Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend

April 19 – 20, 2024

Registration has closed.

Join us for this annual family-friendly event, designed exclusively for Wake Forest business alumni. Network with fellow business alumni, meet one-on-one with a career coach, attend sessions on personal and professional development topics, and tour Farrell Hall and the Reynolda campus. Don’t miss the opportunity to re-connect and grow your network!


  • All sessions will be located in Farrell Hall unless otherwise noted.
  • Use Google docs to view the agenda here. (Note: may be subject to slight change)


Greater Business Open (GBO)

Kick-off Alumni Weekend by participating in the [optional] Greater Business Open (GBO) golf tournament at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. Your $60 participation fee includes greens fee, cart, park entrance, bucket of range balls, lunch and drinks (including beer). Game will be played in foursomes; if you are a single/double/triple, we will build your foursome. Prizes will be awarded for Hole in One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and the winning team. Lunch will be catered by Mountain Fried Chicken (boxed lunch style). We play rain or shine! Registration is required, including the GBO supplemental form. Questions? Contact Kevin Bender, Executive Director, MBA Enrollment Management & Recruiting,


There are many options for hotels in the area. For those interested in staying near campus, we have negotiated a block of rooms and special rate at the following hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott
3111 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27015

  • Block of rooms for Alumni Weekend (April 19-21) under the group name “WFU School of Business”
  • Rates start at $169/night
  • There are rooms available at the discounted rate! Contact Courtyard by Marriott staff member Midge Southerland at 336-546-1341 or email her directly.


Alumni and guests do not need a special parking pass to park on-campus. Given that the majority of our events will be held in Farrell Hall, we encourage you to park in lots Q or W2 which are the closest walking distance.


    1. Who is invited? All Wake Forest business school alumni – undergraduate business, MBA, MSBA, MSM, MSA or online programs – are invited to attend. This is a family-friendly event. Each alumnus is welcome to register a spouse/guest and up to three kids. Children age five and older may participate in our kid-friendly programming. (Note: children under the age of five require additional supervision, therefore our kid-friendly programming does not apply). Anyone is welcome to participate in tours.
    2. Can you tell me more about the kid-friendly activities? Kids age five and older are invited to participate in activities that will run concurrent to the alumni sessions. These activities will include a supervised WakerSpace paint-a-Deacon craft and coloring book, a movie & snack, board game play, etc.
    3. Do I have to participate in both days of programming? No! You can choose to participate in one or both days. The choice is up to you! All programming is optional. (Note: registration fees are specific to your selections).
    4. Can I participate in a one-on-one coaching session and not participate in Alumni Weekend? No. Coaching sessions are offered to alumni who are traveling to campus and participating in Alumni Weekend. If you are local and only want to schedule a coaching session, you can contact Sharron Vogler and make arrangements for another day/time.
    5. What is the attire for the weekend? Please dress casually! We will provide all registrants (including guests) with an Alumni Weekend shirt upon registration; we encourage participants to wear this shirt on Saturday, April 20.


Please contact Stacy Owen or Carrie Ross in Alumni Engagement for the School of Business with any questions.