Parents and Families

Welcome, P’24s (parents and families of the Class of 2024)!


For travel planning purposes, family orientation activities begin on August 19 and will conclude by 6:30 p.m. on August 20, assuming that the fall schedule does not need to change due to COVID-19; we will provide an update on May 15.

View the First Year Parent and Family Calendar 2020-21 (in the event that dates need to change given public health guidance, a revised version of this calendar will be

Review our Parent and Family Communications Guidelines and Philosophy to understand how we work with families, and when you can expect to hear from Wake Forest

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

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MAY 2020

Things to do in May…

MAY 1: New Student Website Goes LiveNew Student Website
MAY 13: Complete Family Record FormForm
MAY 20: Schedule a physical for your student. The Health Information and Immunization Form is due July 1.Form
MAY 20: Make hotel reservations for Move-in/Orientation (Aug. 19-23) and Family Weekend (Oct. 9-11).

Has your student…

MAY 1: Signed up for a Pre-orientation program? (due June 8)Info / Application
MAY 13: Checked WIN for financial aid disbursement requirements?Complete in WIN


JUNE 2020

Things to do in JUNE…

JUNE 3: Look for New Student Receptions in your area.Register Today!
JUNE 3: Complete a Family Record FormForm
JUNE 3: Talk to your student about authorizing you as a third-party payer on DEAC account (so you can get financial statements and bills)Instructions
JUNE 10: 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 17: Review Advice for New Parents and FamiliesReview Here
JUNE 24: Add a reminder to next month's calendar to log in on July 14 to register for Family Weekend (Oct. 9-11).

Has your student…

JUNE 1: Viewed their registration time in WINAvailable in WIN
JUNE 3 - DUE TODAY Completed their writing task for Guided Writing Course?(available May 27)
JUNE 3: Purchased your laptop through WakeWare on at the bookstore? (optional)Purchase online at WakeWare
JUNE 3: Downloaded the "New Deac Week 2020" app?
JUNE 8 - DUE TODAY: Submitted Pre-orientation application? (optional)Info / Application
JUNE 15: Contacted College Board to submit their AP Scores to WFU?More Information
JUNE 15: Submitted IB Scores to WFU?More Information
JUNE 22 - DUE TODAY: Completed their Living Learning Community Survey? (available June 19)Sent to their WFU Email
JUNE 28 - DUE TODAY: Submitted their Deacon OneCard Photo? (available online May 11)Complete Form Here
JUNE 28 - DUE TODAY: Submitted their Housing and Dining Application? (available online May 11)Complete Application Here


JULY 2020

Things to do in July…

JULY 1: Fall Tuition Notification Issued 
JULY 1 - DUE TODAY: Health Information and Immunization Form DueForm
JULY 1 - DUE TODAY: Disabilities Documentation Due (if applicable)Disability Services
JULY 3: 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 14: Register for Family WeekendRegister Today!
JULY 22: Determine if your student will register for the Zipcar program (optional)More Information

Has your student…

JULY 1 - DUE TODAY: Submitted their Health Information and Immunization Form?Form
JULY 1 - DUE TODAY: Submitted their Disabilities Documentation? (if applicable)Disability Services
JULY 1 - DUE TODAY: Recorded their name in NameCoach?Available in WIN
JULY 10 - DUE TODAY: Submitted their Foreign Language Placement Test? (available online May 13)Complete on the Office of Academic Advising Website
JULY 13-17: Registered for Fall Classes?More Information
JULY 17 - DUE TODAY: Submitted their Course Preference Survey (CPS)? (available July 10)Sent to their WFU Email
LATE JULY: Received their Housing Assignment?Sent to their WFU Email



Things to do in August…

AUGUST 1 - DUE TODAY: Tuition DueInstructions
Log into (DEAC) to view statement and make payment.
AUGUST 1 - DUE TODAY: Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver FormComplete Form in BCBS
AUGUST 5: Determine if you will ship items to campus
AUGUST 5: Have a family conversation about the online courses your student is takin re: alcohol/substances and sexual/interpersonal violence
AUGUST 12: Check DEAC and WIN for Financial Holds (if your student authorized you as a Third-Party Payer on DEACaccount)WIN
AUGUST 12: Submit Tuition Insurance Form (optional, due Aug. 23)Information and Instructions
AUGUST 19: Move-in Day Parking PassSent WFU email and mail.
AUGUST 20: 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
7:30 p.m. - Just for Parents and Families
AUGUST 20: Parent/Family Orientation Programs (will conclude by early evening.)
AUGUST 23: Deadline to Enroll in Tuition InsuranceInformation and Instructions

Has your student…

AUGUST 1 - DUE TODAY: Fall Tuition Due
(Statement available on DEAC July 1)
Log into (DEAC) to view statement and make payment.
AUGUST 1 - DUE TODAY: Completed their Protégé Mentoring Program (PMP) application? (optional)
AUGUST 1 - DUE TODAY: Registered for a Parking Pass? (if applicable)Parking and Transportation
AUGUST 1 - DUE TODAY: Submitted Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form?Complete Form in BCBS
AUGUST 10: Checked DEAC and WIN for Financial Holds?WIN
AUGUST 10: Checked their class schedule?
AUGUST 16: Registered their cell phone with WakeReady?Instructions
AUGUST 16: Registered their property with University Police?Form
AUGUST 16: Downloaded the LiveSafe app?More Information
AUGUST 19 - DUE TODAY: Completed Part 1 of Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention: Online Course (AlcoholEdu)? (available August 1)Prevention Programs
AUGUST 19 - DUE TODAY: Completed Part 1 of Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates? (available August 1)Prevention Programs
AUGUST 19 - DUE TODAY: Completed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Online Course? (available August 1)
AUGUST 19 - DUE TODAY: Completed Online Hazing Prevention Course?Prevention Programs