New Deac 101

Get to know your new home.

Our orientation experience for students is threefold – summer tasks and assessments listed on and Fall New Deac orientation. We are currently in the process of creating our online Fall Orientation “New Deac 101,” which is expected to launch in mid-August with details about when each module will need to be completed. This Orientation will be completely online (via Canvas). Students will have the opportunity to work through information being provided by more than 30 campus partners, from the Office of Wellbeing to the Office of Personal and Career Development. 

Finally, students will work through an online Extended Orientation module during the month of September aimed to get them well acquainted with academic resources and bystander intervention training.

Move-In Curbside Assistance

Take a load off, and unload your belongings at the curb. Wake Forest student-athletes and others will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Move-in Day to assist you. Pro tip: Move-in Day is often one of the hottest days of the year. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle.

Move-In Day Sale

The Bookstore will be set up on South Campus and will offer a number of items for residence hall rooms on Move-in Day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for the tent on Manchester Plaza, right across the street from first-year residence halls. Pick up those last-minute needs, including carpets, storage solutions, electronics and other room furnishings.

Look for your New Deac 101 and Advising schedule

It will contain a schedule of New Deac 101 and Advising activities. You will receive an electronic version of the schedule via your WFU email in late July. The schedule and details about the New Deac Week app will also be available on the New Student website.

University Stores

University Stores consist of three different locations, each with its own unique presence, and online at our website,

The Bookstore is in Taylor Hall. Here you can purchase or rent your textbooks in many different forms: new, used or digital. Rentals can save you up to 80%, and we always match prices. (Check the Bookstore website for details.) The Bookstore is also an authorized campus Apple Store and Dell retailer, as well as the official provider of WakeWare. School supplies, logo gifts and convenience items are in the Bookstore as well.

The Deacon Shop is in Kitchin Residence Hall and is your one-stop shop for all Deacon fans. Here you will find all the apparel and logo merchandise from brands such as Nike, Peter Millar, johnnie-O, Under Armour, Vineyard Vines, Champion and more.

The Hanes Mall Deacon Shop is located in the local mall, Hanes Mall, on the lower level outside of Belk. This game-day destination is a must for all things Demon Deacon. You will find jerseys, gifts, tailgate essentials and more.