Congratulations to parents and other family members of students enrolled in the Class of 2017! We are eager to welcome you all to Wake Forest in August.
Travel planning (NEW) - while the final Orientation schedule will not be released until July, here are some basics about the schedule. Move-In Day is Thursday, August 22nd, and much of the day will be spent settling in and getting laptops, ID cards, etc.
We strongly encourage parents to attend one of the three parent alcohol sessions on Thursday, as studies have shown that parents who talk to students about alcohol (and don’t encourage drinking) have students who drink less and less dangerously than those who don’t. The popular program “Just for Parents: Helping with the College Transition and Beyond” is on Thursday night.
There will be parent orientation sessions on Friday, August 23rd which should last until around lunchtime/early afternoon. There will be some optional receptions on Friday afternoon, but parents and families will be free to leave after the formal programming ends on Friday afternoon.
Travel planning for families whose students are doing a pre-orientation session (NEW) – if your student participates in a pre-orientation program, he or she will need to arrive on campus several days earlier than the regular Move-In date of August 22nd. Many families choose to send their student to campus with the bare necessities for pre-orientation, then bring students’ remaining belongings on Move-In Day. This also enables you to participate in all parent and family orientation activities.
We hope you and your students will join us for a New Student Reception if one is located in an area convenient to you. These informal events are wonderful ways to meet other members of the Class of 2017 and their families.
Throughout the year, the Parents’ Page is your portal for family-specific news and information. We hope you will bookmark it and visit it often. There are several key features of the Parents’ Page:
- The Daily Deac is a parent blog that gives parents and families a glimpse of life on campus. You can subscribe to the Daily Deac by providing your email address on the right side of the main Parents’ Page.
- Information for First Year Parents and Families is published weekly and covers topics about the transition to college, life on campus and events/activities your student may be experiencing that week.
- Questions and Answers provides answers to frequently asked questions. If you can’t find an answer or need additional information, contact the Parent Programs office at or 336.758.4327 for assistance.
- The Wake Parents and Families e-newsletter sent monthly to all parents for whom we have a valid e-mail address. To receive this newsletter, please complete the Parent Record Form.
Things to do in June…
|Complete Parent Record Form||Form|
|Talk to your student about authorizing you as a third-party payer on DEAC||Instructions|
|Review the Advice for New Parents webpage||Webpage|
|Make hotel reservations for move-in||Information|
Has your student?…
|Completed the Directed Self-Placement Assessment||Information|
|Submitted AP and IB scores (if applicable)||Information|
|Submitted a Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable)||Application available May 15|
Things to do in July…
|Registration for "Just for Parents - Help with the College Transition" session (if desired)||Registration|
|Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (if desired)||Information|
Has your student?…
|Completed the Foreign Language Placement Test||Complete in WIN|
|Completed the Course Preference Survey||Will be sent via email|
|Submitted a Health Information and Immunization Form||Form|
|Submitted a Housing and Dining Application||Application available June 1|
|Submitted a Deacon OneCard photo||Submit Here|
|Completed the Technology@WFU online course||Information|
|Submitted Disabilities Documentation (if applicable)||Disability Services|
Later in July…
|Register for Family Weekend online via the Student Union website||Registration|
|Determine if you will ship items to campus||Shipping Information|
Things to do in August…
|Tuition Due||Payment Methods|
|Talk to your student about signing a FERPA form||Information|
|Read A Parent Handbook for Talking with College Students About Alcohol and discuss it with your student||Handbook|
Has your student?…
|Completed the MyStudentBody Alcohol Orientation||MyStudent Body|
|Submitted a Deacon Camp Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable)||Application available May 15|
|Submitted a Marching Band Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable)||Application available May 15|
|Submitted a S.P.A.R.C Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable)||Application available May 15|
|Submitted a PreSchool Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable)||Application available May 15|
Other things to do in August…
|Submit the Tuition Insurance Plan Form (if desired)||Information and Instructions|
|Sign up for Think Pad Protection Agreement (if desired)||Complete in WIN|
|Print a Move In Parking Pass and Map||Available in August|
Has your student?…
|Completed the Summer Academic Project||Information|
|Completed the Technology Program Agreement||Complete in WIN|
|Check DEAC for financial holds||DEAC|
|Registered for Parking (if applicable; registration opens Aug. 1)||Parking and Transportation|
|Registered his/her cell phone number for Wake Ready||Instructions|
|Completed the Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form||Form|