New Deac Week 2017 schedule

Welcome to Wake Forest! Details of your first week are below.

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Top hatSessions marked with the top hat icon are those that parents and families attend, alone or with students.


Residence Halls Open for Move-In

8 a.m.—4 p.m.

Your new home away from home awaits your arrival! University officials will be posted to help you navigate your way to your assigned residence hall. Move-in crews will be available to help unload your car and carry items to your new room, while you meet your residence hall staff. Although the residence halls will remain open until 4 p.m. for move-in, the move-in crews will be available for moving assistance from 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. only.


Top hatCampus Services and Information Fair

8 a.m.—4 p.m.
Benson University Center, 4th Floor

Stop by the Benson University Center to pick up your Deacon OneCard (student ID), mailbox key, Undergraduate Bulletin and other information. Representatives from Financial Services, Financial Aid, Deacon Dining Services, Computing Services, Student Health Service, Learning Assistance Center, Textbooks and University Stores, and other offices will be available to answer your questions until approximately 4 p.m. Parents and families are invited to stop by the Office of Family Engagement table.


Self-led Visit to Wake Downtown

1 p.m.—5 p.m.
Wake Downtown

Students, parents and families interested in seeing the newest gem in the Wake Forest crown can hop on the shuttle to Wake Downtown. Shuttle service to/ from Wake Downtown and WFU is every 15 minutes on weekdays (8 a.m.-11 p.m.) and every 30 minutes on weekends (10 a.m.- 6 p.m.). Travel time is 15 minutes; however, students should allow 30 minutes. Pickup/ drop off locations are the Benson University Center and the Vine Street entrance to Wake Downtown. The full schedule can be found on the Parking and Transportation website. Shuttles are ADA compliant with wheelchair lifts. They are also equipped with bicycle racks and WiFi.


Information Session on Choral Music and Singing

3:30 p.m.—4 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, M208

Students interested in performing in the Department of Music choral ensembles and/or taking voice lessons are invited.


Information Session on Instrumental Music

4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, M201

Students interested in instrumental lessons and/or playing in any instrumental ensemble are invited.


Top hatHealth Professions Advising Information for Parents and Families

4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall (Music Wing, right of Breezeway)

Parents and families of students who are interested in health professions will meet with Dr. Carole Gibson, Director of Health Professions, and Dr. John Tomlinson, Assistant Director of Health Professions.


Top hatPre-Graduate School Advising Information for Parents

4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102

Parents and families of students who are interested in the possibility of attending graduate school will meet with pre-graduate school advisers to learn about resources and advising for these students.


Top hatSchool of Business Information for Parents and Families

4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium, Lower Level

Parents and families of students who are interested in the School of Business will meet with a member of the Undergraduate Student Academic Services team, WFU School of Business, to learn more about the majors offered, the admissions process and resources to support the internship and career search.


Dinner On Your Own

(unless attending an event below)
5 p.m.—7 p.m.

Top hatWakeLegacy Welcome

5 p.m.—7 p.m.
Reynolda Hall, Magnolia Room, 2nd Floor

A casual dinner for alumni and their Class of 2021 student(s), hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Harrell at harrellc@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.6061.


Mandatory International Student Immigration Session

5 p.m.—7 p.m.
The Barn

This session will cover important immigration information, to include status maintenance requirements, travel and re-entry. This session is required for all new undergraduate students sponsored by Wake Forest University on either an F or J visa. Attendance will be recorded by the Division of International Students and Scholars. Dinner will be provided. Attendance is required for international students. Parents and families are welcome to attend.

PARENTS & FAMILIES SESSION

BLOCK 1

Top hatJust For Parents and Families: Helping with the Transition to College and Beyond

7:30 p.m.—9 p.m.
Wait Chapel

Led by Dr. James Raper (University Counseling Center) and Dr. Joanne Clinch (Student Health Service), this presentation and discussion for parents and families will focus on a variety of topics including: the transition from high school to college, common issues experienced during the college years, child/ parent relationship strategies, suggestions for maintaining emotional and physical health, healthy boundaries and when/how to access the multitude of support systems available at Wake Forest. A reception with refreshments following the session will also include opportunities for questions and answers with the presenters and other Campus Life professionals. Prior registration required: go.wfu.edu/collegetransition

Living at Wake

7:30 p.m.—10 p.m.
Students will meet in their residence halls with their Resident Advisers

Students will meet in their residence halls with their Resident Advisers (RAs) to get to know one another, receive important information and learn about living in a community. Non-residential students and transfer students will receive location from student advisers. Attendance is required.


