Congratulations to parents and families of students accepted into the Class of 2018! We are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in August 2014!
Because Regular Decision applicants will receive their admissions decisions in late March or early April, it will be a number of months before we have official information to share about the Class of 2018. In the interim, we hope you will take advantage of the following resources to help you get to know Wake Forest a little better:
The Parents’ 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.
We have a Daily Deac parent blog, which is meant to give parent and families (and even admitted students) a glimpse of life on campus. You can subscribe to the Daily Deac by following these instructions. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest Parents) and Twitter (WFUParents).
So that we may begin including you on important communications from Wake Forest, please complete a Parent 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.
NEW: The date for fall Family Weekend 2014 has been set. Family Weekend will be held Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26, 2014. Family Weekend is planned and executed by Student Union, the major programming organization at Wake Forest. The schedule for the weekend and registration for events is typically released in mid-July. When more information is available, it will be posted on the Parents’ Page as well as the Student Union website.
In late March or early April, the Admissions office will be sending out information about Campus Day for Accepted Students, which will be held on Friday, April 11 and Friday, April 25, 2014. The schedule for the day has not yet been set; in past years, the program has run most of the day. Students and parents can attend the date that is most convenient to them. Details will be available from Admissions later in the spring, but you should know that the day will provide information about housing and course registration, as well as the opportunity to engage with current students.
We also have some parents asking about how to make arrangements for Move-In weekend. Wake Forest’s official Events Calendar shows that Move-In is Thursday, August 21, 2014. However, before families make solid travel plans, you may want to consider waiting for this reason: Wake Forest has historically offered a number of optional pre-orientation programs for students (an Outward Bound type trip, a Campus Ministry retreat, a volunteer service, etc.)
Not all students take advantage of those programs, but some do. If your Deac might want to participate, you should be aware that he/she would need to arrive several days before Move-In (different programs have different start dates). In those cases, normally the parents drive/fly their student to campus with the bare minimum supplies and then the parents bring the rest of the belongings on Move-In day. Pre-orientation information will be available in May, so there will be more information then.
Please feel free to contact the Parent Programs office at email@example.com if you need additional information or assistance.
Welcome to Wake Forest!