In the past few years, Wake Forest has made sustainability and green initiatives a priority. Any new buildings are designed to at least meet LEED Silver standards. Dining at Wake Forest puts an emphasis on local products and recycling, and the Pit (main cafeteria) is trayless. Wake Forest also proudly offers a car-sharing program and has a solar-electric hybrid shuttle that services students around campus.
Favorite Things To Do
Wake Forest students never stop moving. At every hour of the day, you are bound to see people at the gym, running through the trails near campus, or just throwing a football around. The beautiful campus and nearby Reynolda Village/Reynolda Gardens are very conducive to enjoying the outdoors.
On campus, there are always plenty of events to attend, such as lectures, art exhibits, and speakers. The biannual comedy show put on by the Lilting Banshees Troupe is always very popular. There are also always some great musical acts who play at Wake Forest or at the Joel Colosseum. Past artists include Lupe Fiasco, Ben Folds, Third Eye Blind, O.A.R., and Ludacris.
Some of students' fondest memories come from watching the Demon Deacons take on opponents at BB&T Field (for football) and the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Colosseum (for basketball). Members of the student group called the Screamin' Demons are particularly exuberant and help make both BB&T Field and "The Joel" formidable home venues. After a win, you can expect to see hoards of students toilet-papering the Quad.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
While the most popular groups on campus are Greek organizations, religious organizations, and political groups, there is a plethora of different options for students to explore. Most students really enjoy trying out new things and getting involved with new activities during their first few semesters at Wake.