Parents and Families 2017

Information on this site is currently being added for the Class of 2021.  This page will have updated information around May 1, 2017.

Congratulations to parents and families of students enrolled into the Class of 2021!  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.  Please keep track of the due dates and action items.

So that we may begin including you on communications from Wake Forest, please complete a Family Record Form as soon as possible.  Be sure to include your email address, as email is the primary means of communication with families.

Get a glimpse of life at Wake Forest via the Daily Deac parent blog.  You can subscribe to the Daily Deac on the main page and have it sent to your inbox each weekday. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest Parents and Families) and Twitter (WFUParents).

Please feel free to contact the Office of Family Engagement at if you need additional information or assistance.  Welcome to Wake Forest!


Things to do in June…

Purchase student laptop through WakeWare (optional) - Available May 14Information
Complete Parent Record Form - June 5Form
Register for New Student Reception (if applicable) - as soon as possibleInformation
Talk to your student about authorizing you as a third-party payer on DEAC - June 10Instructions
Review the Advice for New Parents webpage - June 16Webpage
Make hotel reservations for move-inInformation

Has your student?…

Submitted a Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - June 1Information
Submitted a Housing and Dining Application - June 10Complete in WIN >Virtual Campus >Residence Life & Housing
Completed the Directed Self-Placement Assessment - June 10Information
Request reporting of AP/IB scores to Wake Forests (if applicable) - June 10Information


Has your student?…

Submitted a Health Information and Immunization Form - July 1Form
Submitted a Deacon OneCard photoSubmit Here
Submitted Disabilities Documentation (if applicable) - July 1Disability Services
Complete Technology@WFU - July 1Complete in Sakai
Emailed to connect with a trained student advisor (if needed) - July 10Email
Completed the Foreign Language Placement Test - July 13Complete in WIN


Later in July…

Register for Family Weekend online via the Student Union website - July 18Registration
Determine if you will ship items to campus - July 18
Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (if desired) - July 30

Has your student?…

Completed Round 1 of Registration - July 18-21More Information
Complete Course Preference Survey - July 15Sent via email
Submitted a Worldwide Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 15 Application
Submitted a Deacon Camp Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 15Application
Submitted a S.P.A.R.C. Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 15Application
Signed up for Project Wake: Citizenship (optional) - July 15More Information
Submitted B.U.I.L.D. Pre-Orientation Application (optional) - July 15 Application


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] - August 1Information
Read the alcohol and substance use information for parents and discussed it with your student - August 10Information and Instructions
Registered for Parking (if applicable; registration opens August 3) - August 18Register

Has your student?…

Completed the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention Online Course (AlcoholEdu) - Course is available on August 1. Deadline is August 25.Prevention Programs
Completed Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Online Program (HAVEN) - Program is available on August 1. Deadline is August 25.Prevention Programs
Submitted a Marching Band Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - August 1Commitment Form
Submitted a SUMMIT Christian Ministries Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - August 1More Information
Submitted a Protege Mentoring Program Application (if applicable) - August 1More Information
Received an email with their housing assignmentMore Information


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
Print a Move In Parking Pass and Map - August 18First-Year Student Parking Pass
Transfer Student Parking Pass
In order to best manage traffic, we encourage new students, and those traveling with them, to enter campus via University Parkway or Reynolda Road.

Has your student?…

Checked DEAC and WIN for financial holds (if your student hasn't authorized you, ask him/ her to!) - August 12DEAC | WIN
Registered his/her cell phone number for Wake Ready - August 18Instructions
Registered property with University Police - August 18Form
Downloaded the Life Safe App (optional)More Information
Completed his/her Handshake Profile with the Office of Personal and Career Development; Profile not available until Aug. 1Visit OPCD for more information
Read his/her chosen Project Wake book (if applicable) - Aug. 18 Instructions and Steps
Signed the Student Technology Agreement - August 26thComplete in WIN >Personal >WFU Agreements >Information Systems' Digital Agreements >Student Technology Agreement
Further instructions can be found, here.