Parent and Family Orientation Sessions

The following Orientation sessions have been recorded for parents and families. Click on the title to open the presentation in YouTube. Note: click on the Closed Caption button at the bottom of the YouTube screen to see captions

Just for Parents and Families

A conversation about the college transition, its impact on families, and tips for parenting college students – with James Raper, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellbeing, and Betsy Chapman, PhD, Executive Director of Family Communications and Volunteer Management

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A Campus Response to High-Risk Behaviors

Learn about Wake Forest’s approach to high-risk alcohol use, substance abuse, and sexual misconduct – with Peter Rives, Assistant Director of Wellbeing – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, and Emily Palmieri, PhD, LCMHC-S, Assistant Director of Specialized Services, University Counseling Center and Safe Office

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Hear from the Office of Student Engagement about how your students can find meaningful ways to get involved on campus across a variety of organizations and activities – with Betsy Adams, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Time Management, Tutoring, Accommodations, Oh My!

Hear about academic coaching, tutoring, and accommodations for students with disabilities – with Michael Shuman, PhD, Director, and Kawana Neufville, MS, Assistant Director, of the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services

Staying Safe at Wake: Ethic of Care, Student Conduct, COVID-19, University Police and Emergency Management

This session covers our ethic of care, expectations of students, and equipping students with resources – with Adam Goldstein, PhD, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, and Regina Lawson, Chief of University Police

Fall Off Campus Orientation and Safety

Learn about safety for any off campus students and the Live Safe app – with Major Derri Stormer of University Police