August 9 email to students

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over, but we are so excited to welcome you to your new home at Wake Forest University.  This email is packed with reminders, helpful hints and tips, as well as things for you to consider as you prepare to get involved on campus.

Please be sure to read this message completely and carefully as there are several pre-arrival tasks that you need to complete and information of which you need to be aware as you plan your arrival to campus.  

Move-In Day Schedule:  To minimize the wait time in the car line, please take note of the following move-in time frames. These encouraged time frames will allow for better management of traffic around campus and will expedite the move-in process as we welcome our 1,300+ newest Demon Deacons.

  • Babcock, Bostwick, and Collins Hallsare 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 12pm

For more information on these time frames or other information about new student Move-In, please visit the Office of Residence Life and Housing’s website.

Sustainability: Students today are more concerned than ever about the environment, but college move-in days typically produce huge piles of trash outside residence halls. To combat this, the Wake Forest Office of Sustainability offerssimple moving hacks to achieve a more eco-friendly Move-In Day. From coordinating with your roommate beforehand to packing school supplies in re-usable file crates, the WFU Sustainability team is sharing a few climate-conscious tips in preparation for you move to the Forest.

Center for Global Programs and Studies New Student Questionnaire: The Center for Global Programs and Studies oversees Wake Forest University’s Quality Enhancement Plan,“Transcending Boundaries”. In order to assess future progress, they need to know what experiences our incoming students have. Please complete the new student questionnaire, which should take only 5-10 minutes to complete.Students who complete this survey before August 26th will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card to the Wake Forest University bookstore.Questions about the survey should be directed to Dr. Nelson Brunsting and Corinne Zachry, Global Assessment Assistant, via email

Mentoring Opportunities:  At Wake Forest, you will find many other opportunities to develop mentoring relationships that can enrich your time at Wake Forest.  These opportunities – including several designed specifically for first-year students – are highlighted at WFU’s Mentoring Resource Center.  We encourage you to begin reflecting on the opportunities that await you at Wake Forest so that you will be prepared to begin taking advantage of those that seem most fitting for you once you arrive on campus.

Involvement Opportunities:  Find your place on campus by getting involved! The Office of Student Engagement supports students by connecting them to student organizations, fraternities and sororities, campus traditions, leadership initiatives, and more. Want to explore ways to get involved? Complete the Involvement Interest Form to begin your involvement journey with support from our Engagement Consultants.

Campus Recreation Announcement:  Reynolds Gym has been undergoing an extensive expansion and renovation that will transform the facility into a phenomenal fitness, recreation and social community center to support Wake’s incredibly active students. Phase II of the renovation is set to open in just a few days, and we cannot wait for you to see it.   To learn more about what the gym has to offer, take a few moments to look at this impressive list.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the Office of Academic Advising with questions 336.758.3320,, or


Dean Buchanan & Associate Director James

Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Senior Assoc. Dean for Academic Advising
Professor of Psychology

Cherise N. W. James, M.S.
Associate Director of Orientation and
Lower Division Programming
Office of Academic Advising & Dean of Students

All previous emails can be found at
Upcoming Deadines: 

Available August 1:

Due August 12:

  • Check WIN for Financial Holds
  • Sign Student Technology Agreement
    • Complete in WIN>Personal >WFU Agreements >Information Systems’ Digital Agreements >Student Technology Agreement.  Further instructions can be found, here.

Due August  18:


URGENT Reminders:

  • Tuition Payment (past due on 8/1)
  • Immunization Forms (past due on 7/1): If you have not yet submitted the required Health Information and Immunization Form, you must complete this requirement immediately as it was due by July 1. The form can be downloaded at    Either scan and email your completed form and documentation to or mail it to the address listed on the form.
  • Documentation for Disability Disclosure: To achieve the goal of “equal access,” the LAC-DS staff works with students, faculty and staff to implement services and accommodations that are in accordance with both state and federal laws and our own commitment to this goal.  Should you need consideration or additional support, please be sure to complete the request for consideration form, locatedhere.
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Waiver Form (past due 8/1):  Wake Forest requires health insurance for all full-time enrolled students.  Students must elect to enroll in the insurance program or to waive enrollment if they carry comparable personal health insurance meeting the criteria set by WFU (detailed below). The enrollment or waiver election may be made by visiting  If you have any questions, please call 1.800.579.8022 or 1.336.758.4247 for assistance.

Be sure to follow @WFUOrientation onTwitter, and request to join the officialWake Forest University Class of 2021 Facebook group.  Visit to download the WFU Orientation Programs app.   You will find the most up-to-date information, including schedules, maps, and much more.  On a laptop/desktop computer or unsupported mobile device, visit to access the content in your web browser. Questions regarding Orientation can be directed to