New Deac Week

Five fun-filled days of familiarity.

Getting excited about your arrival on campus? Your Wake Forest experience will start with New Deac Week on August 22. Our orientation program is designed to help you with your transition into our Wake Forest family. You will become acquainted with campus; meet classmates, faculty and staff; and learn more about the beloved community you will soon be calling home.

The five days prior to the start of classes will be full of exciting academic and social events. You will have the opportunity to bond with members of your residence hall, learn about our rich history and traditions, connect with your adviser, cheer on our men’s soccer team, meet President Hatch and Provost Kersh, attend Convocation to officially celebrate joining our family and spend time with new friends on the Quad. Several orientation events will occur during the Fall 2018 semester as well to help you acculturate to the Wake Forest community as you gain experiences in and out of the classroom.

Take advantage of all of the events, have fun and make the most of your time during New Deac Week. It’s a great way to begin an enriching and rewarding journey as a Demon Deacon. We hope you are as excited as we are, and we look forward to seeing you on campus in August.


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 Week Brochure

It will contain a schedule of New Deac Week activities. You will receive an electronic version of the schedule via your WFU email in July. The schedule and details about the New Deac Week app will also be available on the New Students 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 percent, 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 House 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.