Hypnotist

10 p.m.—12 a.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hypnotized?! Now’s your chance! Come bond with your new hall mates and watch your fellow Class of 2021 Demon Deacons do hilarious things on stage – without even knowing it. You’ll remember this show for years to come (and may even get some funny videos along the way!). Be sure to check out the Guidebook app for more details.


Deacs Get Up & Go!

7 a.m.—8 a.m.
See Guidebook for specific details regarding activity & locations.

Campus Recreation is excited to offer fitness and recreation opportunities such as group fitness classes, running and cycling among other experiences throughout New Deac Week.


Campus Bookstore

8:30 a.m.—5 p.m.
Taylor Residence Hall

The Campus Bookstore is open each day during New Deac Week for the purchase of school supplies and textbooks (the textbook department is downstairs). Textbooks ordered online at wfustores.com are available within 48 hours of order placement and can be picked up under the bookstore across from the Barber Shop (look for the WFU tent) starting today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit wfustores.com.


Top hatContinental Breakfast on Hearn Plaza (map)

8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
(In case of rain, the picnic will take place in the
Benson University Center, Room 401)

New students and their families are invited to a continental breakfast provided by Deacon Dining Services and the Dean of the College and attended by the President, Provost and other administrators. Music by the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band.


Top hatMaking of a Demon Deacon

9:30 a.m.—10 a.m.
South half of Hearn Plaza (Reynolda Hall side)

A ceremony in which Provost Rogan Kersh (’86) and student leaders welcome our newest Demon Deacons. Upon the chiming of the carillon, students gather in the designated area in front of the stage. Parents and families form a horseshoe ring around students. Program on back cover [PDF here]. Attendance is required for students. Parents and families encouraged to attend.


First-Year Student Academic Orientation:
Small Group Meetings with Advisers

10:15 a.m.—12 p.m.

First-year students report for assigned group meetings. Locations listed inside back cover [PDF here] of New Deac Week brochure. Locations are also listed in Guidebook app under “Adviser Room Assignment.” Bring your Undergraduate Bulletin. Attendance is required.


Transfer Student Academic Orientation

10:15 a.m.—12 p.m.
Reynolda Hall, Magnolia Room, 2nd Floor

Transfer students report for assigned group meetings. Bring your Undergraduate Bulletin. Attendance is required.


Top hatThe Spirit of Wake Forest for Parents and Families

10:15 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
Wait Chapel

President Hatch and senior University officials describe Wake Forest’s enduring mission and values in the context of a rapidly changing higher-education landscape. Elizabeth and David McGraw (P ’21) of the Parents’ Council will bring greetings.


Top hatAcademic Success and the Career Journey

10:45 a.m.—11:45 a.m.
Wait Chapel

Discover how to support your student’s college-to-career journey, including his/her academic success, choice of major, internships and transition to graduate school or first job. Senior Associate Dean Christy Buchanan and Vice President Andy Chan will describe resources in the Office of Academic Advising and the Office of Personal and Career Development. They will introduce a comprehensive approach to personal and career development and offer you tips and resources.


Lunch On Your Own

(unless attending an event below)
12 p.m.—1:15 p.m.

Lunch Options and Locations: Fresh Food Company, Hilltop Market, North Dining Starbucks, North POD, Einstein’s, Subway, POD @ Davis, Zick’s, Shorty’s, Moe’s, Chick-fil-A, Take Two, Forest Greens and the Benson Sundry.


Top hatReception for Jewish Students and Families

12 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Benson University Center, Room 409

Shalom! Jewish students and their families are invited to join the WFU Jewish community and friends to enjoy homemade Jewish goodies from our WFU kosher kitchen including potato and loshen kugels, knishes, kasha varnishkes, tzimmes, gefilte fish, tabouli (and other salads) and desserts (all dairy/pareve). Jewish faculty and staff will share information about the many Jewish services and programs. RSVPs appreciated. For more information, contact Gail Bretan at bretangh@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.4056.


Top hatReception for Latinx Families
Recepción Para Familias Latinas

12 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Benson University Center, Room 347

A reception for Latinx students and their families. Latinx faculty and staff will offer information in Spanish. Una recepción para estudiantes Latinos y sus familias. Profesores y personal universitario Latino ofrecerán información en Español. Join us for pupusas, empanadas and more!

PARENTS & FAMILIES SESSION

BLOCK 2
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

 

— AND —

 

PARENTS & FAMILIES SESSION

BLOCK 3
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Top hatConcurrent Sessions: Parents and families are highly encouraged to attend one of these important sessions.

