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 dorm’s construction costs. The bee and flower icons on the dorm’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

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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