program. It features up‑and‑coming artists as well as celebrated performers. Admission is free with ID for Wake Forest students. Tickets are available at the Benson Center Information Desk.
Springfest This annual spring festival includes games, festival activities, and usually ends with a band celebration on Davis Field. It is sponsored by the Student Union.