Move-In Message for New First Year Students (including Parking info)

The following message will be sent to all new first-year students (who are not participating in Pre-Orientation programs) in the coming days, but Residence Life and Housing has given us a preview, as we know parents and families need this information to plan.

To Our Newest Demon Deacons –

I want to take a moment on behalf of Residence Life and Housing to say Welcome to Wake Forest. We are delighted that you have chosen to attend Wake! Your residential community will be a core part of your experience here and we would like to share some important information regarding what you can expect before your arrival.

New Student Move-In
We look forward to welcoming our newest Demon Deacons to campus on Friday, August 26, 2016. As you plan for this day, remember the following:

  • Residence Hall Check-In will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Move-In Assistance will be available from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Campus Services Day will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • If you plan to arrive after 5:00 pm please let our office know by completing our After Hours Arrival form.
  • Prior to departing home, we ask that you print a move-in parking pass and display it on your dash or hang it on your rearview mirror upon entering campus on August 26.
  • In order to best manage traffic, we encourage new students, and those traveling with them, to enter campus via University Parkway or Reynolda Road.  As you plan, feel free to refer to the University’s maps page.

Students participating in pre-orientation, or otherwise approved for early arrival, should have received a separate communication from Residence Life and Housing regarding their check-in times and process.

Preparing To Live In A Community
As you prepare to join us on campus, please take some time to review our roommate agreement and begin thinking about what you expect in regards to your room and roommate relationship now. This will enable you to have a more productive conversation and complete the required roommate agreement with your roommate once you both arrive.

For more on expectations surrounding living in community at Wake Forest, please take some time to read our Guide to Community Living.

Faculty Fellows
The Faculty Fellows program is an exciting initiative for our first-year residence halls. The purpose of the program is to help increase student-faculty engagement, to foster a sense of belonging to the Wake Forest community, and to facilitate intellectual dialogue outside of the classroom. Each first-year residence hall has a team of Wake Forest faculty members who will engage the building community in various events and programs. Below are the Faculty Fellows for each residence hall:

Babcock: Katy Harriger, Senior Fellow (Politics and International Affairs), Sam Gladding (Counseling), Terry Blumenthal (Psychology)

Bostwick: John Llewellyn, Senior Fellow (Communication), Teresa Sanhueza (Romance Languages), Erica Still (English)

Collins: Adam Dovico (Education), Eric Carlson (Physics), Melissa Jenkins (English)

Johnson: Ananda Mitra, Senior Fellow (Communication), Swati Basu (Physics), Al Rives (Chemistry)

Luter: Steve Gunkel, Senior Fellow (Sociology), Abigail Perdue (School of Law), Darlene May (Romance Languages)

South: Barbara Lentz, Senior Fellow (School of Law), Alessandra Beasley Von Burg (Communication), Ron Von Burg (Communication), John Friedenberg (Theatre)

To learn more about the Faculty Fellows program and your Fellows team members, visit the South Forest website.

Please be sure to complete the Student Technology Agreement for Information Systems, for instructions on accessing and signing the agreement please click here. 

Staying Informed/Connected
The Office of Residence Life and Housing is always available via phone at 336-758-5185 or email at Additionally, our website and Facebook page contain helpful information and resources.

Again, we look forward to welcoming you to campus. In the meantime, make the most of the final moments of summer and travel safe!

Best –

Donna P. McGalliard, EdD
Associate Vice President, Campus Life and
Dean, Residence Life and Housing