New Deac 101

Get to know your new home.

Our orientation experience for students is threefold – summer tasks and assessments listed on newstudents.wfu.edu 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.

New Deac Week Schedule


Residence Halls Move-In/ Check-In

Your new home away from home awaits your arrival!
You will begin your check-in process at the Lawrence
Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum, where you
will pick up lots of important items, including your
Move-In gate pass. You will then proceed to campus,
where University officials will be posted to direct you
to your assigned residence hall. Students must arrive
at the LJVM Coliseum at their scheduled arrival
time; early move-ins will not be allowed.

COVID-19 will make this year look different than most.
We will be unable to provide move-in assistance, so
you and your helpers will need to unload your car and
carry items to your new room; bring carts, wagons,
or whatever you may need to help you move in. Cloth
face masks are required at all times for students and
their move-in helpers. Your residence hall staff will be
checking in with you virtually on your first evening in
the residence hall community.

Move-In Day Sale

The Campus Bookstore is open each day during New
Deac Week for the purchase of school supplies and
textbooks. Textbooks ordered online at wfustores.com
are available within 48 hours of order placement
starting Monday, August 17, from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
For more information, see wfustores.com.

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, wfustores.com.

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.