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.

Need-based scholarships are available. Contact the sponsoring offices for more details.

Pre-Orientation Drop-Off

Our official Move-In day for new and transfer students is Wednesday, August 22nd (unless you are an enrolled participant in a Pre-Orientation program; see details below).   Students participating in Pre-Orientation programs, athletics, or another approved groups will receive move-in instructions directly from the Office of Residence Life and Housing

Important Dates

WILDERNESS TO WAKE
Application Deadline: June 9

B.U.I.L.D.
Application Deadline: July 15

DEACON CAMP
Application Deadline: July 15

MARCHING BAND
Application Deadline: July 15

MAZALWAKE
Application Deadline: July 15

S.P.A.R.C.
Application Deadline: July 15

SUMMIT: CHRISTIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
Application Deadline: July 15

WAKEWELL
Application Deadline: July 15

WORLDWIDE WAKE
Application Deadline: July 15