A Campus Response to High-Risk Behavior

Benson University Center, Room 401 A/D

This session for parents and families addressing high-risk student behaviors will provide information regarding what parents and families can do to help support their students in making safe and healthy decisions. It includes a review of campus resources, programs, services and policies.

Student Engagement Opportunities / Fraternity and Sorority Life

Benson University Center, Room 409

Organizational involvement is a key aspect in helping students find their sense of belonging. Members of the Office of Student Engagement will discuss general advice, specific circumstances and standards students need to understand in order to best take advantage of the opportunities the 175 student organizations and 25 fraternities and sororities at Wake Forest offer. Discussion will include the many ways in which the Office of Student Engagement and campus partners work with students to create a safe and supportive social environment while “Helping Every Deacon Find Their Place.”

Staying Safe at WAKE — Campus Safety

Benson University Center, Room 410

Safety will always be a concern for parents when sending their children off to college. Everyone must work collaboratively to keep our community safe. Parents and families will learn about services and resources protecting our Wake Forest University campus community. Representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students and University Police will be present to help you understand our community standards and how they support student safety and well-being.

Diversity @ Wake Information Session

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium

Join the Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center and the International Students & Scholars Office to learn about diversity at Wake and the resources each office offers. Attendees will learn about the roles each office plays in creating a vibrant campus culture, and in supporting students, parents and families. Brief tours will be offered of each of the spaces followed by a reception in the 3rd Floor Rotunda of the Benson University Center.


Top hatWelcome Reception for Families of International and Multicultural Students

4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Benson University Center, 3rd Floor Rotunda

An hors d’oeuvres reception for students and their families, hosted by the Intercultural Center, International Students & Scholars, the LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center.


Top hatNew ROTC Student, Parent and Family Orientation

4:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
ROTC Building (Building 25 on campus map), Upstairs Classroom

From College to Career

5 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Wait Chapel

For Students ONLY: The Office of Personal and Career Development encourages students to investigate career paths, take risks, volunteer and intern, travel to new places and build mentoring and professional relationships. What you learn and do with your four years here — both inside and outside the classroom — will have a huge impact on where you go and what you do as a student and upon graduation. Learn about the Office of Personal and Career Development and its many resources to help you start your journey. Attendance is required.


Top hatPresident’s Reception for Parents and Families

5 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Farrell Hall, Founders Living Room

President and Mrs. Hatch welcome parents and family members according to the following schedule. Casual attire is suggested.


Dinner On Your Own

(unless attending the event below)

6:30 p.m.—8 p.m.

Top hatInformation Session on University Theatre and Dance Company

6:30 p.m.—8 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Theatre Lobby

Students interested in theatre or dance performance or design are invited to learn about upcoming productions and auditions. Specific production and rehearsal schedules and other program details will be discussed. Tours of the facility will be followed by pizza and an open forum. Parents and families are welcome.

Top hatALL PROGRAMMING FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
ENDS AT THIS POINT.

Women’s Soccer Game

7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Spry Stadium

Cheer on our Women’s Soccer team against South Carolina.


Playfair

10 p.m.—12 a.m.
Location: Kentner Stadium

Playfair excels in helping collegiate and corporate audiences across the world make connections through fun and innovative programming. Tonight, that audience is #WFU21! Continue to make connections and get to know each other. Have fun, laugh hard and play fair! After Playfair, stay for the Silent Disco! You bring your moves and we’ll have the headphones. Come hang out in a unique, beats-infused environment!


Campus Bookstore

8:30 a.m.—5 p.m.
Taylor Residence Hall

The Campus Bookstore is open each day during New Deac Week for the purchase of school supplies and textbooks (the textbook department is downstairs). Textbooks ordered online at wfustores.com are available within 48 hours of order placement and can be picked up under the bookstore across from the Barber Shop (look for the WFU tent) starting today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see wfustores.com.


Mindful Mornings

8 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Babcock Basement Lounge

Start your day with an exploration of the first of three sets of simple contemplative practices that will help you achieve academic and personal wellbeing in college and beyond.


Individual Advising Sessions

8 a.m.—1 p.m.

Academic advisers will schedule advising sessions during this time. Student athletes must complete their advising sessions by 10:45 a.m. Students planning to attend the Chemistry or Engineering Open House at Wake Downtown should complete their advising sessions before 12:30 p.m.


Service Open House

9 a.m.—12 p.m.
Kitchin Residence Hall, Campus Kitchen

Students interested in getting involved in on- and off-campus initiatives are encouraged to drop by the Campus Kitchen Lounge. Staff and upperclass students will provide information about various service and social action programs and opportunities including Campus Kitchen, Volunteer Service Corps, Domestic Alternative Spring Break Trips, the Dash Corps and student-led philanthropies. Sponsored by the Pro Humanitate Institute.


The Center for Global Programs & Studies (GPS) – Study Abroad Interest Session

9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium

The Center for Global Programs & Studies (GPS) invites students interested in study abroad opportunities to attend one of three informal sessions 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Each session will be followed by a half hour for drop-in and informal questions (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon).


The Office of Student Engagement – Involvement, Engagement and Leadership Session

9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Benson University Center, Room 401 C

Interested in joining a student organization? Attend one of these sessions and learn about the 150+ student organizations at Wake Forest University and how to get involved. Student Engagement staff and student leaders will talk about engagement opportunities, what to look for in a student organization and how involvement can turn into a sense of belonging and leadership at Wake Forest.


Wake Downtown Department Open Houses

12:30 p.m.—2 p.m.
Wake Downtown

Meet faculty and upperclass students in an informal setting at any time during this time. Students should plan to take the 12:15 p.m. shuttle to Wake Downtown and depart Wake Downtown no later than 2 p.m. to return to Reynolda Campus.
Chemistry: Wake Downtown, Room 4903
Engineering: Wake Downtown, Room 4502


Muslim Prayer Service

1 p.m.
Collins Residence Hall, Room A001, Muslim Student Lounge

This weekly service is open to people of all backgrounds and faiths.

Reynolda Campus Department Open Houses

1 p.m.—3 p.m.

Meet faculty and upperclass students in informal settings at any time during this two-hour period.

Education
Tribble Hall, Room B216
English
Tribble Hall, Room A107
Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
Reynolda Hall, Room 230
French, German and Russian
Greene Hall, Room 341
Health and Exercise Science
Worrell Professional Center, HES Lobby
History
Tribble Hall, Lobby
Mathematics and Statistics
Manchester Hall, Room 336
Military Science (ROTC)
ROTC Building, ROTC Lobby
(Building 25 on campus map)

Music
Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M309
Philosophy
Tribble Hall, Room B316
Physics
Olin Physical Laboratory, Foyer
Politics and International Affairs
Kirby Hall, Room 109
Psychology
Greene Hall, Room 311
Department for the Study of Religions
Wingate Hall, Room 116
Sociology
Kirby Hall, Ground Floor
Spanish and Italian
Greene Hall, Atrium
Theatre and Dance
Scales Fine Arts Center, Lower Lobby
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Tribble Hall, Room A105

Carillon Concert on Hearn Plaza (map)

3 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Raymond Ebert (’60), University Carillonneur


New Student Seating for Convocation

3:30 p.m.—4 p.m.
Wait Chapel

Students will meet with Student Advisers to be seated together in Wait Chapel. Attendance is required.


New Student Convocation

4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Wait Chapel

This formal ceremony welcomes you into the academic community. Includes an opportunity to reflect on your goals for the WFU journey with Nathan O. Hatch, President; Michele Gillespie, Dean of the College; Christy M. Buchanan, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising; and Lillian Gaeto (’18), Student Representative to the Committee on Orientation and Lower Division Advising. Attendance is required; business casual dress encouraged.


OPCD Open House For Transfer Students

5:15 p.m.—6:15 p.m.
Reynolda Hall, Room 230

Transfer students will have the opportunity to connect with career coaches and learn about the services that the Office of Personal and Career Development has to offer. Attendance is required.


Taste of Winston-Salem

6:30 p.m.—7:45 p.m.
Parking Lot W-2 near Spry Soccer Stadium and Alumni Hall

Gather with your new friends and try out local food offerings compliments of Winston-Salem businesses; live music including the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band; performances by the WF Cheer and Dance Teams.


Men’s Soccer Game

7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Spry Stadium

Cheer on the nationally-ranked soccer team against Rutgers.


Pit Stop

10 p.m.—12 a.m.
Manchester Plaza and The Fresh Food Company (“The Pit”)

Who doesn’t love late night snacks?! Come out to the Pit and other campus hot spots to enjoy some food, roving artists, novelties, music and more! Enjoy the night with your hall and meet some fellow first-years. Did we mention there will be food?! Be sure to check out the Guidebook for more details.


Deacs Get Up & Go!

10 p.m.—12 a.m.
See Guidebook for specific details regarding activity & locations.

