This website pertains to the entering freshman Class of 2018. Information for new students and parents who are in the Class of 2019 will be available in mid- to late-May 2015.
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for deadlines and due dates; additional information will be added throughout the summer.
Congratulations to parents and other family members of students enrolled in the Class of 2018! We are eager to welcome you all to Wake Forest in August.
NEW August 20 – We have an addition to the Orientation schedule. New this year, Wake Forest has a Pre-Graduate School Adviser: Dr. Cecilia Solano. Dr. Solano will be available to talk to parents and students about preparing for a future that includes graduate school. The session for parents will be held on Friday, August 22, 9:45-10:15, Greene Hall 414. The session for students will be held on Monday, August 25, Greene Hall 444 (drop in as you can between 9 and 4).
NEW August 18 – Print your Move-In Day Parking Pass
NEW August 18 – The Guide to Community Living is available online.
NEW August 15 – Information about students’ schedules was emailed to them.
July 21 – for International Parents, we have two translations of the parents and families checklist insert that was in the Forestry 101 book your students received. Please see the Chinese Parents Guide- Forestry 101 or the Spanish Parents Guide- Forestry 101 as applicable.
July 15 – Parents and families are encouraged to sign in to My Student Body to review the parent materials (parent instructions here; account code at the bottom of the letter). These resources will help you have a conversation with your students about alcohol and drugs. As a reminder, students are required to complete the My Student Body course (student instructions here) by August 1.
June 26 – The Orientation schedule brochure is now available as a PDF. It is online here. Items in gold are for parents and family members. There are planned parent activities on Thursday and Friday morning, and some optional receptions on Friday afternoon, but parents and families will be free to leave after the formal programming ends on Friday afternoon.
June 18 – Pre-Orientation programs are still available! Pre-Orientation programs can help your students get a great head start on finding their niche and making friends. Urge interested students to learn more and apply for programs if they wish.
June 4 – Vehicle Registration information is now available. Please see information about the vehicle registration process.
May 22 – Read the Advice for New Parents and Families page. This has lots of good advice about how your students can begin considering course registration, as well as general ‘transition to college’ topics.
New Student Receptions are currently being planned. We hope you and your students will join us if one is located in an area convenient to you. These informal events are wonderful ways to meet other members of the Class of 2018 and their families. To help us avoid duplicate registrations, please submit one registration per family whenever possible.
Emails that are sent to new students from the Office of Academic Advising are being archived online. Please urge your students to check their WFU email account frequently for important news and updates. Emails from June 6 and June 18 have been recently added.
Travel planning for families whose students are doing a pre-orientation session - 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 21st. 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.
Family Weekend Registration will go live July 15th via the Family Weekend website. Family Weekend will be held on campus October 24-26, and there will be a host of activities for you and your students to enjoy. Before you register, you may wish to look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, as it answers questions about activities and how to register.
- 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 (see instructions to subscribe).
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.758.4237 for assistance.
- The Wake Parents and Families e-newsletter is 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 - June 5||Form|
|Register for New Student Reception (if applicable) - June 10||Information|
|Talk to your student about authorizing you as a third-party payer on DEAC - Jun 16||Instructions|
|Review the Advice for New Parents webpage - June 16||Webpage|
|Determine if you will ship items to campus - June 30||Shipping Information|
|Make hotel reservations for move-in||Information|
Has your student?…
|Completed the Directed Self-Placement Assessment - June 16||Information|
|Submitted AP and IB scores (if applicable) - June 16||Information|
|Submitted a Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - June 10||Information|
|Submitted a Worldwide Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - June 10||Application|
Has your student?…
|Submitted a Health Information and Immunization Form - July 1||Form|
|Submitted a Housing and Dining Application - July 1||Application available June 1|
|Submitted a Deacon OneCard photo||Submit Here|
|Completed the Technology@WFU online course - July 1||Information|
|Submitted Disabilities Documentation (if applicable) - July 1||Disability Services|
|Completed the Foreign Language Placement Test - July 14||Complete in WIN|
Later in July…
|Register for Family Weekend online via the Student Union website - July 15||Registration|
|Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (if desired) - July 30|
Has your student?…
|Completed Round 1 of Registration - July 14-18|
|Completed the Course Preference Survey - July 16||Sent via email|
|Submitted a Deacon Camp Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 16||Application|
|Submitted a S.P.A.R.C. Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 16||Application|
Things to do in August…
|Tuition Due - August 1||Payment Methods|
|Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form - August 1||Enrollment/Waiver|
|Talk to your student about signing a FERPA form - August 10||Information|
|Create a MyStudentBody.com account and review parent materials||Information and Instructions|
|Register for 'Just for Parents: Helping with the Transition to College and Beyond'||Register|
Has your student?…
|Completed the MyStudentBody Orientation - August 1||MyStudent Body|
|Submitted a Marching Band Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - August 1||Commitment Form|
|Submitted a SUMMIT Christian Ministries Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - August 1||Application|
|Submitted a Protege Mentoring Program Application (if applicable) - August 1||Application|
|Registered for Parking (if applicable; registration opens Aug. 1) - August 19|
Other things to do in August…
|Submit the Tuition Insurance Plan Form (if desired) - August 19||Information and Instructions|
|Purchase Think Pad Protection (if desired) - August 19||Complete in WIN|
|Print a Move In Parking Pass and Map - August 19||Coming Soon|
Has your student?…
|Check DEAC and WIN for financial holds - August 18||DEAC | WIN|
|Completed Project Wake: Civility - August 19||Information|
|Signed the Technology Program Agreement in WIN- August 19||Complete in WIN|
|Registered his/her cell phone number for Wake Ready - August 19||Instructions|
|Registered property with University Police - August 19||Form|