Important Messages for New Families

Throughout the summer, Wake Forest Family Communications will be sending a weekly message to families in the Class of 2028. The newest emails will appear at the top of the page.


  • 6/11 Weekly update: Safety and after hours help
    Bottom Line, Up Front Dear parents and families of incoming students, It’s a brand new week, and time for our Weekly Update for new. This week, we are going to focus on issues of safety. But before we get there, […]
  • 6/3 Weekly Update: Get to know Winston-Salem; understanding our communications
    Bottom Line, Up Front Dear parents and families of incoming students, June is here, and there will be more and more things your students will be asked to do from now until August. Here’s your weekly update on things families […]
  • 5/28 Weekly Update:  June Advising Sessions and Academics
    Bottom Line, Up Front Dear parents and families of incoming students, As June approaches, we are turning our full attention to the arrival of your students in August. This week we are going to focus on June advising sessions and […]
  • 5/21 Weekly Message: Pre-Experiences
    Bottom Line Up Front: Dear parents and families of incoming students, Yesterday was Commencement at Wake Forest, where we celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2024. If you want a taste of what Commencement might look like four years […]
  • 5/14 Weekly update: Travel and transportation considerations
    Bottom Line, Up Front Dear parents and families of incoming students, Looking ahead to your Deacs’ arrival later this summer, today, we will focus on: 1) upcoming dates and deadlines, and 2) what you need to know about travel and […]
  • 5/7 Weekly Message for New Families
    Bottom Line, Up Front Dear parents and families of incoming students, We hope you have had a chance to begin reviewing the information on the New Students website and its special parents and families section. This week’s message […]
  • Weekly update for incoming WFU families
    Bottom Line Up Front: Dear parents and families of incoming students, Welcome, family members of the Class of 2028! I am Dr. Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94), Executive Director of Family Communications, and I am responsible for family communications at […]
  • Welcome to Wake Forest, P’28s: Important Dates and Details
    Bottom Line, Up Front Dear parents and families of Early Decision students, We are so thrilled your students will be joining us as members of the Class of 2028! Please allow us to introduce ourselves: we are Dr. Betsy Chapman (’92, MA […]

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Weekly Message Topics

  • May 7 – New Student Checklist and New Families Checklist
  • May 14 – Travel considerations
  • May 21 – Pre-Orientation programs
  • May 28 – June Advising Sessions
  • June 4 – Get to know Winston-Salem
  • June 11 – Safety
  • June 18 – Meal Plans and Dining
  • June 25 – Tentative Orientation schedule for students and families
  • July 2 – Health and wellbeing
  • July 9 – Academics and registration
  • July 16 – Changing roles of families and students
  • July 23 – Housing and The Forest
  • July 30 – Additional add-ons and options
  • August 6 – Social life
  • August 13 – Move-In Guide
  • August 20 – What’s Next?