Campus Recreation is excited to offer fitness and recreation opportunities such as group fitness classes, running, and cycling among other experiences throughout New Deac Week.


Deacs Get Up & Go!

7 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
See Guidebook for specific details regarding activity & locations.

Campus Recreation is excited to offer fitness and recreation opportunities such as group fitness classes, running and cycling among other experiences throughout New Deac Week.


Mindful Mornings

8 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Babcock Basement Lounge

Start your day with an exploration of the second of three sets of simple contemplative practices that will help you achieve academic and personal wellbeing in college and beyond.


Campus Bookstore

9 a.m.—5 p.m.
Taylor Residence Hall

The Campus Bookstore is open each day during New Deac Week for purchase of school supplies and textbooks (the textbook department is downstairs). Textbooks ordered online at wfustores.com are available within 48 hours of order placement and can be picked up under the bookstore across from the Barber Shop (look for the WFU tent) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit wfustores.com.


Wellbeing at Wake

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

This session, including videos, games and discussion prompts, is designed to aid students in learning skills to understand and navigate the local campus landscape as it relates to wellbeing, alcohol, drugs and safety, and to discover resources for a successful campus life. Schedule and locations provided by RAs. Non-residential and transfer students will receive scheduling information by email by Friday, August 25. Attendance is required.


PREPARE Talks

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Trained student facilitators will engage small groups in an interactive program to discuss Wake Forest as a culture of respect, committed to preventing incidents of sexual misconduct. Strategies will be discussed for effectively caring for each other through healthy relationships and awareness of resources. Schedule will be provided by RAs. Non-residential and transfer students will receive scheduling information by email by Friday, August 25. Attendance is required.


“Wake World”

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre

An entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical snapshot of college life created and performed by members of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Schedule will be provided by RAs. Non-residential and transfer students will receive scheduling information by email by Friday, August 25. Attendance is required.


Building Community through Diversity & Inclusion

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

During this interactive session, students will explore what it means to live in a diverse community through a variety of activities and discussions. Students will learn about the individual and collective diversity of your class; identify ways to build a more inclusive Wake Forest; and receive valuable information and resources to support personal and social identity development. Schedule will be provided by RAs. Non-residential and transfer students will receive scheduling information by email by Friday, August 25. Attendance is required.


Lunch On Your Own

(unless attending an event below)
12 p.m.—1:15 p.m.

Lunch Options and Locations: Fresh Food Company, Hilltop Market, North Dining Starbucks, North POD, Einstein’s, Subway, POD @ Davis, Zick’s, Shorty’s, Moe’s, Chick-fil-A, Take Two, Forest Greens, and the Benson Sundry.


Dinner with Advising Group or On Your Own

4:30 p.m.—7 p.m.

You’ll need some sustenance for Pros vs. Joes! Some of you will dine with academic and student advisers tonight; others will have dinner with your advising group on Sunday, September 3, 10 or 17. Advisers will have provided information about scheduling at a group meeting earlier this week. At this dinner gathering, you can get to know each other in a casual setting and discuss transitioning to Wake Forest University or other topics. Attendance at your advising group dinner is required at the time it is scheduled.


Pros vs. Joes

7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Kentner Stadium (Rain location: Sutton Center of Reynolds Gym)

Incoming students will march in solidarity to face off against the greatest athletes, faculty and staff Wake Forest has to offer. Out-shoot, out-chip, outkick and out-dodge campus “Pros” as you navigate campus forming new friendships and winning prizes through competition.


Saturday Nite Live

10 p.m.—1 a.m.
Reynolds Gym & Sutton Center

Campus Recreation, Student Engagement and Residence Life and Housing invite you to participate in this annual block party style event. The newly renovated Reynolds Gym will be open with various activity stations including Open Gym Hours, Climbing Wall, Dancing, Trivia Competition, Giveaways and More! Food trucks and games will be stationed outside of Reynolds Gym and South Campus Residence Halls with free food. All new students will be welcome from 10 p.m.-1 a.m., so you are encouraged to walk around and make some new friends from different buildings. Prizes will be given away throughout the night with a grand prize at the end of the evening. Students who attend will receive Link Loot points that can be redeemed for additional prizes during the spring semester. We look forward to seeing you there!


Deacs Get Up & Go!

7 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
See Guidebook for specific details regarding activity & locations.

Campus Recreation is excited to offer fitness and recreation opportunities such as group fitness classes, running and cycling among other experiences throughout New Deac Week.


Campus Bookstore

9 a.m.—5 p.m.
Taylor Residence Hall

The Campus Bookstore is open each day during New Deac Week for the purchase of school supplies and textbooks (the textbook department is downstairs). Textbooks ordered online at www.wfustores.com are available within 48 hours of order placement and can be picked up under the bookstore across from the Barber Shop (look for the WFU tent) starting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit wfustores.com


Mindful Mornings

8:30 a.m.—9 a.m.
Babcock Basement Lounge

Start your day with an exploration of a third set of simple contemplative practices that will help you achieve academic and personal wellbeing in college and beyond.


Wake Forest: A Tradition of Honor and Integrity

9 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
Location provided by RAs

Learn about the Honor Code and expectations regarding student conduct at Wake Forest. Through small group meetings facilitated by RAs, you will explore case scenarios featuring real-life situations and dilemmas regarding the Honor Code, and responsible and safe behavior in various aspects of student life. Following this session, you will be required to complete an online quiz regarding rules, expectations, honor and student conduct. Non-residential and transfer students will receive scheduling information by email by Friday, August 25. Attendance is required.


Wake Forest Baptist Church

11 a.m.—12 p.m.
Wait Chapel

The congregation of Wake Forest Baptist Church holds weekly services in Wait Chapel. All are welcome.


Catholic Mass

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium

All are welcome.


Project Wake: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity

1:30 p.m.—3 p.m.

Meet with your Project Wake reading discussion group! Students who registered should follow the instructions sent by email prior to arrival.


Religious Life Open House

3:15 p.m.—4:15 p.m.
Benson University Center, 3rd Floor Lounge

Meet chaplains, religious advisers, campus ministers and student leaders for food and conversation.


Seating for Spirit of Wake Forest

4:30 p.m.—5 p.m.
Wait Chapel

Students will meet with Student Advisers to be seated together in Wait Chapel. Attendance is required.


Spirit of Wake Forest

5 p.m.—6 p.m.
Wait Chapel

Learn about Wake Forest traditions — aWake All Night, Hit the Bricks, Homecoming, Lovefeast, MLK Celebration, Project Pumpkin, Rolling the Quad, South Campus Area Councils, Springfest and Wake ’N Shake — as student leaders introduce you to the Spirit of Wake Forest. Attendance is required.


Sunday Night Thrive

6 p.m.—7:15 p.m.
Manchester Plaza (In case of rain, this event will take place in the Barn)

Come out and enjoy free food and de-stress before your first day of classes with the Class of 2021! We look forward to seeing you there! Sponsored by the Intercultural Center, the Office of Wellbeing and the Office of International Students and Scholars.


Men’s Soccer Game

7 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Spry Stadium

Cheer on the nationally-ranked soccer team against Providence.


Deacs Get Up & Go!

7 p.m.—10 p.m.
See Guidebook for specific details regarding activity & locations.

Campus Recreation is excited to offer fitness and recreation opportunities such as group fitness classes, running and cycling among other experiences throughout New Deac Week.


MONDAY, AUGUST 28, CLASSES BEGIN!

International Students’ Kick-off Picnic

5 p.m.—6 p.m.
Davis Field across from Davis Residence Hall (Rain location: Scales Fine Arts Center, Lower Lobby)

Sponsored by International Students and Scholars


School of Business Information Session for Students

6 p.m.—7 p.m.
Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium, Lower Level

Students interested in possible study in the School of Business are strongly encouraged t attend. Session will be led by a member of the Undergraduate Integrative Student Services team, WFU School of Business.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

Faculty House Calls

6 p.m.—7 p.m.
First-Year Residence Halls

Sponsored by Residence Life and Housing. Faculty members will visit the residence halls to welcome you to Wake Forest! Plan to be in your room to meet professors and learn firsthand about the teacher-scholar model at Wake Forest.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

Wake the Demons!
Football Game & New Student Tailgate

5 p.m.—10 p.m.
BB&T Field

Join your new classmates at the first football home game when Wake Forest plays Presbyterian. Prior to the game, you will join us outside the Coliseum lot for free food, music and a Wake the Demons t-shirt. Get into the Wake Forest spirit to cheer the Demon Deacons on to victory. Enjoy games, music and lots of fun prizes. You will storm the field as a class and be a part of the pre-game excitement before kickoff. Transportation will be provided. Details about time and place to meet will be available from RAs prior to Game Day. Attendance highly encouraged. GO DEACS!

For other information, including key fall dates, see your Deac Week publication or this PDF or the Guidebook app.