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

Sep 24, 2018: Tandem: Lori & Royce Weatherly at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

While Royce and I are individual artists, parents, and alumni of Wake Forest University, this...

Sep 25, 2018: Tandem: Lori & Royce Weatherly at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

While Royce and I are individual artists, parents, and alumni of Wake Forest University, this...

Sep 25, 2018: Faith: Five World Religions at Museum of Anthropology

Religion, belief, and faith are very personal and complex topics that affect the lives of people...

Sep 25, 2018: Human Evolution: Hot Topics in Paleoanthropology at Museum of Anthropology

Our ancient ancestors first diverged from other primates around 7 million years ago. This...

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