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Information for First-Year Parents and Families

Weekly Messages for First Year Families

Throughout the 2014-15 school year, the Parents’ Page will publish a weekly message for first-year parents and families, designed to help you understand the transition to college and life on campus and activities or events your student may be experiencing that week.

We are also making available the materials from some of our Orientation sessions for parents.

October 13 – New Environments and New People.  Students have the opportunity to meet lots of new people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – yet we all share a common humanity. Embrace the wonders of getting to know someone unlike you.

October 6 – Traditions, School History, and School Spirit.  School spirit and traditions can help make your student’s experience more meaningful.  Here’s your primer on some of our history and traditions.

September 29 – Midterms and Test Preparedness.  Midterms are coming – everybody panic!  No, don’t panic.  Here are some tips.

September 22 – Health, Wellbeing, and Balance.  Here are some ways to encourage your students to proactively approach their sense of wellbeing.

September 15 – Navigating the Classroom and Professors.  Students are trying to get the knack of the new college workload, plus figuring out how to work best with their faculty.  Here are some suggestions.

September 9 – Homesickness and Building Community.  Some thoughts on how students might experience homesickness, and the adjustments they all face living in residence halls with new people.

September 2 – Getting Involved.  How students can find friends and extracurricular activities as they begin the semester.

August 25 – Welcome to Wake Forest and Winston-Salem.  Everyone is finally on campus and settling in to life at WFU.  What’s that really like?