Incoming Student (’21)

For parents and families of the Early Decision students enrolled into the Class of 2021, we are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in August 2017!

Parents and Families dropdown menu from the Newstudents.wfu.edu web siteThe Newstudents.wfu.edu website is live as of May 1st!  Your students should be looking at this site regularly for due dates and action items.  There is a Parents and Families section with due dates just for you; please access it regularly.  We encourage you to read the Advice for Parents and Families page.  The Parents and Families dropdown menu seen in this picture allows you to access the various parent and family subpages.  Please visit them all!

So that we may begin including you on important communications from Wake Forest, please complete a Family Record Form online at your earliest convenience. Please be sure to include your email address on this form, as email is the primary means of communication with Wake Forest families.  Once we have your email, we will begin including you on our Wake Parents and Families email newsletter; see archives here.

If you are an alumnus/a, or have another student enrolled at Wake Forest, you do not need to submit a new Parent Record Form, as you are already in our system. If you have a new address, email, job, etc. simply update any new or changed information via the Update Information Form. This form is used for all alumni, parent and friends’ updates.

Some of our international students have had difficulty getting the Parent Record Form to show up on their computers. Sometimes computer forms work better in one Internet web browser better than another.

The Parents and Families Page will be your portal for news and information especially for parents and family members.  We hope you will bookmark it and visit it often.

Daily Deac Blog

We have a Daily Deac blog which is meant to give parents and families (and even admitted students) a glimpse of life on campus. You can subscribe to the Daily Deac by entering your email address in the SUBSCRIBE box and following the instructions sent to your email address. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest Parents) and Twitter (WFUParents).

Commonly Asked Questions

When is Campus Day for Accepted Students and what is the schedule?

Admissions will host Campus Days on April 7 and April 21, 2017. Accepted students and their parents or families can choose to attend the day that best suits their schedule.  Campus Day information and registration is now live!  http://admissions.wfu.edu/visit/campusday2017/

When will my student need to move in and when is Orientation?  I want to make travel plans now.

The move-in date will be set on the Academic Calendar later in the year, and the dates for Orientation (traditionally held in August right after move-in) will be posted when it becomes available.  However, before you make firm travel reservations, you might want to wait and see if your new Deac will want to participate in Pre-Orientation programs, which would have them arrive a few days before official Move-In.  Information about Orientation and Pre-Orientation will be available on the New Students web site in mid-May 2017.

Can I make travel reservations for Thanksgiving or Winter Break once the academic calendar is set?

It would be wisest to wait until your students has his/her final course schedule (after Orientation) to purchase airline tickets for breaks.  Students must consult their course syllabus for each class and/or talk to professors about the course schedule and final exam times. While families can use the academic calendar as a general guideline for travel, some professors will schedule exams or assignments on the last day of class before break; other professors have attendance requirements that only allow a certain number of missed classes. Final exam schedules will be posted on the Registrar’s web site when they are finalized. NOTE: women participating in sorority recruitment will arrive in January a few days before classes begin.

What is the New Students web site?

In mid-May 2017, newstudents.wfu.edu will be updated and will have a special section just for families.

Note: The information currently on the New Students web site is for the Class of 2020 only.

When does my student need to register for classes, select housing, need to provide medical documentation, etc.?

All incoming students in the Class of 2021 will do those activities (and many more) during summer 2017.

When is Family Weekend 2017?

Family Weekend will be held October 27-29.  Family Weekend activities are planned and facilitated via the Office of Student Engagement; they will have more information available in early summer.

What local hotels are recommended?

There is a hotel list available online.

For More Information

Please feel free to contact the Office of Family Engagement at parents@nullwfu.edu if you need additional information or assistance.