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Registration Information – Please Check Holds

Round 1 of Registration for spring classes takes place the week of March 30.  Students must be sure there are no registration holds on their accounts.

From the Registrar’s website:

All HOLDS must be cleared prior to Registration Rounds appointment times. Check in WINfor any registration holds.  All holds must be cleared before Registration Rounds. For further instruction, please visit our Registration How-To page.

Offices such as Finance & Accounting, ZSR, etc. will NOT be available to remove holds after 4 p.m.  In addition, the Office of the University Registrar staff cannot remove a hold placed by another office.

Registration Times
Students can now check their Registration times in WIN under Check Your Holds & Registration Status. For further instructions, please visit our Registration How-To page.

The Registrar’s web site on Registration has more information.

Michele Gillespie named Dean of the College

20111214gillespie5206Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

President Hatch and I are delighted to report that, after an extensive national search, Wake Forest’s Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History Michele Gillespie has been named the new Dean of the College. She will officially assume leadership of the College on July 1. I am immensely grateful to my search-committee colleagues who provided valuable insights throughout this process.

Dr. Gillespie joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1999. She was named Kahle Family Professor of History in 2003 and served as associate provost for academic initiatives from 2007-2010. In 2013, she was the first Wake Forest faculty member to be honored with an endowed Presidential Chair, which recognizes and supports faculty who excel in both academic leadership and outstanding scholarship. She also currently serves as the faculty representative to the Advancement Committee of our Board of Trustees and is a member of the University Senate.

A noted teacher, scholar, historian and author, Dr. Gillespie balances academic rigor with integrating community engagement into her work and her classes. She teaches courses on the history of the American South, U.S. labor, women’s and gender history, and her research explores constructions of class, race, gender and region in the social and economic history of the American South. Her most recent book, “Katharine and R.J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South,” has received national acclaim.

Under her leadership, Wake Forest launched the Institute for Public Engagement, now incorporated into the University’s Pro Humanitate Institute, which builds relationships with community partners and supports publicly engaged teaching, service-learning courses and volunteer opportunities. In 2010, Dr. Gillespie was honored as a pioneer in the national service-learning field with North Carolina’s Robert L. Sigmon Service Learning Award.

Our committee, as well as President Hatch, was impressed with Dr. Gillespie as a highly respected professor and faculty member, a first-class scholar, and a dedicated member of the Wake Forest community who understands what makes the Wake Forest experience distinctive and fulfilling for our most important constituents: our students.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Gillespie our new Dean of the College and join us for a reception in her honor in the Reynolda Hall Green Room onMonday, March 30 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Rogan Kersh
Provost and Professor of Politics and International Affairs

Study Smarter, Not Harder Workshop Series

The Learning Assistance Center’s “Study Smarter, Not Harder” workshop series will introduce WFU students to a number of helpful strategies that will improve academic performance.  Their second workshop for the spring semester is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 25, from 5:00-6:00 in Greene Hall Room 145.

This workshop will focus specifically on smartphone applications and technology that students can use for studying, time management, and balancing their lives.

Housing and Dining Selection Flowchart – and Info sessions

Housing and Dining Selection for fall 2015 will take place April 13-17, but there are activities that students can be doing now. See the Flow Chart for Housing Selection (April 2015) for a timeline and flow of key activities.

The Residence Life and Housing website has information about the Housing and Dining Selection process; students are encouraged to visit the site for details.

Students also received the following email about Info Sessions that will be held tonight about the Housing and Dining Selection process:



Do you know when Housing Selection will occur?

Do you know how to set up your pull in password?

Do you know where to go to see your log on time when it’s available?

Do you know how to pull in a roommate(s)?

Do you know there is New option for Quiet Living Housing?

Do you know there is an option for Substance Free Housing?

If you can’t answer the above questions, no worries, we can help.  Attend any one of the info sessions listed below tonight to answer all your housing questions.

Johnson at 5:30pm

Bostwick at 6:30pm

Collins at 7:30pm


Registration Information for Lower-Division Students (i.e. who have not declared their major)

The following information was emailed to lower-division students (students who have not yet declared a major).  Students who have declared a major will work with their major adviser to be advised and obtain their PIN.


Dear Students,

This email is meant to serve as both a reminder and provide you with pertinent information regarding the upcoming Fall 2015 registration period.

1)      Registration directions, how-to’s, and FAQs can all be found at

2)      Important Dates:

  1. Major/Minor Registration – March 16-27th
  2. Round 1 – March 30th– April 5th (11:59pm)
  3. Round 2 – April 6th – June 7th (11:59pm)
  4. WFU Summer School Registration – March 16th-May 30th (11:59pm)

3)      Registration Start Time and PIN

  1. To find your registration start times: log in to WIN>Virtual Campus>Check Holds and Registration Status
  2. You will find three start times posted here. The first is your Round 1 start time, the second your Round 2 start time, and the third shows when you will have access to web registration again after the summer down time (WIN registration will be closed for continuing students from June 8th– August 16th for in-coming student registration purposes)
  3. Your academic adviser will have access to your PIN via their WIN account. You must be advised before you can be given your PIN and the PIN is only necessary for initial entry into WIN registration (i.e. for Round 1; you won’t need to re-enter your PIN after initial entry)

4)      University Registrar Office after hours-help during Rounds

  1. The Office of University Registrar will be closed after 5pm, but staff will be available from 5-9pm Monday-Thursday via Google Mail and Google Hangouts (
  2. For instructions on how to chat and/or email us at these times, please refer here:

5)      Registration Issues

  1. You can find more detailed registration information on our main registration page:
  2. If you run into issues: e.g. joining a waitlist or adding or dropping at the same time; or have questions about: e.g. waitlist limits, waitlist notifications, or typical errors you may receive; please see our following pages:

Here’s to you having a smooth registration process!

