Pre-Orientation Programs

What’s even cooler than Orientation? Pre-Orientation, of course. You can start your Wake Forest experience early with one of our optional Pre-Orientation programs.

Make a few new friends out in the wild, get to know your new home through volunteer work with your new classmates, learn about Wake Forest history and traditions or climb a mountain for worship and reflection. The choice is yours, but don’t wait too long to sign up, as these tend to fill up fast.

You’ll arrive a few days early, and when the program concludes, you’ll join the rest of your classmates for New Deac Week.

Need-based scholarships are available. Contact the sponsoring offices for more details.

Pre-Orientation Drop-Off

Move-In Day is Wednesday, August 23. If you participate in a Pre-orientation program, you will arrive on campus several days earlier. Many families choose to send their students to campus with the bare necessities for Pre-orientation, and then bring students’ remaining belongings on Move-In Day. This also enables parents to participate in all parent and family orientation activities.

Important Dates

WILDERNESS TO WAKE
Application Deadline: June 9

S.P.A.R.C.
Application Deadline: July 15

WORLDWIDE WAKE
Application Deadline: July 15

DEACON CAMP
Application Deadline: July 15

B.U.I.L.D.
Application Deadline: July 15

SUMMIT: CHRISTIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
Application Deadline: August 1

MARCHING BAND
Application Deadline: August 1

MAZALWAKE
Application Deadline: August 1