August 14 email from Residence Life and Housing

The following message is sent on behalf of Donna McGalliard, Associate Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Residence Life and Housing :

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 Wednesday, August 23, 2017. As you plan for this day, remember the following:

  • Residence Hall Check-In will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 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 hanging it on your rearview mirror upon entering campus on August 23.
  • 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.

Encouraged Move-In Time Frames

In order to best manage traffic and expedite the move-in process for new students and their families, Residence Life and Housing is encouraging students to arrive during the following move-in time frames based on their housing assignment.

  • Babcock, Bostwick, and Collins Halls are encouraged to arrive between 8:00 AM and 10:30 am
  • Angelou, Johnson, Luter, and South Halls are encouraged to arrive between 10:30 AM and 12 noon

Preparing To Live In A Community

In the attached document you will find more information about our roommate agreement, which you will be filling out once you get to campus, and overall community expectations. We encourage you to begin thinking about what you expect in regards to your room and roommate relationship now, so that once you get to campus that conversation is more productive.

For more on expectations surrounding living in community at Wake Forest, please take 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:

  • Angelou:  Barbara Lentz, Senior Fellow (School of Law); John Friedenberg (Theatre); Jed Macosko (Physics)
  • Babcock: Erica Still, Senior Fellow (English); Michael Lamb (Office of Personal and Career Development); Al Claiborne (School of Medicine)
  • Bostwick: John Llewellyn, Senior Fellow (Communication); Teresa Sanhueza (Romance Languages); Sam Beck (School of Business)
  • Collins: Melissa Jenkins, Senior Fellow (English); Eric Carlson (Physics); Molly Knight (German and Russian)
  • Johnson: Ananda Mitra, Senior Fellow (Communication); Swati Basu (Physics); Brian Calhoun (Counseling)
  • Luter: Mark Scholl, Senior Fellow (Counseling); Darlene May (Romance Languages); Bernadine Barnes (Art)
  • South: Ron Von Burg, Senior Fellow (Communication); Alessandra Beasley Von Burg (Communication); Paul Jones (Chemistry)

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

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