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Parents and Families 2015

Congratulations to parents and families of students enrolled into the Class of 2019!  We are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in August!  This page will be your space for news and information about your student’s orientation process.  At the bottom of this page is a list of due dates and action items for parents and students.

Throughout the summer, we will post important announcements to the Announcements page, with the newest items showing at the top of the page.  Please check there frequently.

So that we may begin including you on communications from Wake Forest, please complete a Parent Record Form as soon as possible.  Be sure to include your email address, as email is the primary means of communication with families.   (If you have difficulty with the Parent Record Form displaying on your screen, try using a different browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.  While electronic submission of the Parent Record Form is the preferred method, if you cannot access the form, you can print this Parent Record Form PDF and complete the form by hand, then scan it and email it to

New Student Receptions are currently underway.  These informal events are wonderful ways to meet other members of the Class of 2019 and their families as well as to hear from current upperclassmen/women about life at Wake Forest.   If one is not in your area, there is a Virtual New Student Reception.

Get a glimpse of life at Wake Forest via the Daily Deac parent blog.  You can subscribe to the Daily Deac by following these instructions.  We also invite you to follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest Parents) and Twitter (WFUParents).

There is a Frequently Asked Questions page with specific information for new parents and families to help answer questions you may have about Orientation.  There is also a more global FAQ page for all parents.

Please feel free to contact the Parent Programs office at if you need additional information or assistance.  Welcome to Wake Forest!

JUNE 1-13

Things to do in June…

Make hotel reservations for move-inInformation
Complete Parent Record Form - June 5Form
Review the Advice for New Parents webpage - June 16Webpage
Register for New Student Reception (if applicable) - as soon as possibleInformation
Determine if you will ship items to campus - June 30Shipping Information
Talk to your student about authorizing you as a third-party payer on DEAC - June 10Instructions

Has your student?…

Submitted a Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - June 1Information
Completed the Directed Self-Placement Assessment - June 12Information
Request reporting of AP/IB scores to Wake Forests (if applicable) - June 12Information
Submitted a Housing and Dining Application - June 12Complete in WIN >Virtual Campus >Residence Life & Housing

JULY 01-14

Has your student?…

Submitted a Health Information and Immunization Form - July 1Form
Submitted a Deacon OneCard photoSubmit Here
Complete Technology@WFU- July 1Information
Submitted Disabilities Documentation (if applicable) - July 1Disability Services
Complete Foreign Language Placement Test - July 13Complete in WIN

JULY 15-30

Later in July…

Register for Family Weekend online via the Student Union website - July 15Registration
Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (if desired) - July 30
Register for this optional program on 8/21: "Just for Parents: Helping with the Transition to College and Beyond"Register

Has your student?…

Completed Round 1 of Registration - July 13-17
Complete Course Preference Survey - July 17Sent via email
Submitted a Deacon Camp Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 17Application
Submitted a S.P.A.R.C. Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 17Application
Signed up for Project Wake: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity (optional) - July 17More Information
Submitted a Worldwide Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 17 Application

AUGUST 01-17

Things to do in August…

Tuition Due - August 1Payment Methods
Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form - August 1Enrollment/Waiver
Granting Proxy Access [for grades, etc]Information
Create a account and review parent materials Information and Instructions
Registered for Parking (if applicable; registration opens August 3) - August 18Register

Has your student?…

Completed the MyStudentBody Orientation - August 1MyStudent Body
Submitted a Marching Band Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - August 1Commitment Form
Submitted a SUMMIT Christian Ministries Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - August 1Application Coming Soon
Submitted a Protege Mentoring Program Application (if applicable) - August 1Application


Other things to do in August…

Check DEAC and WIN for financial holds (if your student hasn't authorized you, ask him/ her to!)- August 12DEAC | WIN
Submit the Tuition Insurance Plan Form (if desired) - August 18Information and Instructions
Purchase ThinkPad Protection (if desired) - August 18Complete in WIN
Print a Move In Parking Pass and Map - August 18Parking Pass (incoming freshman)
Parking Pass (transfer students)

Has your student?…

Completed Project Wake: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity (optional) - August 19Information
Signed the Technology Program Agreement- August 18Complete in WIN
Registered his/her cell phone number for Wake Ready - August 18Instructions
Registered property with University Police - August 18Form
Completed his/her Handshake Profile with the Office of Personal and Career Development; Profile not available until Aug. 1Visit OPCD for more information