June 26th Email from WFU Office of Academic Advising

The following email was sent on June 26th to all new students from the Office of Academic Advising.


Dear Incoming WFU Student:

Hello! I hope you are enjoying your summer!  This is your next email installment from the Office of Academic Advising to keep you informed and remind you of a few upcoming deadlines.  You’re going to want to read this entire email so that you don’t miss anything important. 

Upcoming Deadlines:

It is hard to believe that next Wednesday is July 1!!  Please make sure you have completed and submitted each of the following by Wednesday:

o   Health Information and Immunization Form

o   Technology@WFU

o   Deacon OneCard Photo

o   Any disabilities documentation as necessary

 If you have not done so already, please also remember to:

o   Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEACaccount  (http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs/deac) 

PROJECT WAKE: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion led by a Wake Forest faculty or staff member and to meet other new students interested in the same book!  Go tohttp://newstudents.wfu.edu/summer-academic-project/ to view information about this year’s project, the list of 2015 summer reading options, and instructions for signing up. 

A New Living-Learning Community
In addition to the Living-Learning Communities that were listed in your Housing survey, one more has been added: Beware the Hemlock:  Roleplaying Crisis in Ancient Greece and Rome. See http://advising.wfu.edu/learning_communities/ for details and if you are interested in this FYS community, contact Dean Boyle (boyle@nullwfu.edu) by June 30.  We will enroll students on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are enrolled in a FYS Living-Learning Community, this class will not count against your 8 hours in Round I of registration.

Preparing for Registration:

  • Course Preference Survey: Although you should be working on this now in preparation for Round I of registration, please DO NOT SUBMIT it until after you have completed Round I of registration (see Forestry 101, p. 75, or http://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/).
  • Complete the Foreign Language Placement Test by July 13.  You should take the test for any language you studied in high school.  For students whose primary language is not English, do not take the foreign language placement test in your primary language.  If you want to begin a new language that you have not studied before, plan to begin at the 111 level.  For other options related to fulfilling the foreign language requirement, please plan to speak to your academic adviser once you arrive on campus.  See Forestry 101, p. 75, or http://newstudents.wfu.edu/advising/steps-prio-to-registration/foreignlanguage/.
  • By July 10, you will receive feedback from the Directed Self Placement (DSP) team. The DSP feedback provides guidance about which writing course might be best for you, but ultimately the choice of a first writing class is yours.  The DSP team is happy to help you with any questions you might have.  They can be reached by contactingdsp@nullwfu.edu.

Forestry 101:
If you would find it useful, remember that there is an e-book version of Forestry 101. To read it simply follow this link: http://wfu.tizrapublisher.com/forestry-101/.  The information inForestry 101 is also duplicated on the New Student website: http://newstudents.wfu.edu/. 

Giving Parents Access to Academic Records:
The University Registrar sent you an email on June 18 about how to grant parent(s) access to academic information.  If you have not read this email and discussed it with your parent(s) yet, I encourage you to do so now. 

Women in Science Mentoring Program
If you are a woman interested in any area of science – from Pre-Med to Neuroscience – we want you to know about the Women in Science Mentoring Program.  This program seeks to connect incoming freshman women with upperclass women in science, to help new students learn more about the sciences at Wake Forest. If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the spreadsheet at the link below.  If you have any questions please contact Angela Harper at harpaf13@nullwfu.edu. 


Orientation Schedule:
A copy of the Orientation brochure will be mailed in July.  Once ready, a copy of the Orientation schedule will also be posted at http://newstudents.wfu.edu/orientation-programming/. 

Staying in Touch:
If you have not joined already, this is a reminder to follow WFUOrientation on Twitter and join the official Class of 2019 Facebook group.  Don’t forget to “like” the Office of Academic Advising Facebook page, too:  this is a source of good information and another way to contact us.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the Office of Academic Advising with questions (336.758.3320 or undergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu).  If you would like to ask questions of a student adviser, email askansa@nullwfu.edu.

All the best,

Dean Buchanan
Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Advising
Professor of Psychology
PO Box 7225, Reynolda Hall 125
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
E-mail: buchanan@nullwfu.edu
Tel: 336.758.3320