November 22, 2013
by Betsy Chapman
Loss, whether expected or unexpected, can feel overwhelming and affect all parts of our lives. Grieving is a very personal and individualized process, one which has no timeline. There is no right way to grieve. The University Counseling Center has provided some grief support resources for students who are grieving, as well as parents and others who wish to support their student in his or her grief.
We encourage any student who is grieving or hurting to seek support. There are many resources on campus students can turn to for such support, including:
University Counseling Center – 118 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5273
Chaplain’s Office – 22 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5210
RA (Resident Adviser) or the Graduate Hall Director or other professional staff in their residence hall
trusted adult mentors (advisers, faculty, etc.)
For more information on how to contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the most important ways parents and families can help their students in college is by encouraging them to solve their own problems. Please bookmark or print out this Stop, Drop, and Roll flyer so you have it when your student contacts you with a problem. Also, the flyer lists contact information for urgent and serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select information and presentations from Orientation 2016 are available online.
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.