Pre-Orientation Programs

Because sometimes you just can’t wait.

What’s even cooler than Orientation? Pre-orientation, of course. You can start your Wake Forest experience early with one of our optional pre-orientation programs. Make new friends out in the wild, get to know your new home through volunteer work with your classmates, learn about Wake Forest history and traditions or climb a mountain for worship and reflection. These are just some of the options, so the choice is yours! Don’t wait too long to apply, as these tend to fill up fast. You’ll arrive a few days early, and when the program concludes, you’ll join the rest of your classmates for New Deac Week.

Pre-orientation drop-off

By participating in a Pre-orientation program, you will arrive on campus several days before the official Move-in Day. Many families choose to send their students to campus with the bare necessities for pre-orientation and then bring students’ remaining belongings on Move-in Day. This also enables parents to participate in all parent and family orientation activities.

Need-based scholarships are available. Contact the sponsoring office for possible need-based scholarship offerings.

Beautiful Hearn Plaza

 

Important Dates

DEACON CAMP
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 16 – 18

FRESH IN THE FOREST
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 16 – 18

GROWTH MINDSET IN STEM
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 16 – 19

MARCHING BAND
Application Deadline: June 30
Date: Please be on the lookout for messages from Dr. Timothy Heath

MAZALWAKE
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 15 – 18

R.E.C. WELL
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 16 – 18

S.P.A.R.C.
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 15 – 18

SUMMIT: CHRISTIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 15 – 18

WAKEWELL
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 15 – 19

WILDERNESS TO WAKE
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 13 – 19

WORLDWIDE WAKE
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 15 – 18

SOPHOMORE RETREAT
Application Deadline: June 7
Date: August 19 – 21