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Friday, August 22, 2014

Graylyn Launches New Online Booking Capabilities


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

5 Tips For Incoming WFU Freshmen!

By now you should have all of your belongings packed up and in the car heading to your new home, Wake Forest University. Congratulations Class of 2018, you've finally made it to college!

A brand new adventure full of excitement and learning lies ahead, but going off to college for the first time can be one of the most terrifying experiences of your life. You may be moving to an entirely new place with a lot of unfamiliar faces while learning to live completely on your own.

Don't know where to go for advice on that first year at school? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some tips we've compiled to ensure that you milk your freshman year for all it's worth!

1. Make as many friends as possible
You will find that you will meet all kinds of people in college. The friends that go eat frozen yogurt with you at midnight. The friends that really aren't your friends after all. The friends that will be with you throughout your four years in college and even after post-grad. This is probably the most important piece of advice for your college years. Make friends! Oh, PS, it will also build your network when job-hunting after graduation. 
2. Go to class and form a relationship with your professor
We repeat, GO TO CLASS. It may be tempting to skip when you've been out late the night before, but consistently going to class will keep you from getting behind on what the professor has been teaching. We know that the professor creates his notes straight from the textbook, but he may also add in his own personal flair as well. Sometimes perfect class attendance even earns you bonus points on those exams!
3. Join a club, join a sorority or join a sporting team
This goes back to tip #1. Sometimes it's difficult getting out there and making new friends. Joining something extracurricular will help bring you together with other people who have the same likenesses that you have. 
4. Learn the fight song and go to the sporting events
Don't be the freshman that is sitting on the bleachers while everyone else has stood up yelling the fight song. It's just embarrassing! Also, learn the clapping rhythm that goes along with it. Not a sports fan? Give it a try anyway, you will most likely have fun and begin living for game-days. 
5. 12pm is the WORST time to go to the Pit
We know there's no stopping hunger. And when 
you're sitting in class at 11:50am and your stomach is out-talking your professor there's only one thing on your mind - the Pit. But do yourself a favor, choose a better time than 12pm. Go at 11:30am or 1pm, because otherwise you'll just be standing in a never ending line. 

We hope these tips help you during your first year at WFU. Best wishes for a fantastic freshman year! 

Have tips of your own for incoming Wake Forest freshmen? Share them with us on our Facebook page! 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Chef Rollins' Feature Recipe: Corn & Avocado Salsa

This summertime classic can be eaten with almost anything. Serve it as a snack with tortilla chips or with grilled chicken or fish as a refreshing summertime meal.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Tribute To Dr. Maya Angelou

This weekend our community and friends around the globe joined Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate her life. Graylyn was privileged to host the luncheon that followed the memorial service held on campus where she invested 32 years of her life.

"The Graylyn Estate, a place where Dr. Angelou and her friends have gathered on many special occasions, provided a fitting location to honor and celebrate her life.  It was our privilege to serve the family and friends that gathered in Winston-Salem,” stated John Wise, General Manager of Graylyn.

Many thanks to Dr. Angelou and her inspirational wisdom. Her legacy is strong and will offer valuable insight to everyone for years to come.

"My mission is life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, with some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Dr. Maya Angelou


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Monday, June 2, 2014

What's Father's Day Without Brunch?!

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11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*$34.95 per person
*$15.95 children 12 and under
Children 4 and under are free.
June 15, 2014

**$139 Overnight Rate
Available Friday, June 13, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 Reservations are required.
To reserve your table contact Graylyn Reservations
800-472-9596 or visit www.graylyn.com for further information.

Reservations are required. Subject to tax and gratuity

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Congratulations Class of 2014: Now Show The World What You Are Made Of!

Today marks the end of a chapter and a new life beginning for the Wake Forest University Class of 2014. As more than 1,000 students sat in the quad on this chilly May morning decked out in their black caps and gowns I'm sure there were thoughts of "where am I going from here?"

But this morning's commencement address speaker and former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson was able to put herself in their shoes. Abramson was recently fired from the one of nation's most revered news publications, the New York Times, and while she said the uncertainty of ending a chapter is scary, the thought of opening a new one is "kind of exciting."

"What's next for me?  I don't know. So I'm in exactly the same boat as many of you," Abramson told Wake Forest University's Class of 2014.

While Abramson said that losing a job that you love hurts, her passion of the industry is enough to propel her forward.

Abramson's takeaway for the graduates: go onto the next chapter with resilience; take risks, find the job you love, and show the world what you are made of.

Congratulations Class of 2014, you have set sail for an amazing new journey!

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/19/3871029/former-ny-times-editor-to-speak.html#storylink=cpy

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Graylyn's Promise To You

"We promise to create an environment that enriches the soul, stimulates your senses and awakens a feeling of home.”

Graylyn is undeniably an amazing facility with many features that will augment and enhance our guests' stay. That is our promise to you.

We are hopeful that this 2 ½ minute video will give you the sense of our passion, depth of our commitment and the PROMISE we make to each of you!


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