June 1 email to students from the Office of Academic Advising


I hope this email finds you well, and enjoying the final days of your high school careers or early days of summer!  Many of you have received your copy of Forestry 101, and if you have I hope you are enjoying browsing its contents!  Remember that the information inForestry 101 is also available on newstudents.wfu.edu and athttp://wfu.tizrapublisher.com/forestry-101/.

Today’s email has information about Project Wake, the WFU marching band, and important reminders of some things you need to do in upcoming weeks to be ready to register during the week of July 24.  (All previous emails can be found at https://newstudents.wfu.edu/parents-and-families/emails-student-received/).

PROJECT WAKE: Exploring Difference, Embracing Diversity.

As you will know if you’ve already read Forestry 101, Wake Forest has a long tradition of incoming students engaging in a common reading or academic project.   Please go tohttps://newstudents.wfu.edu/orientation/project-wake/ to view information about this year’s project, the list of 2017 summer reading options, and instructions for signing up. This will be an exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion led by a Wake Forest faculty or staff member and to meet other new students interested in the same book.  Don’t miss out!


The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Marching Band invites all students interested in membership to join for the 2017-2018 season.  If you have previously played a band instrument or participated in a band auxiliary unit, we would love to have you join us this year. Prior marching experience is beneficial but NOT required.  For band information e-mail Dr. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands, atbowenck@nullwfu.edu.


1)   The Directed Self-Placement (DSP): The prompt and readings for the Directed Self-Placement for Writing became available on May 26 at college.wfu.edu/writingprogram/directed-self-placement. You can learn more about the purpose and process behind the DSP at this same link and direct questions about the DSP to dsp@nullwfu.edu. The DSP is due June 9.

2) By June 9, request that the AP and IB scores be submitted to Wake Forest. (The scores do not have to arrive at Wake Forest by this date, but you need to make the request of College Board/IB Program Coordinator that they be sent.)  Seeregistrar.wfu.edu/academic/ap for more information.

3)  The Foreign Language Placement (FLP) Test: Complete this test for any foreign language you studied in high school, unless you will receive qualifying AP/IB credit.  If your native language is not English might be exempt.  See OAA’s page on the FLP and foreign language exemption for additional information.

4) Consider Living Learning Communities (LLCs): In preparation for the Writing Course Survey, read about WFU’s exciting Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at advising.wfu.edu/learning communities.  In the Writing Course Survey (Part I) will be sent onJune 16, and is due June 23), students who would like to make strong community connections within an academic setting in their first semester can request to be part of a LLC. In a LLC, students live in the residence halls in which all other first-year students live, but classmates are assigned to the same residence hall and engage in class and residential events designed to deepen their learning and foster community. Although the LLC course instructor does not live in the residence hall with students, he/she will serve as a teacher, mentor, and event facilitator for the class. Often, but not always, the LLC course instructor serves as the adviser.  Contact the Office of Academic Advising if you have any questions about the LLCs.

These and other (later) steps to prepare for registration are summarized at on the New Student Website’s Registration Page. As you think about course choices for the fall, if you have any questions, please see the many ways you can contact us for help in Foresty 101, p. 81- 82 or at newstudents.wfu.edu/academics/getting-started/academic-advising/.

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 Programs 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 toOrientation@nullwfu.edu.

Please contact us at 336.758.3320 orundergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu if you have any questions!  And if you would like to ask questions of a student adviser, you can emailAskAnSA@nullwfu.edu.


Dean Buchanan

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


Upcoming Deadlines

By June 9

By June 23

  • Complete Writing Course Survey (Part I)

By June 30

By July 1