2019 Annual Conference

 Welcome Home: Creating Communities Where YOU Thrive, Persist and Belong.

Residence Life and Housing at Wake Forest has made Welcome Home the tag for our mission “to foster secure, comfortable, inclusive, and engaging learning communities which prepare students to lead lives of meaning and purpose.”

As professionals, we know that fulfillment of this mission requires the minds, hands, time, and talent of people who are also navigating what it means to thrive, persist, and belong in bodily existence, in our (para)professional roles, organizational culture and systems, and professional network.

We welcome presenters and participants from every facet of Residence Life and Housing: from Senior Housing Officers to Mid-Level Professionals, New Professionals, and Paraprofessionals; Residence Life, Residence Education, Business Ops, Housing Ops, Facilities, and Administration. We all work together to make our campuses spaces we call “Home.”

This year, on behalf of North Carolina Housing Officers, join us in  Winston-Salem, NC for critical engagement around the complexities of Welcoming Homes at the 2019 Annual Conference, October 14-16, 2019, in the City of Arts and Innovation!

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with more than 8,000 students. The undergraduate population of more than 5,100 hails from 49 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Ours is a vibrant and diverse academic community in which students pursue learning in one or more of the 45 majors, 60 minors and additional programs we offer within our six colleges and schools.

Our motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), is a calling to use our knowledge, talents and compassion to better the lives of others. It’s about us, and the greater meaning of what it means to be human. It can mean donating time and resources to our communities or simply a lifelong commitment to pursuing our best self. No matter your personal interpretation, it’s an opportunity to leave the world better than we found it.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing fosters secure, comfortable, inclusive, and engaging learning communities, which prepare students to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

As members of vibrant and diverse residential learning communities, Wake Forest students will:

  • Find an authentic sense of belonging
  • Successfully navigate citizenship within diverse communities
  • Develop the skills, knowledge, and perspective to maintain a healthy, balanced life
  • Exhibit responsibility for self, others, property, and the environment

Wake Forest’s hometown, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a culturally rich mid-size city in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. With a population of 242,000, Winston-Salem has consistently built resources in the arts, medicine, health care research, education and commerce.

Located about three miles from the main campus, downtown Winston-Salem is a thriving area that includes galleries and shops; indoor and outdoor performance spaces and museums; a greenway that traverses the Old Salem district; hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.

Winston-Salem has grown to be an area known for its diversity of business and community.  With a strong and unwavering commitment to the arts, excellence in healthcare research and technology, and opportunities for specialized and advanced education. Winston-Salem truly is the City of Arts and Innovation. 

To learn more, visit: https://visitwinstonsalem.com/

(Courtesy of the Winston-Salem Visitors Bureau)