August 13 Email from the Office of Academic Advising About Schedules

August 13, 2015

Dear New Demon Deacon,

Your fall course schedule will be available to you earlier than planned.  You will be able to view it on WIN tomorrow – Friday, August 14 – at 1 pm EST.  With your schedule in hand, you will be able to order textbooks (see attachment for instructions) and make other preparations for your classes.  You will be able to discuss your schedule with your academic adviser during On-Campus Pre-Semester Orientation, prior to the first day of classes when you can make adjustments to your schedule if you wish.

Our office has worked very hard to craft balanced schedules that take into account your desires and interests as expressed on the Course Preference Survey, the requirements that every first year student has, and the courses available this fall.

We worked hard to honor your Round I selections and stated preferences, and we trust you see that reflected in your schedule.   However, some of you, no doubt, have some questions about your schedule.  We have tried to anticipate these questions, and provide some answers below.  Before contacting our office with questions or concerns, please read the material closely … and to the very end, where we address those situations about which it is appropriate to contact us.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this material in its entirety.

Until you arrive on campus, any questions you have after reading material provided are best directed to the Office of Academic Advising.  Although it is possible that your faculty adviser will contact you prior to Orientation and be willing to answer questions, you should not expect to hear from him or her until you meet at Orientation as many advisers have other obligations until the start of the fall term.  Remember, also, that you can find information relevant to academics and registration in Forestry 101 or newstudents.wfu.edu, at our web site (advising.wfu.edu), and if you ‘like’ our Office of Academic Advising Facebook page (facebook.com/WFU.OAA).

On a different topic, don’t forget your August 18 deadlines (sign Technology Program Agreement; register for parking pass; print move-in day parking pass; register cell phone with Wake Ready; register property with University Police; submit tuition insurance form; purchase ThinkPad protection; complete your Handshake Profile; read your Project Wake book)!

Looking forward to seeing you very soon,

All the best,

Dean Buchanan


Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.