Parents and Families

NEW Print your Move-In Day parking pass here.

The Orientation (aka New Deac Week) schedule is online. Choose “Schedule by Tracks” and then “Parents and Families” to see activities meant for parents and families, or access the PDF version: WFU Orientation Brochure 2018.

The bell tower of Wait Chapel rises in front of the sunset on the campus of Wake Forest University on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Be sure to visit the Advice for New Parents and Families page (with Stop, Drop, and Roll and more), the FAQ, review the emails your student has received, and register for Just for Parents and Families – Helping with the Transition to College.

Please scroll down this page to see all important dates and deadlines. 

View the  First Year Parent and Family Calendar 2018-19

Wake Forest uses email to contact parents. If you have not already done so, please complete a Family Record Form.

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Families can sign up to receive crime alerts at Wake Ready. Emails are sent noon, only if news was posted in the previous 24 hours.

Office of Family Engagement: parents@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4237. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


MAY 2018


Things to do in May…

MAY 1: New Student Website Goes LiveNew Student Website
MAY 15: Complete Family Record FormForm
MAY 21: Schedule a physical for your student. The Health Information and Immunization Form is due July 1.Form

Has your student?…

MAY 13: Registered for a Pre-Orientation Program (deadlines vary)More Information
MAY 13: Completed their Foreign Language Placement Test AvailableComplete in WIN
MAY 14: Submitted their Housing and Dining ApplicationComplete Application in WIN >Virtual Campus >Residence Life & Housing
MAY 24: Submitted Directed Self-Placement Assessment More Information
MAY 24: Submitted their Wilderness to Wake Application (optional)Application

 

JUNE 2018


Things to do in JUNE…

JUNE 1: Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form (Note: if you do not complete this form (even if you have insurance), you will be automatically enrolled in August and charged for it.)Complete Form at BCBS
JUNE 5: Complete Family Record FormForm
JUNE 6: Talk to your student about authorizing you as a Third-Party Payer on DEACaccount (so you get financial statements and bills).Instructions
JUNE 7: Look for New Student Receptions in your area.Register Today!
JUNE 23: Review Advice for New Parents and FamiliesReview Here

Has your student?…

JUNE 1: Purchased your laptop through WakeWare (optional)Complete in WakeWare
JUNE 1: Submitted the Directed Self-Placement AssessmentMore Information
JUNE 4: Viewed their registration timeAvailable in WIN
JUNE 9: Submitted their Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (optional)Application
JUNE 9: Authorized you as a Third-Party Payer on DEACaccountInstructions
JUNE 15: Contacted College Board to submit their AP Scores to WFUMore Information
JUNE 15: Submitted IB Scores to WFUMore Information
JUNE 22: Received their Writing Course Survey and Living Learning Community SurveySent to their WFU Email
JUNE 25: Submitted their Living Learning Community SurveySent to their WFU Email
JUNE 30: Submitted their Deacon OneCard PhotoSubmit Here
JUNE 30: Submitted their Housing and Dining ApplicationComplete Application in WIN >Virtual Campus >Residence Life & Housing

 

JULY 2018


Things to do in July…

JULY 1: Fall Tuition Notification Issued 
JULY 1: Health Information and Immunization Form DueForm
JULY 1: Disabilities Documentation DueDisability Services
JULY 10: Register for Family WeekendRegister Today!
JULY 12: Talk to your student about granting FERPA Proxy Access to you (so administrators can share grades or discuss other aspects of your student's experience).More Information
JULY 31: Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (optional)More Information

Has your student?…

JULY 1: Submitted their Health Information and Immunization FormForm
JULY 1: Submitted their Disabilities DocumentationDisability Services
JULY 1: Signed their Student Technology AgreementComplete in WIN >Personal >WFU Agreements >Information Systems' Digital Agreements >Student Technology Agreement. Further instructions can be found, here.
JULY 6: Submitted their Writing Course SurveySent to their WFU Email
JULY 13: Completed their Foreign Language Placement TestComplete in WIN
JULY 15: Submitted their Pre-Orientation Application (optional)More Information
JULY 15: Registered for Project WakeMore Information
JULY 16-20: Registered for Fall ClassesMore Information
JULY 20: Submitted their Course Preference SurveySent to their WFU Email on July 13
LATE JULY: Received their Housing AssignmentSent to their WFU Email

 

AUGUST 2018


Things to do in August…

AUGUST 1: Tuition DueInstructions
Log into (DEAC) to view statement and make payment.
AUGUST 1: Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver FormComplete Form in BCBS
AUGUST 10: Determine if you will ship items to campus
AUGUST 12: Check DEAC and WIN for Financial Holds (if your student authorized you as a Third-Party Payer on DEACaccount)WIN
AUGUST 13: Have a family conversation about the online courses your student is takin re: alcohol/substances and sexual/interpersonal violence
AUGUST 18: Submit Tuition Insurance Form (optional)Information and Instructions
AUGUST 18: Print Move-in Day Parking PassParking Pass
AUGUST 22: Move-In Day and Parent/Family Orientation Programs
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. : Move-in assistance available
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Residence Hall Check-in
AUGUST 23: Parent/Family Orientation Programs (will conclude by early evening)
AUGUST 27: Deadline to Enroll in Tuition InsuranceInformation and Instructions

Has your student?…

AUGUST 1: Submitted Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver FormComplete Form in BCBS
AUGUST 1: Read information about "Successful Computing in a Campus Environment"Read Here
AUGUST 12: Checked WIN for Financial HoldsWIN
AUGUST 18: Registered for a Parking Pass (if applicable)Parking and Transportation
AUGUST 18: Registered their cell phone with WakeReadyInstructions
AUGUST 18: Registered their property with University PoliceForm
AUGUST 18: Downloaded the LiveSafe appMore Information
AUGUST 24: Completed Part 1 of Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention: Online Course (AlcoholEdu)Prevention Programs
AUGUST 24: Completed Part 1 of Sexual Assault Prevention for UndergraduatesPrevention Programs