May 14 Email from the Office of Academic Advising

Dear [student’s name]

I am writing from the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) to extend my welcome to you as a member of the Wake Forest Class of 2020. I and my staff look forward to being in touch with you over the summer and meeting you on August26 for Orientation! To “meet us”, I invite you to visit our website at

This is the first of several emails I’ll be sending you this summer to provide updates and reminders that are critically important for new students. Remember to check your WFU email regularly for these emails along with emails that you might receive from other offices. And please read each email carefully so you do not miss any critical information! If you can’t read it when it arrives, be sure to bookmark it for later.

The New Student Website ( went live today!  Later this month you will receive a book called Forestry 101 in the mail that has the information from this site in book form, with some fun photos and information about WFU spirit and traditions. We expect the book to reach most students by May 25, although it might arrive somewhat later in some locations. In the book and on the website you will find important dates and instructions to prepare you for your transition to Wake Forest. It will be especially important to look over the “Key Dates / Action Items” section (on the home page of newstudents.wfu.eduand at the front of Forestry 101), so that you will be aware of important deadlines.  The earliest deadlines are listed at the end of this email so that you can get them on your calendar and be prepared to meet them.

We know that many of you have connected via social media already. Be sure to follow @WFUOrientation on Twitter, and request to join the official Wake Forest University Class of 2020 Facebook group as well!

As the summer progresses, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Advising (336.758.3320 In addition, if you would like to ask questions of a student adviser, you can email

Again, I am very excited to welcome you as our newest students!


Dean Buchanan

Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising
Professor of Psychology
Tel: 336.758.3320

Early Deadlines
Any Time…
-Purchase your computer; for reasons to buy through WakeWare, see
By June 1
-Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (optional); link available
 By June 10
-Complete Directed Self-Placement Assessment –
-Make requests for submission of AP and IB scores to Wake Forest (
– Submit Housing and Dining Application ( Complete in WIN > Virtual Campus > Residence Life & Housing)
-Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEACaccount  (