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A Message from President Hatch

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,

Happy New Year! Welcome to the beginning of 2020 and a new semester.

As we begin this year, I offer all of us a single challenge: Be present. Even as you juggle the many demands on your time, permit yourself to be engaged. Honor those around you by offering them your full attention. Allow the fear of missing out to be replaced by the pleasure of your present situation. Wherever you are, whatever you find yourself doing, be all there. Read more

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A historic milestone

Dear Wake Forest community,

On this day in 1951, President Harry Truman helped Wake Forest College break ground on a new campus in Winston-Salem. That historic moment, made possible by an act of incredible philanthropic support by the Reynolds family, expanded the horizons for what would become a nationally admired institution of higher education. Today, philanthropic support again gives us occasion to celebrate a historic milestone in the life of Wake Forest University. I am humbled to announce that the Wake Will Lead campaign has surpassed the $1 billion milestone thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. Read more

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A Message from President Hatch

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Welcome to a new academic year! I hope you come to campus seeking growth, anticipating challenge and desiring to fully engage as a member of our community.
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President’s Commission on Race, Equity and Community

Dear Wake Forest University Community,

Wake Forest University is wrestling with its own complex history, and as an educational institution is committed to: seeking and understanding the truth; acknowledging the full complexity of our history; and taking action to address past and present inequities in our community. Read more

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A message from President Hatch

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

As another academic year comes to a close and we break from our normal rhythm, we have an opportunity to reflect on our experiences. First, let me extend my congratulations to the Class of 2019 for their many accomplishments and contributions to our community. We look forward to celebrating with you in the coming days. Read more

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