***To help slow the spread of COVID-19, there will be no events or classes held in the Wake Washington Center for the foreseeable future. Please visit coronavirus.wfu.edu for more information.***
An Extension of Campus
With over 9,000 alumni and parents in the Metro area, D.C. often feels like an extension of campus. Alumni and parent volunteers plan a variety of networking, educational and social events for all ages and stages of life in D.C. In addition, the Wake Washington Center partners with offices on campus, including the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) and the Mentoring Resource Center to provide workshops and discussion groups focused on personal and career development.
We invite alumni, parents and friends to participate in all of these activities. Frequent emails with registration links are sent to anyone in our database with a current email address and D.C. metro area zip code. To make sure you receive these emails, click here to update your address to join the DC mailing list.
Typical events in the DC community include:
- Washington Nationals games
- Museum tours
- Brewery tours
- Guest lectures and workshops
- Pro Humanitate service opportunities
- Networking events
- Hit the Bricks on the National Mall
- Lovefeast viewing
Resources for New Washingtonians
It can also be daunting for recent alumni to start their new lives after graduation. One of the many benefits of the community in DC are the resources and support network we provide, with alumni who have been in your shoes and can counsel on this often challenging transition.
Whether you’re starting your career or retiring to the area, these resources below will help you get acclimated to your new city: