Advice for New Students by Current Students

We asked current students to think back to their freshmen year and what they wish they had known.  The links below provide their advice; items have been grouped thematically.  Click the links below to visit the page(s) of your choice.

Academics advice

Academic rigor

Seeking help with academics

Establishing good habits

Student-faculty relationships

Bouncing back after a difficult grade

Social life/campus life advice

Getting involved on campus

Greek life

Having the right attitude as you begin college

Miscellaneous social life advice

Logistical advice 

Orientation and Move-In

Air travel/ground transportation

Meal plans

Clothing and miscellaneous


Parting advice

Wellbeing/family matters

Take advantage of all Wake has to offer

Editorial note:  The comments have been minimally edited and grouped together for coherence.  In come cases, comments were combined with others.  When we had students responding with the same advice, we repeated it for emphasis.  In the event a student offered advice that ran counter to what Wake Forest advises, it was not included.  These comments represent the views of the student commentators, not the views of the Parent Programs office or Wake Forest.