July 15 email to students regarding Project Wake and upcoming deadlines


Today’s the day! Many of you have chosen your group for Project Wake: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity, but if you have not, now is the time!!  Here are more comments about Project Wake from last year’s new students… comments that make it clear that this is an opportunity you should not miss!

“I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the discussion. It was a great way to get to know other first-year students and become acquainted with a faculty member. I am very glad I chose to participate.”

“Project Wake was honestly the best part of the orientation process for me … I made connections to people with similar interests and had an engaging, enlightening conversation with my classmates. ”

“I loved my Project Wake group and I would recommend it to any incoming student. It was nice to meet with a small group and get to meet people I may never have talked to otherwise.”

“I thought it was a great way to engage in a discussion without any pressure, while also meeting students and a faculty member.”

“I would recommend it to others, and would do it again in a heartbeat.”


And finally, from Dean Buchanan:

“I wish I could share ALL of the comments we have received from past student participants, because there are many more like the those above.  This is going to be a unique and awesome opportunity to get to know a faculty or staff member and some kindred student spirits in an informal context discussing an interesting book on a topic relevant to all of us at Wake Forest and beyond.  And you get to choose which book you read!”

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.    

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


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

If you have not yet joined us on social media, it is time to do so!  Don’t miss important announcements and updates!  Follow @WFUOrientation on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WFUOrientation), and request to join the official Wake Forest University Class of 2021 Facebook group at  Wake Forest University Class of 2021 Facebook group.  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 the following link https://guidebook.com/guide/93464/ to access the content in your web browser. Questions regarding New Deac Week can be directed to Orientation@nullwfu.edu.

Upcoming Deadlines: 

 Due July 15:

Pre-Orientation Programs – (applications 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 

Pre-Orientation Programs – (applications due August 1)

Due August 1: