Fireside on Manchester

Fireside on Manchester

Who has fire pits, Adirondack chairs and plenty of open air space to distance responsibly? You do. Welcome to Fireside on Manchester, your cozy, multipurpose environment designed to provide more informal space to socialize and reservable spaces for student organizations to host open events. In inclement weather or when winds are above 10 mph, the fire pits will not be lit.

Students with the Deacon around a firepit
students under the lights at Fireside
Students around a firepit at night
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Seating Open
8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

Fire Pits Lit
 Seasonally 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Reserving Space
Refer to the
“Interested in Hosting an Event”
at the bottom of this page

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon!

Full calendar & event details to be posted on The Link & Corq

Guidelines & Safety Protocols

Download Full Safety Protocols

  • For your safety, the area is monitored by camera 24/7
  • Open to on-campus, off-campus, and graduate students, faculty and staff
  • Firepits will be turned on and off by approved, trained staff only
  • No smoking permitted
  • Furniture must not be moved (chairs can be rotated/pivoted)
  • Section B is casual gathering space
  • Section A, grassy area of Section B and Section C+ stage area will be reservable through Deacon Space (also available for casual gathering when not reserved)
  • Download and review the Full Safety Protocols

Get the Corq App

Stay connected to what’s happening. Download the Corq app for Fireside on Manchester event information and touchless check-in (for events with a required RSVP). Available at the Apple Store and Google Play.

Once you download the app and select Wake Forest as your campus, sign in with your WFU gmail account to view and register for student-only events.

Download the Corq app

App Store link

Google play store link

Interested in Hosting an Event?

Section C and the Stage of Fireside features spaces available through Deacon Space for group or open events. The Office of Student Engagement is ready to help student orgs plan and execute their Fireside events with the Event Planning Guide and office hours for event planning.

Funding support: the Student Activity Fee (SAF) committee continues to make access to SAF $500 “Mini-Grants” available within 24-48 hours notice. Groups need only fill out the SAF Application Form, and requests under $500 will be expedited. Please note that groups are still subject to event planning and safety plan use.

As part of your planning, be sure to also review the Fireside on Manchester Safety Protocols.