Throughout the 2013-14 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.
April 14 – Sustainability. How is Wake Forest green, and how can your students play a part?
April 7 – Pro Humanitate. What does our school motto mean, and how can our students live it?
March 31 – Planning for the Summer. Things to think about before your first-year student comes home for the summer and you adjust to a ‘new normal.’
March 24 – You Want to Major in What? Concerned about your student’s potential major? Don’t be!
March 17 – Strengths Identification and Emotional Intelligence. How can your student discover what he/she is good at, and how to have the most productive relationships with others?
March 3 – Spring Break Safety. Things to talk about with your Deac before he/she heads off to a Spring Break vacation.
February 24 – Social Networking. It’s fine to post anything online, right? Wrong.
February 16 – Self Esteem and Personal Wellbeing. What can students do to fight off some of the winter blahs and feel confident and content?
February 9 – Cultural Awareness and Inclusion. Your students will be called to lead a global world after graduation. They can get started preparing for that right now.
February 1 – Student Involvement. How students can get plugged in to events and activities on campus.
January 27 – Mentoring. Mentoring is a key part of the Wake Forest culture. How can your students begin to tap into our many mentoring resources?
January 20 – Social Justice. What is social justice, and how should your students begin thinking about their role as emerging adults?
January 14 – Goals for a New Year. What kind of resolutions might you encourage your student to make this semester?
December 9 – Exam Tips and Stress Management. This is your Deac’s first set of finals at Wake Forest…what can you do to help?
December 2 – Celebration of the Season. How students might think about faith traditions – their own, as well as other people’s.
November 21 – Family 101. Here’s a short class on ‘how things are different when your student comes home for Thanksgiving break.’
November 17 – Cultural Awareness. Students need to develop global competencies. How might they accomplish this?
November 11 – Study Abroad. This is one of the most powerful experiences your student can have while at Wake Forest. Begin thinking about it now.
November 4 – Time Management and Overcommitment. Academics must come first, but there are a lot of other opportunities and distractions. Here are some considerations for your students.
October 28 – Course Registration. Your students will be registering for class soon. Here’s some advice about approaches they can take in the process.
October 21 – Honor. Wake Forest has an Honor Code. What does that mean for our students?
October 14 – Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment. Some thoughts on the process and how best to navigate it.
October 7 – Traditions, School History, and School Spirit. Some tips on how to be a great Deac.
September 30 – Midterms and Test Preparedness. Three perspectives on studying, grades, and midterms.
September 23 – Health, Wellness, and Balance. Some ideas on how your students can maintain balance in school.
September 16 – New Environments and New People. College is a time to open up and experience new people and places. Here are some things to think about in the process.
September 9 – Navigating the Classroom and Professors. What do successful students do?
September 2 – Homesickness and Building Community. Adjusting to the ‘new normal’ of life on campus.
August 26 – Getting Involved. How students can find their niche on campus.
August 22 – Welcome to Wake Forest and Winston Salem. – They’ve moved in. Now what?