Happy 180th Birthday, Wake Forest!

On Monday, February 3, 1834, Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute opened its doors and admitted its first student. Celebrate 180 years of Mother, So Dear by participating in this week’s activities!

Monday, February 3rd: “Social Media Take-Over”
Use #wfubday on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc. to share your wish for Wake Forest on its 18oth Birthday!


Tuesday, February 4th: “Birthday Extravaganza”
Cupcakes at Zick’s, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m
Meet up at Zick’s for cupcakes and hot chocolate!

Birthday Party in the Pit, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate with birthday cake, festive hats, and more!

Tuesday Trivia, 8 p.m., Shorty’s
Grab your friends and test your knowledge of all things Wake Forest!


Wednesday, February 5th: “Honor Mother, So Dear”
Birthday Bash, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
Mag Quad

Visit with the 1834 Campaign and the IFC on the Mag Quad to express your gratitude for our Mother, So Dear.


Thursday, February 7th: “Throwback Thursday”
Meet the Traditions Council at the Pro Humanitate Seal for a tour of sacred Wake Forest spots on campus. Tours will begin at the top of each hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.


Friday, February 8th: “Birthday Wrap-Up”
Relive moments from Wake’s 180th Birthday as we share videos made from the week!

Sponsored by: 1834 Campaign, Office of Alumni Services, Campus Life, IFC, Aramark, Reynolda House, WF Athletics, and Student Union.

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