July 11 email to students


Have you signed up for Project Wake?  If not, it’s time! To sign up for Project Wake, click here: https://newstudents.wfu.edu/orientation/project-wake/.  We are very excited about Project Wake!  As we mentioned in yesterday’s email, each day this week we will be forwarding you some of this excitement as expressed by different members of our community.

Today, hear first from Brian Hart, Class of ‘16.  Brian spent his first year as an alumnus working as a Presidential Fellow in the Dean’s Office, and among other responsibilities he has helped to plan Project Wake 2017.  Here’s what Brian has to say:

“Project Wake is the perfect opportunity to flex your intellectual muscle before officially beginning your first college courses. It’s also a great chance to meet and learn from your fellow classmates and the faculty or staff member leading your group. Wake Forest is a diverse community made up of people from across the country and around the world. This year’s focus on “Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity” will empower you to engage with different cultures and backgrounds in a relaxed, intellectual setting. Whether you’re reading a recent bestseller or a literary classic, your discussion group will challenge you to think in new ways, and give you a glimpse of what the Wake Forest experience is really like.”

Lilly Gaeto (‘18) is the current Student Advising Chair and has been working hard for the past year leading our student advising program. Perhaps you have seen her posts on the official Class of ‘21 Facebook page!    She shares:

“Through Project Wake, you have the invaluable opportunity to engage in a topic you’re passionate about while simultaneously cultivating relationships with future classmates and professors who share your interests. Before you even attend your first college class, you can get introduced to what uniquely characterizes the Wake Forest experience; that is, partaking in thought-provoking dialogue with peers in a welcoming and hospitable environment.”

To sign up for Project Wake, click here: https://newstudents.wfu.edu/orientation/project-wake/ . You will need to log in using your Wake Forest email to complete the registration form.

Today’s additional news is that the full New Deac Week 2017 schedule is now available atgo.wfu.edu/newdeacweek.  A copy will be mailed to you later this month.

Dean Buchanan & Associate Director James

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

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

Upcoming Deadlines: 

Due July 13:

Due July 14:

  • Complete & Submit Writing Course Survey (Part II) – this survey was sent to your WFU email along with your DSP recommendation (by the DSP team) in early July

 Due July 15:

July 24 – 28:

  • Round I of Registration (students self-register for up to 12 hours)
  • Complete & Submit Course Preference Survey – Sent to WFU email on July 21 

Due August 1: