Weekly messages for parents and families of incoming students in the Class of 2021 are here as a resource for you as your student transitions to life at Wake Forest. Bookmark this site and check back each week for a new message.
December 5, 2017
Your Deacs’ first set of college final exams is just around the corner.
There is much to be done – final papers,… [Read More]
November 20, 2017
Thanksgiving Break is likely the first time your Deacs will be home for an extended period of time. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts to consider for your reunited family.
Ask them about their… [Read More]
November 6, 2017
If your student has never lived away from home before – and most Wake Forest students have not – being a college student means being fully responsible and autonomous for all aspects of daily life. Absent… [Read More]
November 1, 2017
Thanksgiving break is a couple of weeks away, and many Wake Forest students will be headed home for it. Just a few weeks after, the semester will end and all our students will vacate campus for… [Read More]
October 23, 2017
A difficult challenge most students face their first semester is time management. Many Wake Forest students were used to juggling complicated schedules in high school – academics,… [Read More]
October 16, 2017
One of the most challenging things for college parents and families is deciphering their student’s emotions. Instead of being at home across the kitchen table – where you can see your student’s face and body… [Read More]
October 9, 2017
Honor is something we take very seriously at Wake Forest. We have an Honor Code that all students must abide by, and which guides the behavior of our campus. It is the University’s ethical standard and… [Read More]
October 2, 2017
Midterms are happening soon, and they are definitely on your students’ minds. Here are two perspectives on midterms: one from a former student intern, who I will refer to as Intern E,… [Read More]
September 25, 2017
At this time each fall, I hear from first-year students who have gotten their first grade back on a test or on a paper – and they are panicking. The grade is not what they expected or hoped for, they are… [Read More]
September 18, 2017
Your first-year students are about a month in to school. They are adjusting to the new academic expectations and workload, and hopefully are finding a rhythm to college life. They are also… [Read More]
September 11, 2017
Classes have begun, and your students have been sorting through the syllabus for each of their classes, doing their homework and participating in class. They are probably also realizing… [Read More]
September 4, 2017
This week’s message for first-year families is about two common issues students face in their first few weeks of school: negotiating residence hall (aka dormitory) life and… [Read More]
To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem. The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
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