Bostwick Residence Hall

Bostwick Residence Hall, an original Reynolda Campus building, is named for Jabez Abel Bostwick, a New York City benefactor known as the father of the Wake Forest endowment. A business partner of the Rockefellers, Bostwick was the Treasurer of the Standard Oil Trust and CEO of two major railroads in New England, which are represented on the crest by the locomotive. He was drawn to Wake Forest College by its Baptist affiliation and by the personal appeal of President Charles Elisha Taylor. In 1885, Taylor cold-called New York’s elite and found an attentive ear in Bostwick, who left $1.5 million to the school in his will in 1923.

Famous Alumni: Michelle Sikes (’07), an All-American distance runner and a Rhodes Scholar.

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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