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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 read through Forestry 101, 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 2025, 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 was 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 3
New Student website goes live!Please visit newstudents.wfu.edu
Pre-orientation Program Applications Available (deadline June 7)Please visit Pre-Orientation Programs page for more information
MAY 13
Check WIN for financial aid disbursement requirementsWIN
JUNE 1
Ensure that your parents/family members have completed the Family Record FormComplete the Family Record Form
New academic year WakeWare laptops available for purchase online or in the BookstorePurchase online at WakeWare
New Student Receptions
From early June to early August, receptions for new students and their families will be held across the country. The 2021 New Student Receptions will be offered virtually and also in person in selected local areas. We hope that every incoming family will join us at one of the virtual options (June 22 or July 14), and that you’ll also register for a local reception should one be offered in your area. Registration is required so we can have an accurate count of attendees.Register Here
JUNE 4
Deacon OneCard Photo Submission (available online May 3)Complete Form Here
Housing & Dining Application (available online May 3)Complete Application Here
JUNE 7
Pre-orientation registration closes Pre-orientation programs are optional, but strongly encouragedPlease visit Pre-Orientation Programs page for more information
Directed Self-Placement for writing course enrollment (available May 31)
Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEAC AccountInstructions
JUNE 20
Log in to College Board and designate WFU as AP score recipientMore Information
Submit IB scoresMore Information
JUNE 22
New Student Reception (virtual)Pre-Register Here
JULY 1
Submit Disabilities DocumentationDisability Services
Health Information and Immunization Form (available May 13)Form
Submit COVID-19 vaccine informationUpload your documentation to the Student Health Portal.
Record your name in NameCoachAvailable in WIN
JULY 9
Sign up for Project Wake
Foreign Language Placement Test (available online May 13)Complete on the Office of Academic Advising Website
JULY 12 - JULY 16
Rounds of Registration for Fall CoursesMore Information
JULY 14
New Student Reception (virtual)Pre-Register Here
JULY 17 - 23
Add / Drop period for Fall Courses
JULY 23
Complete Course Preference SurveySent via WFU Email on July 9
JULY 30
Housing Assignments ReleasedSent via WFU Email
AUGUST 1
Fall Tuition Due (Statement available on DEAC July 15)Instructions
Log into (DEAC) to view statement and make payment.
Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form (available June 15)Complete Form in BCBS
AUGUST 2
Register your car for a Parking Pass (if applicable)Transportation and Parking
AUGUST 12
Check WIN for financial holds
Students may view Fall course schedule in
WIN
WIN
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 18 - AUGUST 19
First-Year Move-in Days
AUGUST 23
Fall 2021 Classes Begin
Complete Part 1 of the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention
Online Course (AlcoholEdu for College: Primary) (available August 1)
Sent via WFU Email
Complete Part 1 of the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) (available August 1)Sent via WFU Email
Complete the Hazing Prevention Course (available August 1)Complete Course Here
Complete Part 1 of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Course (available August 1)Sent via WFU Email
FALL IN THE FOREST
New students cannot learn everything about what it takes to have a successful college experience in a few days before the semester even starts. Therefore, new student orientation programming continues through the fall. In this way, you can continue to learn while you are experiencing what it is actually like to be a student at Wake Forest.
Complete Part 2 of the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention Online Course (AlcoholEdu for College: Primary) (Available 45 days after completion of Part 1. Deadline is October 25th.)Sent via WFU Email
Complete Part 2 of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Course (Available 45 days after completion of Part 1. Deadline is October 25th.)Sent via WFU Email