December 12, 2016
First-year families: your Deacs are in the home stretch of their first semester and they will be coming home soon for Winter Break. You will have the chance to hear their stories of college, to see… [Read More]
December 6, 2016
Your Deacs’ first set of college final exams is just around the corner.
There is much to be done – final papers,… [Read More]
November 28, 2016
Thanksgiving break just happened, and many Wake Forest students headed home for the long weekend. In a few short weeks we’ll be at Winter Break, when all the students will be home for close to a… [Read More]
October 31, 2016
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 21, 2016
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 17, 2016
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 10, 2016
Midterms are happening, 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, and… [Read More]
September 30, 2016
Over the past week I have heard from multiple 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… [Read More]
September 27, 2016
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 19, 2016
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]
September 12, 2016
There is no small measure of anxiety when families drop off their students at college. You worry about whether your student will get along with his/her roommate, the adjustment to… [Read More]
September 5, 2016
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]
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.