Babcock

Babcock Residence HallOpened in 1961, Babcock Residence Hall is one of several standing tributes to the generosity and impact of the Reynolds family. It is named for Mary Reynolds Babcock, wife of Charles Henry Babcock and daughter of Richard Joshua Reynolds. With her husband, Mrs. Babcock donated more than 300 acres that became the modern campus of Wake Forest University. In 1959, six years after her death, the foundation created in her memory donated $50,000 that went toward the residence hall’s construction costs. The bee and flower icons on the hall’s seal are emblematic of Mrs. Babcock’s devotion to gardening.

Famous Alumni: The list includes Olympic Gold medalist and NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player Chris Paul (’07), Olympic triathlete Greg Billington (’11) and Jane Cage (’78),  the nationally acclaimed organizer of rebuilding efforts in Joplin, Mo., following a May 2011 tornado.

Upcoming Events

Nov 18, 2018: Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert at Scales Fine Arts Center

The Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert will feature contemporary, jazz and classical ballet...

Nov 20, 2018: Afro Pop! at Museum of Anthropology

American pop culture has had a recent fascination with African cultural objects. The...

Nov 20, 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...

Nov 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...

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