Friday, February 10
Ultimate-Behind-The-Scenes-Reynolda-Campus-Tour – SOLD OUT, waitlist only
From the heights to the depths, from academics to athletics — there will be something of interest for everyone! Join us at the beginning or catch up with us at any segment along the way. Registration for each segment is required due to capacity limits. Although subject to change, the itinerary segments include:
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. DEACTOWN: Tour of Wake Forest Athletics Facilities – SOLD OUT, waitlist only
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Up Above and Down Below: Bell Tower and Tunnel Tour – SOLD OUT, waitlist only
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Not the Library You Remember! ZSR Library Tour (or) – SOLD OUT, waitlist only
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Brave the Elements: Check out the “elements” of the newly renovated Salem Hall. SOLD OUT, waitlist only
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. DEAC Crawl: Drinks, Eats, & Art across Campus – SOLD OUT, waitlist only
Join the Acquavella Curator of Collections Jennifer Finkel and current students on an art tour of the Mark H. Reece Collection of Student-Acquired Contemporary Art. 2023 marks 60 years of the Wake Forest student art-buying program. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the extraordinary Reece Collection as we tour art highlights in Benson and Reynolda, learn about works of art in the Collection, and discuss recent acquisitions. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages at the various stops.
$78 per couple.
Menu: Crabcakes with Remoulade, Tomato Basil Soup Shooters with Mini Grilled Cheese, Sausage Balls with Bowtie Pasta, Veggie Hummus with Pita, Antipasto Skewers, Charcuterie, Specialty dessert, Beer, Wine, Soda, Champagne, Coffee
Saturday, February 11
Deacs in Love Luncheon and Live Art Creation
11 – 11:45 a.m. – Photos
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. – Gathering Reception
11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. – Photos
Dine with other Wake Forest couples for a delicious lunch in the Magnolia Room. Presidential Visual Arts Scholar, Blair Newsome ’26, will be joining us as she creates an original work of art during the luncheon.
$99 per couple includes the luncheon, professional downloadable photograph, and a commemorative gift.
Menu: Salad of Arugula with fruit in a Citrus Vinaigrette, Creamy Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach, Grilled Salmon with a Lemon Dill Herb Sauce, Steamed Asparagus with Red Pepper Slivers, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Assorted Multigrain Rolls and Butter, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and French Macaroons. Beverages: Beer, Wine, Sodas, Sparkling Strawberry Rose Sangria
Seating: Invite your fellow Deacs in Love couples to join you and let us know – we’ll make sure to seat you with your friends! Please send your seating requests to Laura Harrell – firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.758.6061.
Choose YOUR Afternoon Adventure
How will you spend the afternoon? Stroll through Reynolda Gardens, visit the LAM Museum of Anthropology, stop at the local breweries, or enjoy a siesta. Prefer something structured? Participate in one of our special offerings, registration required:
- 2 – 3 p.m. – Poke Prep in the Pit! – $16 per couple
Join Chef Ryan Smith in the Pit for a demonstration and hands-on experience for creating a poke bowl.
- 2 – 3 p.m. – Tour WakerSpace and create a set of WFU tile coasters together – Almost at capacity
- 2 – 3 p.m. – Bouldering and Climbing Wall Adventure in the Wellbeing Center
WF students will instruct as needed. Wear stretchy clothes comfortable for movement. Gear provided. Locker room access.
- 2 – 3:30 p.m. – “Behind the Scenes”of Reynolda House Tour – $30 per couple – SOLD OUT, waitlist only
WF Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech – 5:00 p.m.
Purchase your tickets HERE.
Consider these special accommodations to make it a full weekend getaway/
Other Campus Events of Interest
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Air of Malaise – stArt Gallery Exhibition
Air of Malaise is co-curated by Lilly Reed and Hilary Hansford from works in the John P. Anderson Collection of Student Art, honoring its 30th anniversary and as a part of the gallery’s stArt.yourself program of student-organized exhibitions. The exhibition brings together works highlighting the connection between amorphous anxiety, trauma and their relation to where they are held in the body, placing each work in dialogue with one another as the art and artists of the collection have developed over time since 1993. Air of Malaise is derived from themes of disembodied anxiety, pressure, and unconscious tension. START Gallery, 122A Reynolda Village
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. WFU Theatre: The Three Sisters – One of Anton Chekhov’s most celebrated plays, illustrates his brilliance at portraying human beings as they really are. Intricately woven relationships, fiery passions, and dreams of a different future shape the lives of three women living on the cusp of the fall of Russian aristocracy. Purchase your tickets from the Box Office. Scales Fine Arts Center, Tedford Stage
Capacity is limited – register early!