July 14 email to students regarding Project Wake and upcoming deadlines


More reasons to hurry up and sign up for Project Wake, from a couple of staff members you’ll want to be sure to meet once you get here!

From Dr. Jonathan McElderry, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the Intercultural Center:

“Eager to make new friends, but you need a quick conversation starter? Well #WFU21, we believe that we have the answer with Project Wake! Check out this great reading list https://newstudents.wfu.edu/orientation/project-wake/. Get ready to embrace diversity and difference, by having some great conversation with your peers.”

Award-winning academic adviser and beloved librarian Hu Womack (and leader of Humans & Zombies in the library!!):

“Project Wake: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity is an excellent opportunity for new students to engage in discourse around this topic with other new students, facilitated by members of the Wake Forest community who have chosen to give their time to encourage discussion on this topic, using a particular book of their own choosing. Project Wake is an opportunity to meet other new students outside of your advising group or residence hall, while also cultivating discussion on a topic important to the Wake Forest community. As a librarian at WFU and “double deac” (MA ’90 and MBA ’00) I’m excited to see the University offer such a unique experience to the newest members of our community.”

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


Dean Buchanan and 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

GET CONNECTED and STAY CONNECTED: Your official guide to WFU social media & “New Deac 2017”!

We know that many of you have connected via social media already.  Be sure to follow @WFUOrientation on Twitter, and request to join the official Wake Forest University Class of 2021 Facebook group.  Finally, visit https://guidebook.com/app/NewDeac17/ to download the WFU Orientation Program’s app (New Deac 2017). 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 https://guidebook.com/guide/93464/ to access the content in your web browser. Questions regarding Orientation can be directed to Orientation@nullwfu.edu.


All previous emails can be found at:  https://newstudents.wfu.edu/parents-and-families/emails-student-received/.


Due July 15

Pre-Orientation Programs – Optional Opportunities (applications due July 15)

Pre-Orientation Programs –Optional Opportunities(applications due August 1)

Due August 1: