Join the Wake Network

The Wake Network allows registered alumni, parents, and friends to maintain a closer relationship with Wake Forest. Use the Wake Network to get connected and stay connected: find other Demon Deacons with the searchable directory, stay up-to-date on the latest alumni events and Wake Forest news, and see what you need to do to become a Loyal DEAC! 

How do I get started? 

Stay in touch by setting up your Wake Network and Alumni Gmail accounts by following the steps below:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the “New User? Register now” button
  3. Complete the registration form (enter a personal email address for your preferred email, not your student email address)
  4. Select “Yes” for “Create Gmail Account”
  5. Select a User ID for your Wake Network account, which will become the prefix to your new Alumni Gmail account: [UserID] (many users select “FirstName.LastName” as their User ID) 
  6. Click the “Register” button
  7. You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of Alumni Engagement once your account has been created (approximately two business days); your Gmail password will be the same as your Wake Network password

If you chose to not have an Alumni Gmail account created for you when you applied for a Wake Network account but have now changed your mind, you can activate your Alumni Gmail account in Wake Network by following these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Login with your Wake Network credentials
  3. Click on “Settings”
  4. Click on “Manage WFU Gmail Account”
  5. Switch “Enabled?” to “Yes”
  6. Allow approximately 15 minutes for your Alumni Gmail account to become active

How do I update my information? 

Moved? New email address? Update your alumni record one of three ways:

  1. Log into Wake Network to update your information or change your preferences
  2. Fill out our secure Alumni Information Update Form
  3. Call the Office of Alumni Records at (336) 758-4347 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (EST) to update your information or to alert our office to any issue with your personal data

I recently graduated, where do I start? 

Graduates have approximately 60 days after their graduate date to transition student accounts to alumni accounts. Access the alumni transition checklist and additional resources.