Angelou

Exterior image of Angelou Residence Hall.

Maya Angelou Residence Hall opened in 2016 and completes the South Forest neighborhood of first-year residence halls. The hall was named for poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou taught poetry and literature to generations of Wake Forest students as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies from 1982 until her death in 2014. She described herself as a “teacher who writes,” but the impact of her legacy of courage, honesty and strength reaches well beyond the classroom. The pen and bird on the seal signify the uplifting power of Dr. Angelou’s words in works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “Still I Rise.”

Famous Alumni: Their stories are still being written. Perhaps by you.

Upcoming Events

Jan 22, 2019: Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory at Museum of Anthropology

What do historical events mean to communities today? How can different interpretations of the...

Jan 22, 2019: Can You Budget? at Reynolds Gymnasium

Join us to learn about the fundamentals of financial planning and budgeting for the future.

Jan 22, 2019: Tuesday Trivia: General at Shorty's

Come join Student Union for a fun trivia night! Show off your knowledge and compete for first...

Jan 23, 2019: Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory at Museum of Anthropology

What do historical events mean to communities today? How can different interpretations of the...

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