This site is for the New Student Class of 2026. Information for the Class of 2027 will be available in early May 2023.

We’re so glad you could make it.

Whether you’re a new first-year or a transfer student, the information provided on this site will be your primary source for everything you need to know to ensure your smooth transition to Wake Forest.

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

You can graduate, but you never have to leave.

Important Dates

Key Dates for New Students

There are many tasks you will need to do over the summer as you prepare for your time at Wake Forest. These key dates will help you keep track of what you need to do, and when.

By month:  May  |  June  |  July  |  August

Forestry 101

Forestry 101

It’s new, it’s exciting, and it starts right now. Set aside some time to familiarize yourself with the content on this site by browsing the topics below.

You can also view Forestry 101 online in a more traditional flip back format.

Let’s start exploring.

Wake Forest Demon Deacon

Getting Started

Information and advice you can use as you transition to college life.

Let’s Go! »
Pre-Orientation Programs

Pre-Orientation Programs

Sometimes you just can’t wait to get started. Here’s what you can do.

Explore Programs »
Students working on a laptop

Class Registration

Registration for fall semester classes takes place this summer.

What You Need to Know »
Academic success

Academic Success

Information about advising, curriculum requirements, majors, and more.

See what’s available »
Students in a Wake Forest residence hall

Welcome Home

Information about housing, dining, mail services, and transportation.

Get Settled In »
New Deac 101

New Deac 101

Learn about what you should expect for Fall Orientation.

What You Need to Know »
José Villalba, the Wake Forest Chief Diversity Offer and professor of Counseling, has a conversation with a student.

Project Wake

Engage with a faculty or staff member during New Deac Week.

Learn More »
Yoga with dogs


College life is about balance, being safe, and staying healthy.

Find Your Happy Place »
Help Desk in the ZSR Library


Access to a treasure trove of campus resources is at your fingertips.

See What’s Available »
Wake Forest Traditions

Traditions & Athletics

Learn about what makes Wake special and how you can get involved.

Let’s Start Something »

Beyond the Quad

There’s more to college life than just what you find and do on campus.

Explore Winston-Salem »
Parents with their student during Move-in Day

Parents & Families

Important information and reminders for families of new WFU students.

Check them Out »