Parents and Families

Fall color blankets the Wake Forest campus.

NOTE: the information below was for summer of 2017. Information for the 2018 New Students website will be available in mid-May 2018.

Congratulations to parents and families of students enrolled into the Class of 2021!  We are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in less than two weeks!  Please scroll down this page to see all important dates and deadlines.

Move In Parking Pass (new August 17) – please be sure to print a Move-In Parking Pass and bring it with you when you move your Deac to campus.

Orientation schedule: Visit to download the WFU Orientation Programs app, or view it on a laptop/desktop computer or unsupported mobile device at  NOTE: choose the Schedule By Tracks option and select the Parents and Families track to see parent/family Orientation programming.  Use the dropdown to change from Weds. 8/23 to Thurs. 8/24.

If you have not yet signed up for the Just for Parents and Families program on the evening of Wednesday, August 23rd, you can do so here.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Family Engagement at if you need additional information or assistance.  Welcome to Wake Forest!

NEW July 12 – a PDF version of the Parent and Family Orientation brochure is available online: WFU_Parent-Orientation-brochure_2017

Please note the First-Year-Parent-and-Family-Calendar with information for families.

So that we may begin including you on emails from Wake Forest, please complete a Family Record Form as soon as possible.


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Things to do in June…

Purchase student laptop through WakeWare (optional) – Available May 14 Information
Complete Family Record Form – June 5 Form
Register for New Student Reception (if applicable) – as soon as possible Information
Review the Advice for New Parents webpage – June 16 Webpage
Talk to your student about authorizing you as a third-party payer on DEAC – June 26 Instructions
Health Insurance Enrollment / Waiver process – Opens June 1; due Aug. 1 Webpage
Make hotel reservations for move-in Information

Has your student?…

Submitted a Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) – June 1 Information
Completed the Directed Self-Placement Assessment – June 10 Information
Request reporting of AP/IB scores to Wake Forests (if applicable) – June 10 Information
Completed Writing Course Survey – June 23


Things to do in July…

Health Information and Immunization form – July 1 Form

Has your student?…

Submitted a Health Information and Immunization Form – July 1 Form
Submitted a Housing and Dining Application – July 1 Complete in WIN >Virtual Campus >Residence Life & Housing
Submitted a Deacon OneCard photo Submit Here
Submitted Disabilities Documentation (if applicable) – July 1 Disability Services
Complete Technology@WFU – July 1 Complete in Sakai
Emailed to connect with a trained student advisor (if needed) – July 10 Email
Completed the Foreign Language Placement Test – July 13 Complete in WIN


Later in July…

Register for Family Weekend online via the Student Union website – July 18 Registration
Determine if you will ship items to campus – July 18
Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (if desired) – July 30 Website
Talk to your student about granting FERPA Proxy Access for grades – July 18 Information

Has your student?…

Completed Round 1 of Registration – July 18-21 More Information
Complete Course Preference Survey – July 15 Sent via email
Submitted a Worldwide Wake Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) – July 15 Application
Submitted a Deacon Camp Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) – July 15 Application
Submitted a S.P.A.R.C. Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) – July 15 Application
Signed up for Project Wake: Citizenship (optional) – July 15 More Information
Submitted B.U.I.L.D. Pre-Orientation Application (optional) – July 15 Application


Things to do in August…

Tuition Due – August 1 Payment Methods
Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form – August 1 Enrollment/Waiver
Granting Proxy Access [for grades, etc] – August 1 Information
Read the alcohol and substance use information for parents and discussed it with your student – August 10 Information and Instructions
Registered for Parking (if applicable; registration opens August 3) – August 18 Register

Has your student?…

Completed the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention Online Course (AlcoholEdu) – Course is available on August 1. Deadline is August 25. Prevention Programs
Completed Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Online Program (HAVEN) – Program is available on August 1. Deadline is August 25. Prevention Programs
Submitted a Marching Band Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) – August 1 Commitment Form
Submitted a SUMMIT Christian Ministries Pre-Orientation Application (if applicable) – August 1 More Information
Submitted a Protege Mentoring Program Application (if applicable) – August 1 This programs has been put on hold for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Received an email with their housing assignment More Information


Check DEAC and WIN for financial holds (if your student hasn’t authorized you, ask him/ her to!)- August 12 DEAC | WIN
Submit the Tuition Insurance Plan Form (if desired) – August 18 Information and Instructions
Print a Move In Parking Pass and Map – August 18 First-Year Student Parking Pass
Transfer Student Parking Pass
In order to best manage traffic, we encourage new students, and those traveling with them, to enter campus via University Parkway or Reynolda Road.

Has your student?…

Checked DEAC and WIN for financial holds (if your student hasn’t authorized you, ask him/ her to!) – August 12 DEAC | WIN
Registered his/her cell phone number for Wake Ready – August 18 Instructions
Registered property with University Police – August 18 Form
Downloaded the Life Safe App (optional) More Information
Completed his/her Handshake Profile with the Office of Personal and Career Development; Profile not available until Aug. 1 Visit OPCD for more information
Read his/her chosen Project Wake book (if applicable) – Aug. 18 Instructions and Steps
Signed the Student Technology Agreement – August 26th Complete in WIN >Personal >WFU Agreements >Information Systems’ Digital Agreements >Student Technology Agreement
Further instructions can be found, here.