November 13th, 2013
Students are going through Round 2 of Spring 2014 course registration this week. Here are a few sites families should direct their student to if the student has questions:
The Registrar’s main web site has information about the registration schedule.
There is a subpage entitled Registration (also from the Registrar’s web site) with more detailed instructions.
If your student needs to reach a member of the Registrar’s office during registration, look about 1/2 down the Registration website for Gmail chat instructions. That is how students can talk to a staff member during registration.
At the bottom of the Registration site there is information about Registration Errors and Waitlist information.
November 11th, 2013
University Police is sharing the following information for students who are living off campus to help them prepare for the Thanksgiving break.
During Thanksgiving Break, the student off-campus housing historically sees a rise in burglary. University Police is offering a service to help minimize your risk of losses. The service consists of the following:
- Record the model and serial number of your valuables, which you do not intend to remove from the house during the Thanksgiving Break and record them with University Police.
- Take any and all portable valuables with you when you leave for the break.
- Make an appointment with a University Police detective to walk through your house with you and assist you in finding serial numbers on your valuables. They may be reached at email@example.com.
- E-mail University Police at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the dates your house will be unoccupied during the break so that we can check the doors and windows regularly in your absence.
Working together, we can reduce the impact of holiday crime.
Happy Holidays from your University Police!
If you are burglarized:
- Do not enter your house if you return home and find signs that a burglary is taking place or has taken place. Go to a safe place immediately, such as a neighbor’s home, and call the police.
- If you enter your home and find evidence of a burglary, call the police immediately. Do not touch anything or move anything around. Give the police a chance to gather evidence that may have been left.
- Try to determine what has been taken and prepare a list of stolen items (with serial numbers if possible) to assist police in their investigation.
November 6th, 2013
Student Financial Services has shared the following announcement with families about Electronic Tax Form 1098-T.
Wake Forest University is pleased to offer tax form 1098-T in electronic format via WIN. This new feature will provide students with a fast, convenient and secure way to access their tax form and also allow them to view prior year(s) 1098-T tax forms.
In order for the student to view the form electronically, they must grant consent via WIN by completing the below three easy steps. This consent is only available via the student WIN login. After consent is granted by the student, all future and past 1098-T forms will be available to view via the student WIN login until they separate from the University.
Step 1: Log into WIN and navigate to the “Personal” tab
Step 2: Click on the “1098-T Electronic Consent” Link
Step 3: Read the consent and click the checkbox and press the “Submit” button.
Congratulations, you can now view all your 1098-T tax forms electronically.
Electronic 1098-T Forms for tax year 2013 will be available to view via WIN by mid-January 2014 by students who grant consent.
If a student does not grant consent via WIN, then their 2013 1098-T tax form will be mailed by January 31, 2014 to their address on file with the Registrar’s office.
Advantages to viewing the1098-T electronically are quicker access to see the tax form and the ability to access prior year’s forms. If the student does not provide consent, Wake Forest University is required to mail them the 2013 1098-T form to the address on file with the Registrar’s Office but we are encouraging all students to take advantage of the new electronic access.
If you have further questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 336-758-5234 or email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
Wake Forest Student Financial Services
November 5th, 2013
Communications and External Relations just announced a change to its previous notice about the Reynolda Road closing.
The City of Winston-Salem announced Nov. 6 that it is rescheduling the planned repaving project at the Reynolda Road entrance to Wake Forest. Repaving will not take place on the previously announced dates of Nov. 7 and 8. Campus access will remain as usual on those days.
The city expects the repaving to take place next week. On Monday, Wake Forest will announce an update for the city’s repaving plans to students, faculty and staff in an e-mail.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations
November 4th, 2013
The Office of the Registrar has emailed undergraduate students about a delay in registration. Students should check their WFU email account for the message; it is also reproduced below.
Round One Registration for each undergraduate class is being delayed by one full day. The new Round ONE registration days are as follows:
Seniors – Tuesday
Juniors – Wednesday
Sophomores – Thursday
Freshmen – Friday
This change is necessary because a program that assigns registration limits for Round One failed to run properly today. Hence, we are not able to limit a student to 8 hours or 4 additional hours for those who participated in Major/Minor Registration. We cannot open registration without these limits in place.
We have attempted to correct this problem today, but it appears we will be unable to do so before the beginning of registration start times tonight at 5:00 p.m. Hence, we have decided to move all registration start time for Round One by one day, while we continue to work to fix the problem.
To be clear and as an example, if you are a junior and your Round One registration time was Tuesday at 7:50 pm, your new registration time will be Wednesday at 7:50 pm. Your registration time will be at the same time, but one day later. Because we are working to fix this registration limits problem, we cannot consider any changes in registration times from those already assigned.
We anticipate that Round Two registration times will be as originally scheduled Monday – Thursday.
I greatly regret this problem caused by this program failure. I will be in contact in this same way if there are other developments affecting registration times.
