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Parents and Families 2014

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.

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:

JUNE 5-13

Things to do in June…

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

Has your student?…

Completed the Directed Self-Placement Assessment - June 16Information
Submitted AP and IB scores (if applicable) - June 16Information
Submitted a Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - June 10Information
Submitted a Worldwide Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - June 10Application

JULY 01-15

Has your student?…

Submitted a Health Information and Immunization Form - July 1Form
Submitted a Housing and Dining Application - July 1Application available June 1
Submitted a Deacon OneCard photoSubmit Here
Completed the Technology@WFU online course - July 1Information
Submitted Disabilities Documentation (if applicable) - July 1Disability Services
Completed the Foreign Language Placement Test - July 14Complete in WIN

JULY 16-30

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

Has your student?…

Completed Round 1 of Registration - July 14-18
Completed the Course Preference Survey - July 16Sent via email
Submitted a Deacon Camp Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 16Application
Submitted a S.P.A.R.C. Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) - July 16Application

AUGUST 01-18

Things to do in August…

Tuition Due - August 1Payment Methods
Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form - August 1Enrollment/Waiver
Talk to your student about signing a FERPA form - August 10Information
Create a account and review parent materialsInformation and Instructions
Register for 'Just for Parents: Helping with the Transition to College and Beyond'Register

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
Submitted a Protege Mentoring Program Application (if applicable) - August 1Application
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 19Information and Instructions
Purchase Think Pad Protection (if desired) - August 19Complete in WIN
Print a Move In Parking Pass and Map - August 19Coming Soon

Has your student?…

Check DEAC and WIN for financial holds - August 18DEAC | WIN
Completed Project Wake: Civility - August 19Information
Signed the Technology Program Agreement in WIN- August 19Complete in WIN
Registered his/her cell phone number for Wake Ready - August 19Instructions
Registered property with University Police - August 19Form