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

Mar 20, 2018: Scott Townsend: Social Capital/Greece at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm In another example of a collaborative,...

Mar 20, 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...

Mar 20, 2018: Japan through the Photographer's Lens at Museum of Anthropology

Japan is often seen as a high-tech society and an economic leader in industry and manufacturing....

Mar 20, 2018: Mother Goddess: Fertility Figures of the Ancient Mediterranean at Museum of Anthropology

Childbirth was a magical and religious act for ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. Necessary...

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