Trey Frye
Assistant Registrar
Registration Coordinator


Here are two additional pieces of information from the Office of Academic Advising:

From the English department regarding Division II core literature courses:

Lower division advisers should know that all 100-level English classes that count for the Division II requirement (Eng150, Eng165, Eng175, Eng185, Eng190) are designed to have equivalent levels of difficulty. All 100-level core courses require roughly 20 pages of formal writing, and have similar reading loads. In past semesters, sections of Eng150 have filled, with wait lists, long before the sections of Eng175, 185 and 190 have reached capacity. Please remind your students that Eng185 and Eng190 are NOT more difficult than Eng150 and Eng165. Also, please tell students planning to major in English that they should enroll in a 200-level gateway course (rather than a 100-level core course), and that ALL students are welcome to fulfill the divisional requirement with any one of our 300-level English courses.

In sum, students seeking to fulfill the Division II requirement should be encouraged to distribute themselves equally across the 100-level options, not limiting themselves to Eng150. If students want more information about the Spring 2015 offerings in core literature, you can direct them to Descriptions of the Fall 2015 core literature courses will soon be available at


About study abroad at the Flow House in Spring 2016:

Applications are being accepted to study Psychology and more at the Vienna Flow House, Spring 2016.

No prior German experience is necessary, but students will be required to take GER 113, 153, or 214 while abroad.  Also required is HMN 190 (Contemporary Viennese Experience, 1.5 credit hours).

Additional classes that will be offered include two courses in psychology and two courses that can fulfill divisionals in the Humanities and Fine Arts:

PSY 241 (Developmental Psychology)

PSY 315 (Special Topics in Psychology: Bridging Fact with Fiction)

HST 120 (Formation of Europe: Habsburg Empire and its Successor States)

MUS 219 (Music in Vienna)

For more info, contact Professor Lisa Kiang, Department of Psychology,

Housing and Dining Selection for 2015-16

Residence Life and Housing reminds families that Housing and Dining selection will take place in April.

2015 march enews where will you wakeInformation about the Room Selection process is available on the Residence Life and Housing website.  Please note the times for Info Sessions, Q&A Tables, and Help Desk on the Where Will You Wake? flyer at right.2016 - 2017 Meal Plan

Before Housing and Dining Selection in April, talk to your student about which meal plan will best suit their needs for next year.  The Welcome to Wake Forest Dining flyer at right shows more.

Meal Swipe Sale March 16-31

Campus Dining would like families to be aware of their Meal Swipe Sale that is taking place after Spring Break. Starting March 16th, any student with a current meal plan can add more meal swipes and Old Gold swipes. Students can take advantage of the sale by going to Reynolda Hall, Room 12.

Prices will be available on on March 16th. Sale ends March 31st.

Comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver WFU’s 2015 commencement address

stephen cComedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 18, 2015.

Stephen Colbert is a best-selling author, writer, comedian, former presidential candidate and television personality. He is most widely known as the host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s acclaimed series, “The Colbert Report,” which audiences and critics alike hailed as one of the top comedy shows on television.

“We are thrilled Stephen Colbert has accepted the invitation to speak at Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony,” said President Nathan O. Hatch. “I’m not sure what our graduates will enjoy more – how his creative genius reflects the exaggerated extremes of politics and contemporary life or how so many of us at Wake Forest will find ourselves on the receiving end of his jokes.”

Also joining Wake Forest for the commencement weekend will be baccalaureate speaker Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Pusey Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church. He is also a professor of religion and society on the faculty of divinity.

“As a social ethicist and scholar of American religions, Jonathan Walton asks us to commit ourselves to building a country where all people feel valued,” Hatch said. “His work is a call to action that demands we look honestly at ourselves and our country to both recognize injustice and stand up against it.”

Read the full story on both speakers.

Spring Break in Punta Cana, DR Malaria Advisory

The Student Health Service asked to have this information posted for parents.  There is a Malaria Advisory in the Punta Cana Resort Area for March 2015.  If your student is traveling to the Dominican Republic for Spring Break, please share this information with him/her and recommend your student contact Student Health to discuss preventative medication.


The Quebec Department of Public Health has reported that three (3) Canadian citizens who traveled to resorts near Punta Cana and Bávaro Beach in the Dominican Republic since December 2014 have developed malaria. Previously, travelers to this resort area were not thought to be at risk for malaria.

Students traveling for spring break 2015 to resorts in the Punta Cana area or in the area nearBávaro Beach (in La Altagracia province in eastern Dominican Republic) should take precautions to limit their risk for acquiring malaria. These include:

1. Prophylactic antimalarial medication such as doxycycline or Malarone (atovoquone/proguanil). These are available through the Student Health Service pharmacy or can be obtained from your primary care physician.

2. Personal protective measures to minimize the risk of mosquito bites.

For more detailed information about preventing malaria please see:

If you are going to this region in the Dominican Republic for Spring Break and wish to get preventative medication from the Student Health Service, please contact the pharmacist by email ( or by phone (336-758-5218 menu option “2”).

March Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has shared its March Dining Update 2015.  Students will want to take special note of the Spring Break hours of operation.