Harold L. Pace
Assistant Provost & University Registrar
November 4th, 2013
Registration for spring 2014 classes will begin this week. Parents and family members are urged to remind their students to check their account for holds that would prevent them from being able to register.
This email went out about two weeks ago to students who had holds on their accounts. Here are a couple of important points from that email:
“The outstanding balance needs to be resolved in order for the registration hold to be removed. All other holds must be resolved with the office that has placed the hold on your account. You can view all holds on your account via WIN.
For your convenience, you can view and pay your outstanding balance via DEAC Payments can either be made in person at the Cashier’s window (REY 107), through DEAC or by mail. Student Financial Services is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. Credit & debit cards are not accepted.”
Please urge your students to check for holds, or if you have been granted third-party access to DEAC, you can check it yourself. Because registration takes place after business hours (at the request of Student Government, who did not want registration to interfere with classes), if a student does not discover a hold until he/she tries to register, he/she will be prohibited from registering until the hold can be removed the next morning when administrative offices open.
Students (and parents/families) would be wise to check their student’s account several days before and the day of registration so that they can be certain their accounts are in order and they will be able to register on time.
October 29th, 2013
Communications and External Relations sent the following message to the campus community this morning.
The following message is sent on behalf of Steve Reinemund, Dean of the School of Business:
Please join us as we dedicate and celebrate the official Grand Opening of Farrell Hall, this Friday, November 1.
The opening of Farrell Hall unifies our undergraduate and graduate business programs under one roof with one vision. Our generous donors intended for Farrell Hall to be a welcoming place and a valuable resource for the entire campus community. We hope you’ll join us for a day of camaraderie and celebration.
Schedule (click for details):
11 a.m.– noon: Dedication of Farrell Hall
(Outside Farrell Hall front entrance closest to Wait Chapel)
Noon–2 p.m.: Campus & Community Open House
2–4 p.m.: Keynote Broadcast
Moderator: Al Hunt (’65, D.Litt. ’91), columnist for Bloomberg View and host of “Political Capital”
with Special Guests & Alumni Panel:
“The Noble Profession of Business”
- Charlie Ergen (MBA ’76), Co-Founder & Chairman, DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar Corporation
- David Farr (’77, P’07), Chairman and CEO, Emerson
- Eric Wiseman (’77, MBA ’88, P ’07), Chairman, President and CEO, VF Corporation
“The Legacy of Mike Farrell (P’10, LLD ’13)
Mary Farrell (P’10), University Trustee
Wellington Denahan, Chairman and CEO, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
October 29th, 2013
The following message was sent by Student Financial Services regarding spring meal plans.
The North Carolina Tax Simplification and Reduction Act (Session Law 2013-316) was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor on August 23, 2013. Included in this law is the repeal of the exemption effective January 1, 2014 for the sale at retail and the use, storage, or consumption in the state of North Carolina of “[p]repared food and food served to students in dining rooms regularly operated by State or private educational institutions or student organizations thereof.”
As a result of the repeal of this exemption, the sales of prepared food and food served to students in University dining rooms are now subject to sales tax. The current sales tax rate is 6.75% (NC state tax rate of 4.75% and Forsyth County tax rate of 2%).
To effect this change in state law, the University is applying state and local sales tax against the Spring 2014 meal plan charges in the November 1st DEAC billing statement. A table is provided at http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs/tuition-and-fees#meal that presents each meal plan cost, the applicable sales tax, and the total billable amount. The application of the state and local sales tax on meal plans is based on current guidance from the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
The official North Carolina Department of Revenue publication can be viewed at http://www.dornc.com/downloads/e505_9-13.pdf (applicable section is Part III, Effective January 1, 2014, “Food and Prepared Food Served at Institutions of Higher Education“).
October 21st, 2013
The following information was provided by the Office of Personal and Career Development.
If you’ve ever considered living the life of an Ad Agent, Media Executive, Fashion Consultant, Film Producer, Fine Arts Specialist, or Journalist in one of the world’s most culturally diverse and bustling cities. This is the trip for you!
The Office of Personal and Career Development invites you to join us December 15 – 17, 2013 on the New York City Career Trek, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in the company culture of some of the world’s leading brands and industry giants. See below.
Alumni from NYC will also be available to help you understand how to navigate the career process and opportunities in the Big Apple.
Find out more at the NYC Career Trek Information Session on October 24, 2013 at 4 PM in ZSR Auditorium. Visit the OPCD website to apply or for additional information click here.
- Viacom (MTV)
- Conde Nast (Golf Digest)
- Ogilvy Public Relations
- Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art
- Independent Filmmaker Project
- ANN INC.
- Jazz at Lincoln Center
- RJ Palmer
October 17th, 2013
Student Union shared the following Save the Date announcement for Spring Family Weekend. More details will be available closer to the spring.
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Family Weekend 2014 - February 28– March 2, 2014
Join us for a weekend of entertainment with your student as our Demon Deacon Men’s Basketball team takes on Boston College! We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring! Presented by Wake Forest Student Union