When Wake Forest envisioned a space in the heart of our nation’s capital, it could not have anticipated more ideal timing or real estate for the Wake Washington Center. Located in the National Center for Higher Education building at One Dupont Circle, the facility will house the Wake Washington program, the most recent addition to the University’s global internship and study program that combines intense faculty-student engagement with meaningful hands-on learning. Our new Wake Forest home is situated in the center of a city that’s not only instrumental in shaping our country’s domestic and international policy, but is also rich in arts and culture.

With an instantly recognizable street address in One Dupont Circle, the Wake Washington Center is nestled among countless think tanks, research institutions, museums, non-profits and government agencies, providing experiential learning opportunities for Wake Washington students. Our presence is also fortified by more than 8,000 Wake Forest alumni, parents and friends who live and work in the Washington area, many of whom have established themselves as leaders in the community.

Wake Forest is renovating 4,300 square feet inside One Dupont Circle to create classroom, conference room, office, kitchen and event space to serve the Wake Washington program’s students and faculty as well as to accommodate engagement opportunities for area Wake Foresters. The University has secured a five-year lease for the new center from the American Council on Education (ACE), the building’s owner, and the doors to this newly updated space will open in late August 2017.


Jennifer L. Richwine (’93)
Executive Director, Wake Washington Office
Wake Forest University
One Dupont Circle,NW; Suite 420
Washington, DC. 20036
Phone: 336.391.2642
Email: richwijl@wfu.edu

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