Join the WakeNetwork

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



How do I get started?

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

  1. Visit wakenetwork.wfu.edu.
  2. Click on New User? Register now button.
  3. Complete the registration form (note: Enter a personal email address, not your student email address, for your preferred email).
  4. Select Yes for Create Gmail Account.
  5. Select a User ID for your WakeNetwork account. This will become the prefix to your new Alumni Gmail account: [UserID]@alumni.wfu.edu. Many users select “FirstName.LastName” as their User ID.
  6. Click the Register button.
  7. You will receive a confirmation email from the Alumni Engagement Office once your account has been created (approximately two business days). Your Gmail password will be the same as your WakeNetwork password.


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

  1. Visit wakenetwork.wfu.edu.
  2. Login with your WakeNetwork credentials.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on Manage WFU Gmail Account.
  5. Switch Enabled? to Yes.
  6. Please allow approximately 15 minutes for your WFU 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 WakeNetwork 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. – 5:00 p.m. EST to update your information or to alert our office to any issue with your personal data.


Still have questions? View the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.