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We’re So Glad You Could Make It.

Within this website, you’ll find everything you could possibly need to survive in the Forest.

Food, shelter, maps, general wisdom and the laws of the land. All conveniently located in the following pages. So make yourself comfortable, and take a look around.

You can graduate, but you never have to leave.

 


About that calendar – Use a pencil , not a pen.

As you move through Forestry 101 and the New Student website, you’ll notice that the summer before you start classes and your first weeks in the Forest have lots of “key dates” and deadlines. We have taken a great deal of care to plan a smooth introduction to Wake Forest for the Class of 2024, but we expect that COVID-19 will continue to impact the New Student calendar.

The dates in Forestry 101 were accurate at the time this book and the website were produced. But if plans change throughout the summer, details, dates and deadlines will shift as well. It’s important that you consult the New Student website regularly for the most updated information.

Key Dates

MAY 1
New Student website goes live!Please visit newstudents.wfu.edu
Pre-orientation Program Applications Available (deadline July 1)Please visit Pre-Orientation Programs page for more information
MAY 13
Check WIN for financial aid disbursement requirementsWIN
JUNE 1
Students may view their registration time in WINAvailable in WIN
JUNE 3
Directed Self-Placement (available May 27)Sent to your WFU Email
Ensure your parents/family members have completed the Family Record FormComplete the Family Record Form
New WakeWare laptops available for purchase online or in the BookstorePurchase online at WakeWare
New Student Receptions
This summer, a series of receptions for new students and their families will be held across the country. Depending on the circumstances with COVID-19, and with guidance from public health officials, the 2020 New Student Receptions may be held either in-person or virtually. We hope to have more information about these events by early June. Visit the New Student Receptions page for the latest updates and a list of events.
JUNE 8
Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEAC AccountInstructions
JUNE 15
Disability-related Housing or Dining Accommodations Request due More information
Log in to College Board Profile and change AP score recipients to WFU
if not originally designated
More Information
Submit IB scoresMore Information
JUNE 28
Deacon OneCard Photo Submission (available online May 18)Complete Form Here
Housing and Dining Application (available online May 18)Complete Application Here
Sign up for Project Wake: Identity and CommunityMore Information
JUNE 29
Living Learning Community SurveySent to your WFU Email on June 26
JULY 1
Pre-orientation registration closes (optional)Info / Application
Submit Disabilities DocumentationDisability Services
Health Information and Immunization Form (available May 13)Form
Record your name in NameCoachAvailable in WIN
JULY 10
Foreign Language Placement Test (available online May 13)Complete on the Office of Academic Advising Website
JULY 22
REMINDER: If you do not see credit applied to your record, please resubmit AP through the College Board and/or IB scores through your High School.More Information on AP scores / More Information on IB scores
JULY 27 - JULY 31
Registration for Fall CoursesMore Information
JULY 31
Housing Assignments ReleasedSent via WFU Email
Complete Course Preference Survey Sent via WFU Email on July 24
AUGUST 1
Fall Tuition Due (Statement available on DEAC July 15)Instructions
Log into (DEAC) to view statement and make payment.
Last day to schedule/change move-in appointment
Register your car for a Parking Pass (if applicable)Parking and Transportation
Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form (available July 15)Complete Form in BCBS
AUGUST 10
Check WIN for Financial HoldsWIN
AUGUST 15
Complete Social Belonging Online Program (available August 1)Sent via WFU Email
AUGUST 16
Register cellphone with Wake ReadyInstructions
Register property with University PoliceForm
Download the LiveSafe App (optional)More Information
AUGUST 17
Move-in Begins for First-Year & Transfer Students!
AUGUST 20
Complete Online Hazing Prevention Course (available August 1)Prevention Programs
Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention:
Online Course (AlcoholEdu) (available August 1)
Sent via WFU Email
Complete Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Online Course (available August 1)
Sent via WFU Email
AUGUST 26
Fall 2020 Classes Begin
SEPTEMBER 1
Complete Part 1 of Sexual Assault Prevention
for Undergraduates (available August 20)
Sent via WFU Email