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. Learn more about the hall at rlh.wfu.edu/bostwick.

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


Bostwick Faculty Fellows

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 18, 2020: 5&Under Alumni Presentations/Reception at START Gallery

February 18, 2020

Please join us for stArt gallery's annual 5&Under series. This year, alums Natalie Brashear... Read More »


Feb 18, 2020: Motherwell: product. placement. at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

February 18, 2020

This exhibition will focus on the collages and collage-prints of Robert Motherwell which employ... Read More »


Feb 18, 2020: Cultures, Contexts, & Collectors at Museum of Anthropology

February 18, 2020

Every object has a story. Their stories become entwined with people as they are bought, sold,... Read More »


Feb 18, 2020: Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World at Museum of Anthropology

February 18, 2020

Our world is connected more than ever before by global travel and trade, by technology—and by... Read More »