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Academic Resources

Whether you’re looking for a little help with your fundamentals, trying to secure the right tools for success, or even hoping to fine-tune the areas in which you already excel, this Forest is overflowing with ways to supplement your classwork and hone your academic skills.

These resources exist to encourage you, challenge you and support you along the path that leads to the realization of your full potential. Seek them out early and often, as they can ensure your success in the classroom and enhance your intellectual growth across your entire Wake Forest journey — and beyond.

Office of Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) strives to help students achieve their potential as whole persons. Toward this end, professional advisers provide caring and timely individual guidance, connect students with resources, help students form relationships within the Wake Forest community, promote personal responsibility and encourage an intentional personal journey. OAA assists students in choosing courses and making decisions both inside and outside of the classroom that reflect thoughtfulness, exploration, open-mindedness, creativity, appropriate risk taking and willingness to learn from challenges. The OAA also monitors student progress, aiming to intervene as early and proactively as possible when problems arise.

OAA offers students the opportunity to meet with an academic counselor one-on-one while respecting privacy and confidentiality. Students are welcome to stop by Reynolda Hall 125 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see a counselor, or make an appointment in advance by calling (336) 758-3320. 

Learning Assistance Center

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) provides academic counseling and peer tutoring.  Academic counseling focuses on familiarizing the student with study, time management and organizational strategies that enable successful learning at the college level. A peer tutoring program offers students individual or group tutoring in many courses including the foreign languages. Peer tutors are available primarily for divisional classes. More information can be found in Reynolda Hall 117.

Math Center

The Math Center offers both free one-on-one peer and group math tutoring for Wake Forest students. Students may sign up for appointments online. Students may make one appointment per day but no more than two per week. Students may request standing appointments, which will reserve an appointment for the same day, same time and same tutor for the entire semester. Students who do not have an appointment are welcome to drop by Manchester Hall 364 for group tutoring; hours are listed on the website.  

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers students a relaxed and welcoming place to discuss writing and the writing process with trained peer tutors. The Writing Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students; these tutors ask questions to help students discover what they want to say — effectively. Because everyone writes differently, tutors tailor their assistance to meet each student’s needs. Students may make appointments online, by phone or by visiting the Writing Center in Z. Smith Reynolds Library 426. The center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, fondly referred to as ZSR, is the main library on campus and provides a host of services to help you succeed. Through the ZSR website, you can access thousands of journals and DVDs, hundreds of research databases, as well as group study rooms that can be reserved. The Reference Desk on the fourth floor of the Wilson Wing is your place to go to learn how to use the library and its resources, as well as to meet with research subject specialists or to request a personal research session. ZSR offers a 1.5 credit elective course (LIB 100) that teaches you how to find, evaluate and use information. In addition, it maintains a host of online research tools, including citation guides and subject guides, explained in detail online.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library is the winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, a national citation.

Be on the lookout for some signature events sponsored by and hosted in ZSR that have become traditions at Wake Forest including Capture the Flag, Humans vs. Zombies, and Wake the Library!

The University Registrar 

The Office of the University Registrar functions as an academic service office to the Wake Forest community, managing registration for classes, keeping the academic records for the University and overseeing the security and privacy of these records. The University Registrar will announce important academic dates and the details of academic procedures throughout the year. The office is located in Reynolda Hall 110.