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.” Learn more about the hall at

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Angelou Faculty Fellows

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Upcoming Events

Nov 18, 2019: peter campus: video ergo sum at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

peter campus’ contributions as a pioneer of video art have not been reflected in a larger...

Nov 18, 2019: 3x4x7 at START Gallery

The stArt gallery will have an opening reception for 3x4x7 on Thursday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. The...

Nov 18, 2019: Auditions for Ever in the Glades at Scales Fine Arts Center

Ever in the Glades by Laura Schellhardt Directed by Brittni Shambaugh Addison...

Nov 18, 2019: Auditions for Into the Woods at Scales Fine Arts Center

Join us for our 2020 take on the Sondheim classic, Into the Woods. Dance Calls: Saturday,...