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New Parents

Congratulations to parents and families of students enrolled into the Class of 2018!  We are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in August 2014!

The New Students website is your source for parent and family information during the summer of 2014:  newstudents.wfu.edu.  Please be sure to see the Parents and Families section of the website, which has information specifically for you; newest items appear at the top in red. The New Students website is the location of all official information about your students’ matriculation.  We encourage students, parents, and family members to bookmark the site and visit often. 

Please encourage your student to check his/her Wake Forest email address frequently.  The Office of Academic Advising – who plans Orientation – will be communicating to the incoming class via email and through social media such as the Wake Forest University Office of Academic Advising Facebook page  and Twitter (WFU-OAA).  Those emails and social media posts will include information about important deadlines.

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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.  (Note: 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).

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).

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.  Registration will go live July 15th at this site.  When more information is available, it will be posted on the Parents’ Page as well as the Student Union website.

Please feel free to contact the Parent Programs office at parents@wfu.edu if you need additional information or assistance.

Welcome to Wake Forest!