Bostwick

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

Jan 22, 2019: Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory at Museum of Anthropology

What do historical events mean to communities today? How can different interpretations of the...

Jan 22, 2019: Can You Budget? at Reynolds Gymnasium

Join us to learn about the fundamentals of financial planning and budgeting for the future.

Jan 22, 2019: Tuesday Trivia: General at Shorty's

Come join Student Union for a fun trivia night! Show off your knowledge and compete for first...

Jan 23, 2019: Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory at Museum of Anthropology

What do historical events mean to communities today? How can different interpretations of the...

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