April 16 Email

April 16, 2018

Dear {Student name],

As they say, “April showers brings May flowers,” which is a perfect reflection of the everchanging weather we have been experiencing here in Winston-Salem, NC.  The weather may be fluctuating, but our excitement to have you join us in August has not changed!

If you have not done so, please be sure to take some time to review the message that was sent March 26 regarding Pre-Orientation programs.  That message can be found HERE.

A few announcements to put on your radar:

  • Parent and Families Communication:  We also ask that you please check with your parents/guardians to ensure they have completed a Family Record Form. Wake Forest uses email to send parents and families a monthly e-newsletter, invitations to events in your home areas (including New Student Receptions) and more, so we want to be sure to include your families in those messages.
  • Campus Days:  Admissions will host Campus Days on April 13 and 20, 2018; this is an optional program for accepted students and their parents or families to visit campus on one of the days that best suits their schedule. The schedule and registration for Campus Days are available HERE.


  • Arts in April:  Our Arts community would love to see you as they close out their 2017-2018 season. Show your support by planning to attend any of the following EVENTS as you visit our beautiful campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


  • Advising Sessions during the month of June:  The Office of Academic Advising is offering the Class of 2022 the opportunity to have a telephone advising session with a member of our staff.  Students should review Forestry 101, the New Students website, and other resources prior to their session to help develop specific questions. Students desiring to utilize this opportunity should follow the schedule found HERE.


  • New Student Receptions:  During the summer, New Student Receptions will be held across the country so parents and students can meet other incoming students and families. At these receptions, you will also meet current Wake Forest students and staff and have an opportunity to ask questions. You may attend the reception that is most convenient, whether it is in your hometown or elsewhere. An initial list of New Student Receptions will be available in mid-May on the New Students website; additional dates and locations will be added throughout the summer. We hope you and your family will join us for a New Student Reception if one is in your area!
  • Project Wake 2018: “Conversations on Character”

Wake Forest has a long tradition of engaging in a summer academic project on an issue of intellectual and social importance.  The tradition includes setting aside time during New Deac Week for students to engage with a faculty or staff member on this issue.  It has become a favorite New Deac Week activity. Check out this VIDEO and our Project Wake website to learn more about this exciting opportunity

  • The Office of Residence Life and Housing has compiled some important information for you as plan your arrival in August!  This important information can be found HERE.

We encourage you and your family to begin talking about travel and hotel plans for move-in and New Deac Week (aka Orientation).  A list of travel and hotel information is available on the Wake Forest University website at https://about.wfu.edu/visiting/hotels/ Do not forget about filling out the  Family Record Form!

If you or your family members want more information about New Deac Week 2018 in order to finalize travel plans, please email orientation@nullwfu.edu or call 336-758-3320.

Cherise James, M. S.
Associate Director of Orientation & Lower Division Programming

​Dean of the College | ​Dean of Students​

Wake Forest University