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Campus Life

Although the Worrell Professional Center is the hub of our academic life, an entire campus, boasting award-winning landscaping, Georgian architecture, recreational and cultural activities, museums, NCAA Division I athletics and an abundance of campus services, is steps away.

Dining Options

So you’re hungry and you want to get a meal without leaving campus? Wake Forest Law features Legal Grounds Cafe in the Commons area serving breakfast all day, soups, sandwiches, local Krankie’s coffee and more. The cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  Monday through Friday. Wake Forest University offers students several different dining choices featuring diverse menus and venues, from grab-and-go items to buffet meals and table-service dining. All are just a short walk from Worrell Professional Center. Need a coffee fix? Stroll to Campus Grounds or get a Starbucks coffee in the law school Commons vending area, across the street from the law school in the North Campus Dining Hall or in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. For lunch, head over to the Quad for your favorite Subway sandwich; visit Shorty’s, a long-standing Wake Forest tradition that offers restaurant-style table service; grab a slice of pizza or sandwich at Zick’s; enjoy a buffet meal prepared by the University Executive Chef in the Magnolia Room; at the Fresh Food Company, Reynolda Hall, also known as “The Pit.” The North Dining Hall, just across the street from the law school, offers dining and quick shopping from The Hilltop Market, Bistro ’34, and a campus convenience store. Visit the Wake Forest University dining listing for all the options on campus.

Fitness & Recreation

The Office of Campus Recreation offers numerous opportunities for fitness and recreation for students of all ability levels. Many facilities are set aside throughout the day for students to stop in and engage in exercise. Wake Forest has two indoor fitness facilities offering a wide range of free weights and cardio equipment as well as a lap pool with diving area, basketball courts, a bouldering room, racquetball courts, volleyball courts and group fitness rooms. The campus also has outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, a nine-hole frisbee golf course, walking trails, tennis courts and six acres of open playing fields.


Wake Forest’s Club Sports Program includes club teams that compete intercollegiately. All enrolled Wake Forest students are eligible for club membership. Campus Recreation offers many intramural sports, club sports and extramural tournaments that are available throughout the year. Visit the website for current listings.

Fitness Classes

Zumba. Yoga. Kickboxing. The Miller Center offers several cardio, strength and specialty classes each semester. Not into group fitness? You can sign up for personal training sessions.

Outdoor Pursuits

So you’re a thrill seeker. Winter backpacking, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, snowboarding, hiking…a gauntlet race? Join fellow Wake Foresters for outdoor adventures through Wake Forest’s Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Program, which plans and leads trips and events for students, faculty and staff.

Internet & Computing

Wi-Fi in every nook and cranny. The Worrell Professional Center has a wireless network that provides coverage in the classrooms, the library, the Commons, the courtyard and everywhere in between. What about when something goes wrong? No need to worry, our staff of computer specialists are here to help. Regardless of what type of computer you own, they know who to call to get you back up and running. And while you wait, our library has a collection of loaner computers available for check out.

Health Care

Stay healthy. Student Health Services provides you convenient access to medical care and a pharmacy. Physicians and nurses are available to help you with acute illnesses or injuries, physical examinations, preventive health, allergy injections, immunizations and much more. They also offer 24-hour urgent care and specialized clinics for women’s health, sports medicine and international travel.

Student Services

Benson University Center, the student life center, is located at the heart of campus between Reynolda and Tribble Halls, where organizations sponsor lectures, films and guest speakers. Benson is also home to Shorty’s Restaurant, the Benson Food Court, an art gallery, multi-purpose meeting rooms, a meditation room and administrative offices.

Airport Shuttles

For your traveling convenience, the Benson Center offers students discounted shuttle service to Piedmont Triad International Airport and, at the holidays, to other regional airports.

Copy Center

Need materials for a presentation? Wake Forest has a full-service copy center that offers wide-format color poster printing, laminating, color copies, binding, mounting, fax service and much more. You can get same day service on most jobs and free pick up and delivery.

Downtown Shuttle

No need to worry about driving or finding parking for weekend nights on the town. The University provides an evening shuttle service to and from downtown Winston-Salem on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from August to May.

Ticket Office

The Benson Ticket Office distributes tickets for student events, including concerts, guest speakers, and the Secrest Artists Series, a premier performance series on campus. Tickets to area concerts, local/regional sporting events, amusement parks and movie theaters are also available for purchase here. Many tickets are offered at special rates for students.


Why drive when you can ride? Wake Forest provides free shuttle services around campus via the Grey Line and to local apartment complexes via the Black and Gold Lines. If you prefer to drive, you can purchase a parking pass to park your vehicle on campus and the second largest lot on campus neighbors the law school.